It’s been a little quiet on the Front Mission front for a while, but now we finally have a date for Front Mission 2: Remake. On June 12, the game will be released, just like its predecessor, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
This sequel takes place 12 years after the first game. The scene is still Huffman Island, where political intrigue ignites the worst crisis since the end of the war – and, of course, a subsequent conflict. This is fought between the Republic of Alordesh and its breakaways who want to fight for their independence from the Oceanic Cooperative Union. We get to follow the story from three different perspectives in the characters Ash, Lisa and Thomas and, like the predecessor, we thus get a slightly deeper understanding of both sides in the conflict.
This marks the first time Front Mission 2 even coming from outside of Japan. Compared to its original, this remake boasts support for nine languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Polish and Chinese. And just like the previous remake, the graphics, sound and camera are of course reworked. The original, released for the Sony PlayStation in 1997, was presented in three-dimensional polygonal glory, which means it was aged like unpasteurized milk.
Along with the announcement of a release date, we also get a new one trailer. It confirms that the Front Mission remake series is aiming for the same visual style. It’s raw-barked military porridge for the whole penny on this color palette.
Front Mission 2: Remake is released with a starting price of approximately SEK 340 (Zloty 139.99).