Famitsu magazine’s website recently released new screen shots featuring in-game appearances of various Front Mission Evolved characters, along with some background info for each one. Take a good look at them now, for you’ll be seeing a lot of them one the game comes out on the PS3 and 360. View the gallery after the jump.
Kotaku has reported that Kojima Productions announced that certain boss characters in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the PSP will drop items that can be used by the giant Wanzers in Front Mission Evolved, hinting at the PSP and PS3 connectivity between the two games. For the 360 version of FME, we suspect this will be turned into a DLC if it isn’t an exclusive arrangement between Konami and Square-Enix.
We here in RR would like to think bigger regarding this partnership, so we’re further hoping for something like the Shagohod featured in MGS: Snake Eater or some new Metal Gear being featured in Peace Walker becoming side bosses in FME, much like how the popular Monster Hunter’s Tigrex will be appearing as special boss characters in MGS: Peace Walker. As much as the FME/MGS boss crossover is improbable, we would like to keep hoping that the possibility is still there.
That, or we’ll be happy just having a Big Boss avatar for on-foot characters.
The Japanese Front Mission Evolved site recently released a new batch of in-game screen caps of the upcoming Front Mission Evolved, which show that hover types and 4-legged Wanzer legs will be making a comeback in the upcoming installment of the Front Mission Franchise. No news on how this may affect Wanzer movement and game play like in previous Front Mission titles. More screen shots after the jump:
Snagged by Kotaku, at least for the PS3 version. With that, Square Enix released more screenshots of the upcoming Front Mission Evolved, which further excites us about the upcoming mech shooter. Based on the screen shots, the current progress of the game is shaping up to be a standard title in any mech gamer’s library. The new screen shot gallery after the jump:
There have been a lot of rumors and speculations regarding what sort of features Front Mission Evolved (FME) will be having, and fans have analyzed officially released videos over and over again to look for clues regarding the next installment of the Front Mission series.
The fine folks over at Japanator and its sister site Destructoid wanted these rumors and speculations laid to rest, so they asked Square Enix Director Shinji Hashimoto a few questions regarding the upcoming Front Mission title, including some of the burning questions fans wanted to ask about the game. Some select questions after the jump:
Developed by Diable Avionics, the Zephyr is the next generation Wanzer poised to replace the standard models currently in use. The overall structure of Zephyr can support a moderate range of weaponry and still maintain a high rate of mobility.
The Zephyr appears to be an original Wanzer design making its debut in FME. At first glance, the name seems to be an exclusion from Diable Avionics’ standard naming convention of using weather phenomena on their Wanzers (Frost, Gust, Storm for example), though a bit of further reading might lead one to the name of Zephyrus or “The West Wind” in Greek mythology, which puts it squarely back into Diable’s part naming system. More on the Zephyr’s brief history after the jump:
Awesome new screenshots of the upcoming Front Mission Evolved show the scale of combat between Wanzers and giant enemy units in the game. New screenshots also show on-foot combat in the game, as well as some of the upcoming Wanzers to be featured in the next Front Mission game. Full body character CG works of FME’s protagonists and a gallery of screenshots after the jump:
A brand spankin’ new trailer for the upcoming Front Mission Evolved has been floating around, which give an insight into the story and details have emerged on FME’s multiplayer game mode titled “Domination”. The brief background of the story from Siliconera:
In the future, the world is a changed place. Technology has advanced. Countries have merged into massive geopolitical blocks. But one thing, sadly, remains the same – humanity’s appetite for war. When a terrorist attack destroys one of the U.C.S.’s prized orbital elevators, the military is mobilised to eliminate the threat.
Dylan Ramsey, a young engineer, finds himself quickly caught in a swirl of destruction, conspiracies and crumbling alliances. Experience his story in this high-octane third-person shooter.