New details on Square Enix’s Left Alive have been revealed. The details can be found in the latest weekly issue of Famitsu and have been translated into English by Gematsu. It’s been confirmed that the game is set in the same world as the Front Mission series. Not only this, but the game is set between Front Mission 5 and Front Mission Evolved.
We now know that there are three playable protagonists in the game. Players will be able to switch between these three characters as the game progresses. It’s been confirmed that the first one is “young” while the second one is a female. We don’t know anything else about them at this time. Characters cannot be customized but we will be able to obtain different weapons. Crafting will be featured in the game for creating new weapons using different materials.
While the game uses a stage based structure, the progression will be down to the player to a certain extent. There’s still only one ending to the game which can have multiple character outcomes depending on the course the player takes. So it’s a mix of linear and branching
Survival is the primary objective of the game. Players will be able to decide how to reach their destination, either by moving in a straight line towards it or by taking hidden paths to avoid enemies. There will also be traps on the battlefield however, we don’t know who these are placed by.
As Left Alive is set in the same world as the Front Mission series, the game will feature Wanzers. These are walking mobile weapons which star as enemies in the game, however, it’s possible to “steal” a Wanzer from the enemy.
You can check out all the details on Left Alive via Gematsu. The game is currently 50% complete and will be releasing in 2018.