Front Mission 2 Remake delayed, with "no specific revised release date"
Forever Entertainment's remake of classic mecha strategy RPG Front Mission 2 has hit a snag. The game was scheduled for release on June 12, 2023. However, in a message delivered via social media and a press release, Forever Entertainment announced that the game will not make its target date.
The statement was signed by the "Forever Entertainment Team", and cites the need to "ensure that we have sufficient time" and "meet your expectations for a modern-day remake." Thus, the game is delayed, without a specific revised date available. The team said that it will continue to work on Front Mission 2: Remake, "with the aim" of releasing the game in the third quarter of 2023 (between July and September 2023). They did not specify what issues led to the decision being made.
Front Mission 2: Remake is being developed by Storm Trident, and is based on G-Craft's 1997 PlayStation original. Front Mission 2 expands on the mechanics of the original SNES-based Front Mission, and is centered around turn-based tactical battles between squads of walking mecha called Wanzers. Its story takes place 12 years after Front Mission, in the fictional South Asian nation of Alordesh. The plot stars three individuals from the Oceania Cooperative Union (OCU), who are caught in the middle of a coup attempt by the Alordeshi Armed Forces. Remake will be the first time Front Mission 2 has been officially playable outside Japan, as the original game never received an international release.
Check out Forever Entertainment's full statement quoted below:
As the premiere date for FRONT MISSION 2: Remake approaches, we have made the decision to postpone the release of the game on Nintendo Switch. This decision was not taken lightly, but in collaboration with the development team, we want to ensure that we have sufficient time to add as many functionalities as possible while proceeding with proper implementation and tests, in order to meet your expectations for a modern-day remake.
We understand the anticipation surrounding FRONT MISSION 2: Remake and the excitement you have shown throughout its development. Please rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering a polished and faithful remake of your beloved franchise.
While we are currently unable to provide a specific revised premiere date, we assure you that we are working tirelessly to complete the project as soon as possible, with the aim of releasing the game in the third quarter of this year.
Please stay updated on any development news by following our channels, including our social media profiles and Discord server.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
Forever Entertainment Team
Forever's remake of the original Front Mission launched in November 22, 2022, and is available on the Nintendo Switch. Check out RPG Site's official review.