Front Mission Evolved has robot action, on-foot action

It seems that the near future will be quite the fun time for fans of giant stompy robot action. Sure, a steady stream of Gundam games satisfied some, those who love games where robots fighting is serious business were often left wanting.

Square Enix has placed itself in a good position to fill that niche this spring with Front Mission Evolved, an all-action iteration of the famous Front Mission tactical RPGs. The newest trailer for the game, which you can check out below, brings the drama, where a guy named Dylan needs to be reminded that this is war, dammit.

More than drama, however, the trailer – and its accompanying screenshots – bring a more intriguing, play-related angle to the affair: on-foot combat. I’d certainly love to see that pulled off well. Busting up a room full of dudes with an assault rifle, then stepping into your Wanzer to demolish the building that room was in, would be utterly priceless.

Anyone else excited to see a Front Mission game return to the fore soon? I was burned when they passed on localizing Front Mission 5 back then, but maybe they can make up for it with this.

Front Mission Evolved for Spring [Eurogamer]

Josh Tolentino
When not posting about Japanese games or Star Trek, Josh served as Managing Editor for Japanator. Now he mostly writes for Destructoid's buddies at Siliconera, but pops back in on occasion.