Excerpt: Only the well-informed among us know the details of Square's "Front Mission" series. While certainly successful in Japan, the series has not performed all that well in North America. Perhaps this is because we were introduced to the series a little late, and our initiation was the PlayStation's Front Mission 3.
Excerpt: Front Mission for the DS is a revamped version of the first Front Mission which was released by Square Enix for the SuperNES in Japan only. Those of us in the States have only seen installments 3 and 4 for the Playstation and PS2 respectively. Square Enix is no stranger to franchises, with Final Fantasy and the Mana series each running for well over a decade now, and Front Mission is no different.
Excerpt: Front Mission for the DS is a slightly upgraded version of two games that never reached North American shores: Front Mission and Front Mission: Gun Hazard , both of which appeared on the Super Famicom. Front Mission tells the story of a war (The Second Huffman Conflict) between the Unified Continental States (U.C.S.) and the Oceania Cooperative Union (O.C.U.). At the beginning of the game, players get the choice of playing through the game from either perspective.