At the recent Nintendo Direct, Front Mission 1 and 2 Remakes were announced, and they are releasing soon on the Nintendo Switch.
During the event, the Front Mission 1st remake was revealed, and it will release sometime this summer. Meanwhile, the Front Mission 2 remake has not been shown yet, but it was confirmed that it will release on the Switch in the future.
In case you’re unfamiliar, Front Mission 1 and 2 were originally released only in Japan back in 1995 and 1997, respectively. Except for a Nintendo DS release for the first game, Front Mission 1 and 2 have not received any English releases, though finally fans can experience the first two games in English via these remakes.
The first Front Mission game is described as:
“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.”
The Front Mission remakes release dates will be announced soon.