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Ogre Battle 64 Hits Virtual Console

Not the first Ogre title to hit the virtual console, but it is the first N64 game for a very

Ogre Battle 64 Cover Art

Cover art from the North American release of Ogre Battle 64

long time and the first time this game has been available in Europe. A double celebration helped by the fact that it’s also one of the best strategy games on any console.

Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber to give it its full and frankly daft title was released in Japan in 1999 in Japan and 2000 in North America. It was developed by Quest who developed several other titles in the Ogre Battle series, before several key members joined Square. Those same people went on to work on the Final Fantasy Tactics series of games, so you can see why the Ogre Battle series has been so revered.

I’ll hopefully get some time to play the game and I’ll report back in a few days.