A sequel to Square Enix‘s Front Mission franchise, albeit on mobile platforms, has been announced following the release of the dreadful Left Alive in 2013. Front Mission 2089: Borderscape, developed by Black Jack Studio, will be released on iOS and Android devices in the near future, with pre-registration now accessible on the game’s official website. There is no release date or gameplay information available at this time, but you can see the concept trailer below.
Providing a completely fresh tale, Borderscape takes place during the Second Huffman War in the year 2089. There’s a “fertile island,” two “strong economic federations,” and a “gang of mercenaries” in the official description, and they’re all caught in the middle of a civil war. Whatever happens, it appears like conflict is unavoidable, and you can bet that mechs will be involved.
A Front Mission 2089 game for mobile devices was released in 2005, which is a bit of a rarity these days. Front Mission 2089: Border of Madness, an upgraded remake of the original game, would be released in 2008 for the Nintendo DS, courtesy of NEO: The World Ends with You creator h.a.n.d. It remains to be seen how Borderscape will play a role in it, so stay tuned.
A remaster of the 1995 Super Famicom title, Front Mission 1st: Remake will appeal to those who like the more conventional console experience. It will be available for the Nintendo Switch this summer.