Left Alive is Square Enix’s latest title from the Front Mission franchise. At last year’s TGS, we learned about its three playable protagonists and their overarching motivations. Today, Square released extended footage of Left Alive’s core gameplay as it pertains to each of these characters.
During stealth segments, gadgets like enemy-sensor projectiles, smoke grenades, and flash bangs let players assess engagements or evade them outright. Additionally, the trailer is chock-full of cutscenes. Basic dialogue options are available in these moments to maintain immersion. However, Square left the most anticipated gameplay for last: mech combat. These golem-sized machines come equipped with fully-automatic weapons as well as grenade and missile launchers. A pin ability was used several times to disorient enemy mechs and traverse the linear stretches of metropolitan areas swiftly.
Left Alive releases for PlayStation 4 and PC on March 5. If the game’s Metal Gear Solid-like mechanics excite you, read up on the extra content and collectibles that come with the Day One and Mech Edition versions of the upcoming title.