Front Mission 1st: Remake scheduled for release this summer
The first portable port of the turn-based strategy game, produced by Toshiro Tsuchida and Shinji Hashimoto, appeared on the WonderSwan Color console in Japan in 2002, featuring character illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano.
An enhanced port arrived on the Sony PlayStation console in Japan in 2003, with an added scenario by Tsuchida, centering on the USN soldier antagonists. Titled Front Mission 1st, the CD-based expanded port added original compositions by Hidenori Iwasaki, along with arrangements of the Super Famicom score. The first Western localization of the game appeared on the Nintendo DS, including the PS1 content.
Front Mission 1st: Remake was announced during the latest Nintendo Direct livestream, as a collaboration with developer Forever Entertainment. The Nintendo Switch exclusive is scheduled for release this summer. In addition, production has begun on a Switch port of PlayStation strategy title Front Mission 2, featuring a music score by Matsueda.
From the product page:
In the year 2090, the world's conflicts are fought using giant war machines called Wanzers. Huffman Island, the only place where the Oceania Cooperative Union (O.C.U.) and the Unified Continental States (U.C.S.) share a land border is a hotbed of conflict.Nintendo - FRONT MISSION 1st: Remake
An O.C.U. reconnaissance platoon led by Captain Royd Clive is assigned to investigate a U.C.S. munitions plant. They are ambushed by U.C.S. Wanzers, triggering a series of events that plunges the whole island into war. Royd's fiancée, Lieutenant Karen Meure, goes missing in action. Discharged from the military, Royd sets out to investigate what happened to Karen. His quest leads him closer and closer to the conspiracy behind the incident and the powers that orchestrated it.
With dozens of characters to meet, its mature story, and non-Manichean protagonists, Front Mission is the classic of a tactical Japanese RPG genre, finally available worldwide.
Wanzers return to the battlefield once more!— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 9, 2022
Prepare for battle when FRONT MISSION 1st: Remake launches on #NintendoSwitch this summer!
FRONT MISSION 2: Remake will also launch on Nintendo Switch in the future. #NintendoDirect pic.twitter.com/rVd3wLEYVZ