Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis Developer Interview (4)

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A Helpful Q&A for Hopeful Ogre Battlers

The Ogre Battle series is known for many things, including its diehard fan base and cult status. If you played The Knight of Lodis and enjoyed it, perhaps it’s time to delve deeper. Let’s take a moment to learn a bit more about Ogre Battle!

 Q. How many chapters are there in the Ogre Battle saga?

Composed of eight chapters, the Ogre Battle saga is an epic poem the details life following the “Ogre Battle”–a great conflict that occurred between humans and ogres, the denizens of the netherworld.

Q. What is their chronological order?

 Their order would be as follows:

Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis (Game Boy Advance)

Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen (Super Famicom)

Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (Nintendo 64)

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (Super Famicom)

March of the Black Queen is the series’ 5th chapter, Person of Lordly Caliber is the 6th, and Let Us Cling Together is the 7th with The Knight of Lodis being an independent of the main story.

Q. Is there a way to play the Super Famicom versions of Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen and Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together?

Both titles are available for download through Nintendo Power1.

Nintendo Power (http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n03/index.html)

1Nintendo Power: A service that allowed customers to purchase games electronically via select retailers and download the game onto a rewritable flash cartridge that was compatible with the Super Famicom.
Q. What’s the connection between The Knight of Lodis and Let Us Cling Together?

They’re not directly connected, but the Holy Lodis Empire that existed as a powerful obstacle to the protagonist of the previous title is the setting for this game’s story.

Q. What kind of country is the Holy Lodis Empire?

A large country of those devout to the Lodis faith, it is a country that has conquered the nations surrounding it in the name of “civilization.” Their influence extends even as far as the island of Ovis, the setting for this title, where the Holy Lodis Empire is using the overwhelming military force to oppress the people. It was depicted as a nation of many mysteries in Let Us Cling Together, and The Knight of Lodis may be our first chance to take a peek behind the curtain…

Q. Why do the mechanics change so much with every game?

Every time we make something new, we implement mechanics that we believe will make that particular game more interesting. You could say that testing out different systems is one of the trademarks of the Ogre Battle series. Should there be another entry in the series, it may be something completely different from what’s existed until now.


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