Square Enix and Forever Entertainment have announced the Front Mission 1st: Remake release date. The upcoming mech tactics game will launch for Nintendo Switch on November 30th, and we'll get more details about it tomorrow thanks to a brand new gameplay trailer.
Remakes of the first three Front Mission games were originally revealed during September's Nintendo Direct presentation. The first was set to land in November (and now we know when), while the second is due sometime next year. Sadly, we don't have release dates for the second or third remakes just yet.
Front Mission 1st: Remake is set in the year 2090, during a time when giant mechs are being used as war machines in humanity's conflicts. You take control of the brilliantly-named Royd Clive, who must search for his missing fiancé against a backdrop of political intrigue and all-out global war. The games are actually set in the same world as Left Alive, although if you want a quality experience, you're probably better off with this remake than that mess.
Front Mission 1st: Remake developer Forever Entertainment's name might be familiar to you if you've played the Panzer Dragoon or House of the Dead remakes. If you're a fan of Front Mission, rest assured that it doesn't seem like Forever is going to reinvent the wheel; these look very much like updated, but not reimagined, versions of the 90s strategy classics.
If you want more info on the upcoming Front Mission 1st: Remake, then you can check out the brand new gameplay trailer that's set to drop tomorrow. The devs are promising a new game mode, gameplay and mechanical tweaks, and "non-Manichean" characters, which is a reference to the classic good-evil moral spectrum. Intriguing, no? Let's hope the remake lives up to that promise when it arrives on November 30th. You can pre-order it starting from November 16th, too.