One of the biggest surprises from PlayStation’s TGS conference was the announcement of a brand new game from Square Enix, called Left Alive. Not much was shown on the game, just a short trailer that showed a ravaged city along with some mechs. However, Square Enix has now confirmed that Left Alive is set in the world of Front Mission, taking place chronologically between Front Mission 5 and Front Mission Evolved.
Left Alive is a survival action game with three separate protagonists. Each of the protagonists are trapped in the destroyed city and work independently to try and escape. There are elements of shooting, stealth, and even Wanzer riding, the mechs from the Front Mission series. The art for the game and character designs are done by Yoji Shinkawa, the legendary artist behind the Metal Gear Solid series. An interview from Famitsu with producer Shinji Hashimoto and director Toshifumi Nabeshima reveals a little more info on the game. Thanks to Gematsu for finding and translating the information.
- The three protagonists are the people featured in the key visual. All three are isolated in the city where the game is set, and each act independently in order to survive.
- Keyword: “The One Day Incident” – The setting is a city in Russia. The game depicts a one day incident that occurs there. A war is happening in the city, and the protagonist will inevitably get caught up in the conflict.
- Wanzer – Since Left Alive is set in the same world as the Front Mission series, the walking-type mobile weapons known as “Wanzers” will appear. Although you will mainly confront Wanzers as enemies, you can also steal a Wanzer away from the enemy.
- Survival Action – The primary objective is survival. The game will have a varied setup, including traps laid out to stir up the battlefield. There is also a crafting element, which allows you to use the materials you obtain to craft items.
- The Route You Take is Up to You – For example, if you head straight to your destination, you may be in danger of having to fight enemies, but you can also take hidden paths and stay out of the enemy’s line of sight, or take a big detour far away from that area. How you progress is up to you.
Left Alive is due out sometime in 2018 on PS4 and PC.
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