Densetsu no Ogre Battle (伝説のオウガバトル) is a 1993 strategy RPG by Quest for the SNES and the first game in their Ogre Battle series. It was ported to the Sega Saturn by Riverhillsoft in 1996. While the original SNES version and an eventual PlayStation port were released outside Japan, this port was not. One sequel, Tactics Ogre, would be ported to Saturn a month later.
Twenty-five years prior to the beginning of the game, Empress Endora conquered the continent of Zetegenia. During her reign, a resistance organization called the Liberation Army forms to free the continent from her rule.
At the beginning of the game, the protagonist, whose name, gender, and other characteristics are chosen by the player, takes command of the Liberation Army. Throughout the course of the game, the protagonist is joined by various other characters, such as Lans Hamilton, a knight who served the king of Zenobia until the king’s death; Warren Moon, a wizard with the ability to divine the future; Tristan, the rightful prince of Zenobia; and many others.
After the Empress is slain, it is discovered that she was manipulated by Rashidi, a dark wizard in the Empress’ employ. The protagonist defeats him, but before Rashidi dies, he uses his blood to release Demundza, the king of the Underworld who was sealed away after the first great Ogre Battle. The protagonist and their army manage to seal Demundza away again before he can become too powerful. There are multiple outcomes to the story depending on various factors such as the protagonist's alignment, their reputation, and which characters they choose to recruit.
The Saturn version of the game makes a number of additions to the SNES original, offering more frames of animation, more colours and a higher resolution. The change is less drastic than the PlayStation port which opted to re-draw the backgrounds using polygons.