Front Mission Evolved now has its own wave-based co-operative multiplayer mode called Last Stand.
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Square Enix has detailed downloadable content for Front Mission Evolved, some of which is free, some of which costs cold hard cash.
DLC bringing new weapons and wanzers.
In part, the problem's with the title. The Front Mission name has always been synonymous with the Japanese tactical RPG: a futuristic robot version of chess, all giant bipedal tanks blowing the limbs from one another with ponderous missile attacks planned in between sips of tea and head-scratching.
In 1997, when Squaresoft first tried its hand at a real-time version of the game – giving players direct control of the Wanzers and a cockpit-eye view of the action – it dubbed the release Front Mission: Alternative. The title made clear that the game was an experimental spin-off, an alternative for those who find thrills more readily in split-second evasive sidesteps from a hail of rocket fire than the statistical dice rolls with which the series made its name.
Front Mission Evolved, though? That implies to the series faithful that the old way of playing is obsolete and that every TRPG, if it dreams hard enough and makes friends with enough Western developers, can one day be an Armored Core clone. Before the game's even begun, it has alienated long-standing Front Mission fans, suggesting that their series has switched genre with no plans to look back.
It's all got a bit Darwinian.
Square Enix has pushed the European release of Front Mission Evolved back to 8th October, despite just under a month ago assuring us the UK was immune to collateral from the US delay.
Mech me an offer.
And only comes back with badges, sadly.
Front Mission Evolved is still on course for release on 17th September in the UK despite it being delayed in the US.
East and West collaborate, giant robots ensue.
Square Enix plans to release Front Mission Evolved here in spring on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Square Enix has whipped the wrappers off a brand new Front Mission Evolved game for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.