Forever Entertainment has revealed the Front Mission 2: Remake release date. The reimagined version of the classic mech strategy RPG is coming to Nintendo Switch on June 12th, marking the first time the game has officially been available outside of Japan. The game will feature improved loading times, new language support, and plenty of other tweaks.
Back in November, Forever Entertainment released a remake of the original Front Mission for Switch, and in June, it’ll be the sequel’s turn to get the remake treatment. Twelve years on from the second Huffman conflict, the starved people of Alordesh rise up against the Oceania Cooperative Union, leading to a tense global political situation.
Front Mission 2: Remake switches between the perspectives of three different characters: Ash, Lisa, and Thomas. This, according to Forever Entertainment, creates a worldview that “goes beyond a simple dichotomy between good and evil”. After all, if the people of Alordesh are starving, it’s not hard to imagine why they might decide to revolt.
In terms of gameplay improvements, Front Mission 2: Remake will sport improved loading times over the original PlayStation, so you won’t have to wait as long to get back into the action. You’ll also find new language support, a new camera option that lets you zoom in during combat, and new color and camouflage options for your Wanzers. Of course, the visuals and sound have also been updated to match modern standards.
Front Mission 2: Remake heads to Nintendo Switch on June 12th. You can take a look at the game’s Nintendo eShop listing if you want a little more information about it. In addition, if you’re yet to check out Front Mission 1st: Remake, you can do so via the eShop as well. There’s no word on any kind of multiplatform release for these games yet, so it looks like if you want to check out these reimagined mecha RPG classics, you’ll need a Switch.