The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu reveals more details about the newly announced game from Square Enix, Left Alive.
Left Alive is a new title produced by the Front Mission series’ Shinji Hashimoto, directed by the Armored Core series’ Toshifumi Nabeshima, and features character designs by the Metal Gear series’ Yoji Shinkawa. Mecha designs will be done by Mobile Suit Gundam 00‘s Takayuki Yanase.
- Left Alive is a survival action game featuring shoot outs and traps set up with varied placements.
- The game uses the same world and setting of the Front Mission series, chronologically taking place between Front Mission 5 and Front Mission Evolved.
- There are three protagonist, starting with a young protagonist. Next, you’ll become a female protagonist, and switch among the three protagonists as you progress.
- The progression route is up to the player.
- There are replayability elements.
- There is only one ending, but the outcome of the character changes depending on the course you take.
- It uses a stage-based structure.
- There is no Wanzer customization, but you can craft by obtaining weapons and materials.
- It is mainly offline, but that isn’t to say there won’t be any online elements.
- A few Front Mission staff are working on the game.
- There are also robots designed by Yoji Shinkawa.
- Director Toshifumi Nabeshima first joined Square Enix in 2015.
Important notes from Weekly Famitsu’s interview:
- Producer Shinji Hashimoto: “We wanted to make a Front Mission with a new lineup. We started this new title to see Front Mission in a slightly different perspective.”
- Director Toshifumi Nabeshima: “It’s a third-person shooter. There’s also Wanzer-riding action and stealth elements. How the game is cleared is up to the player.”
- Producer Shinji Hashimoto: “Square Enix wanted to convey the feeling that we cherish Front Mission.”
Left Alive is coming to PS4 in 2018.