Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Publisher: Square Enix U.S.A., Inc.
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system (PS2)
Genre: Strategy Role-Playing
Ship Date: June 2004
FRONT MISSION 4 marks the debut of the popular mech-based strategy
game on the PlayStation 2. Utilizing the technological capabilities
of the PS2, FRONT MISSION 4 brings you the newest chapter in the best-selling
series. While boasting an enhanced battle system, outstanding new graphics
and dramatic voiceovers, FRONT MISSION 4 maintains the outstanding
strategic gameplay that has won acclaim from both gamers and press
worldwide. As in the previous games, players can fully customize their
wanzers, or mech units, with a variety of powerful weaponry and parts.
In addition, new tactical features such as the “Link System” bring
a new dimension of strategy to the game.
Set in 2096, FRONT MISSION
4 takes place six years after the Second Huffman Conflict, the stage
for the original FRONT MISSION. The player's point of view switches
between two separate characters who find themselves trapped within
a dangerous global conspiracy. The game opens as an unidentified group
of wanzers assaults and destroys an E.C. German base. Elsa, a new recruit
in the E.C.'s Durandal corps, is sent to Germany with her team to investigate
the attack. The story then shifts to Darril, a U.C.S. Army sergeant
in South America. He and his company are sent to Venezuela after its
governor declares independence from the U.C.S. Though Darril's squad
seems far more interested in slacking off than fighting a war, their
plans for early retirement are put on hold after they witness a fateful
plane crash in the jungle...
FRONT MISSION 4 Features
• A brand-new “Link
System” that allows pilots to link up with fellow squad members
for devastating tactical maneuvers.
• Dramatic voiceovers -- a
first in the series -- that give life to a diverse cast of original
• Parallel campaigns featuring battles across Europe
and South America.
• Challenging strategic elements such as air
strikes, supply drops, armor coating, radar-assisted missile strikes
and deadly EMP status attacks.
• Assemble wanzers from scratch
with fully interchangeable arm, body and leg parts -- then equip them
with a wide range of firearms, ordnance launchers and melee weapons.
urban and wilderness battle maps that allow wanzers to take advantage
of cover and elevation. Leap on top of buildings, hide behind corners
and scale hills to gain the upper hand.
• Enemy wanzers aren't
the only things that stand between you and victory. Environmental effects
such as blizzards, rain and nightfall influence battle tactics and
* Naming conventions have not yet been finalized and are subject
©2003-2004 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. CHARACTER
DESIGN: YUSUKE NAORA.