Another great remake is ready to hit Nintendo Switch consoles today. Front Mission 1st: Remake is, of course, the remastered version of one of the greatest Square Tactical RPGs where players take control of giant mechs called Wanzers and face worldwide conflict in the Year 2090. Below are some review scores so far, info from its Store page, and the trailer.
- Destructoid: 7/10
- Dexerto: 4/5
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.
- Front Mission comes back as a remake.
- The game features a modern mode with improved controls.
- The legendary soundtrack fully reorchestrated.