Front Mission


ESGS 2018 brought to us pleasant surprises most of which were homegrown. Still, no game convention is complete without having game developers talk about the games they are about to launch. On Day 2, we were fortunate to have two of the top minds of Left Alive – Producer Shinji Hashimoto and Director Toshifumi Nabeshim to share us their thoughts about Square Enix’s upcoming shooter for the Playstation 4 and Windows PC. To the uninitiated, Front Mission is a collection of video games and other related content rooted in turn-based strategy. Its main attraction are the giant robots called “Wanzers”. These are anthropomorphic building-sized robots with shoulder mounted long-range canons that resemble a tank. Although these robots have the firepower and toughness of a tank, they don’t move like one. The Wanzers have the ability to “skate” on the ground, which makes for a fast-paced, third-person shooter. The upcoming offering,…