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E307: Front Mission DS interview and media galore

We've got a flood of Front Mission DS media for you today. In addition to the new screenshots viewable in the gallery below, there's also a minute-and-a-half-long trailer for the Square Enix SRPG past the post break. If you need more than just combat clips and menu hopping to get you going, scroll down a bit further for the original Japanese trailer.

Front Mission DS finally bring the series' first entry to the states, adding touchscreen controls, multiplayer battles (local only), and several new Wanzers to the mech-based title. While this release already includes the alternative UCS storyline from the PlayStation remake, five new missions specific to the DS version have also been added.

RPGamer had a chance to sit down with producer Koichiro Sakamoto to discuss the handheld port and his thoughts on bringing more Front Mission games to the DS. According to the interview, were it not for the campaigning of a particular team member, North America might not have received the game: "There was one [who] was very passionate about the game, and wanted to give players in the United States the chance to experience. He felt that Front Mission 3 and 4 proved that there is a userbase, and since the DS is currently very popular, the thinking went, 'Why not give it a try?'"

Gallery: Front Mission DS

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7-12-2007 @ 4:29PM

james said...

So awesome. Why are there not more turn-based strategies with giant ROBOTS?!


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7-12-2007 @ 4:54PM

Alex said...

I'd still rather see fm5 come over. Nothing against the first one but its been a translated rom for ages and 5 seems to be considered the best of the series.


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7-13-2007 @ 12:12PM

Van said...

So since dsfanboy posted about the play asia sale months ago (fm1st for $20), I had been playing the import, doing my best to read the Japanese with my less than level one skill, with the concept in mind that this game is awesome and will never come to the states. Way to go, now I have to buy it again this fall!


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8-03-2007 @ 7:55PM

Dorne said...

Thank you particular member for considering US (hopefully Canada) to send Front Mission DS. =)


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