Front Mission 1st: Remake arrives on PlayStation, Xbox & Windows

Jerry on 2023-06-30
Front Mission 1st: Remake is now available for Windows and consoles. The tactical turn-based role-playing game, developed for modern gaming platforms by Forever Entertainment, debuted on Nintendo Switch back in November.

Published by Squaresoft in 1995 and developed in collaboration with G-Craft, Front Mission originated on the Super Famicom console, featuring a music score by Yoko Shimomura and Noriko Matsueda. 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 is now available for PS4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Series X|S, along with Windows through Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store. Switch remakes of PlayStation strategy titles Front Mission 2 and Front Mission 3 are currently in development.

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.

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.
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