Square Enix had a big surprise for fans of old-school strategy RPGs in today’s Nintendo Direct presentation with Front Mission 1st: Remake coming to the Nintendo Switch in summer 2022.
Front Mission 1st: Remake will be a remake of the original 1995 strategy RPG. In addition to featuring a modern mode with improved controls, it will feature a fully reorchestrated soundtrack. Square Enix hasn’t shared any further details about other new features or content in the remake, but stay tuned for more info.
If you’re unfamiliar with the classic title, check out a synopsis below:
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.
With dozens of characters to meet, its mature story, and non-Manichean protagonists, Front Mission is the classic tactical Japanese RPG, finally available worldwide.
Watch the announcement trailer from today’s Direct below:
Front Mission 1st: Remake will be available for the Nintendo Switch in summer 2022. Square Enix also announced a remake for the second game, Front Mission 2: Remake. However, we’ll have to wait for more details, including its release window.
Meanwhile, the fact that this remake exists may bode well for the potential return of Chrono Trigger in the future.