Last year, I was browsing through the ever-growing list of retroachievements.org. A community website dedicated to bringing achievements to old retro games, in search of a new set to play. It was during this search that I first came across Front Mission. This tactical turn-based RPG featuring big giant mechs called wanzers did not disappoint me. With its immersive tactical gameplay, I spent countless hours engrossed in it, quickly elevating it to one of the greatest games of all time on my list. Therefore, I was ecstatic to hear about its remake, although initially, it was announced exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. As an Xbox gamer, I was naturally disappointed, feeling left out. However, the good news is that after a year of exclusivity on the Switch, Front Mission 1st Remake is finally making its way to all other platforms on June 30th.
Here’s what the developer has to say about the remake.
About FRONT MISSION 1st: Remake
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.
FRONT MISSION 1st: Remake is an immersive, tactical turn-based RPG, placing you in command of the awe-inspiring Wanzers – powerful military machines. Assume the role of valiant pilots navigating treacherous battlefields, where the true realities of war come alive with every strategic maneuver. With a meticulously crafted narrative that surprises at every turn, the game showcases an extensive combat and battle system. Enjoy all these features through refreshed graphics and a reorchestrated soundtrack, elevating the gaming experience of the classic Front Mission series.
Price: $34.99 / €34,99
There will be a release discount of 10% from June 30th to July 12th on steam