How the Front Mission Series Anticipated, Then Fell Behind, a Dark Future

If a single glance at the cover of Left Alive summons a sense of familiarity and history, that might be because it is graced by the art of Yoji Shinkawa, Metal Gear Solid’s lead character designer. And Left Alive, the Square Enix stealth action game releasing March 5th, is part of a long franchise… just not the one the cover art might suggest.

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For those who want a game more like the TBS Front Missions of yore, keep an eye out for Phantom Brigade.