Square Enix Ships Front Mission 4

There’s more giant robot mayhem coming your way as Square Enix U.S.A. announces that the mech-based strategy game, Front Mission 4, is shipping to North American retailers today. This first Front Mission title to be released for PlayStation 2 recently previewed at E3 in Los Angeles and promises to offer everything fans have come to expect from the series, and more.

Front Mission 4 draws the player into a world of military strategy and political intrigue. A deep storyline unfolds as gamers command wanzer (mech unit) squads through a wide variety of missions, seeking to uncover the culprits behind a deadly attack that threatens to start a World War. The game allows players to fully customize their wanzers with a variety of powerful weaponry and accessories. In addition, new tactical features such as the Link System allow pilots to link with fellow squad members for devastating maneuvers.

Set in 2096, the game opens six years after the Second Huffman Conflict, the stage of the original Front Mission game. When an unidentified group of wanzers assaults and destroys an E.C. German base, a new recruit named Elsa is sent to Germany with her team to investigate. Another branch of the story focuses on Darril, a U.C.S. Army sergeant in South America, whose company is sent to Venezuela in order to prevent secession.

Front Mission 4 is rated “T” for teen and will be available for a suggested retail price of $49.99. Additional information on the title can be found at www.square-enix-usa.com/games/fm4/.