Front Mission 1 & 2 Remakes coming to Nintendo Switch

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Front Mission 1st: Remake has been announced for the Nintendo Switch and will launch on the hybrid console later this year.

Confirmed for a summer 2022 release, this an HD version of the classic turn-based JRPG. Front Mission came to Super Famicom first in 1995 and would gain wider popularity after being ported to the original PlayStation later in 2003.

The remake is being developed by Square Enix and Forever Entertainment, revitalising the game’s dated visuals. It appears as though you’ll be able to experience the classic Front Mission or trigger a new mode layered with improved controls and other modernised quality of life features.

This news comes from the latest Nintendo Direct which saw a barrage of new game announcements. For Front Mission fans this was a double whammy as a Front Mission 2 remake has also been confirmed.

It’s unknown whether both titles will make their way onto other platforms though it seems likely.

Here’s an overview of the first game, via Nintendo:

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.

Catch up on all the latest reveals from the Nintendo Direct event:

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