It’s been a while since we heard from Square Enix about Left Alive, the survival action successor of Front Mission, but we now have some new screenshots and details from Gamescom 2018. [Thanks, DualShockers.]
Here are some highlights from DualShockers’ impressions on the gameplay they saw at Gamescom 2018 alongside director Toshifumi Nabeshima and producer Shinji Hashimoto:
- There will be plenty of sections where the one of the three protagonists will get to ride on the Wanzer mechas that we’ve seen in Front Mission that you steal from the armored forces that invade the city.
- Players will often get to choose whether they want to face soldiers guarding the Wanzer or take another approach on foot.
- Combat on foot is very tactical due to limited resources that require you to play smart with traps, improvised weapons, and crafting in order to fight against enemies that often have a lot more to work with.
- Player choices play a big role in Left Alive, as part of it revolves around rescuing civilians that are trapped in the city.
- The civilians have their own motives and back stories, and it’ll often take some convincing to get them to follow you.
- You can also ditch them if you can’t convince them or if you simply don’t care to save them.
- In addition to the stories of the three protagonists, at the end of the games you’ll also learn about the civilians you rescue, as your choices and actions alter the story outcome.
Here’s a look at new screenshots Square Enix shared at Gamescom 2018:
Left Alive is in development for PlayStation 4 and PC.