“Humanity has learned nothing from its mistakes,” announces Left Alive. It’s practically a grim assessment of America in 2018, though the game takes place in the ruins of a proxy war fought in December 2127. Politics being as they are, while this might not be the game that enthusiasts of the tactical RPG Front Mission were expecting—the two share the same fictional universe—survival action shooter Left Alive may be the game they deserve.
Though you may know that Toshifumi Nabeshima of Armored Core fame is behind the director’s chair, Left Alive‘s “State of the World” trailer sheds little light on what Nabeshima has brought to the gameplay. However, newly released information about what’ll be bundled with the Day One Edition and limited Mech Edition bundle offer plenty about the game’s aesthetic.
In particular, the Mech Edition, which can be preordered at the Square Enix Online Store for $159.99, contains: a miniature model of one of the game’s wanzers, the Volk, effectively foregrounding the nuances of Takayuki Yanase’s (Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Xenoblade Chronicles X) robot designs; an 80-page artbook and Steelbook case that also showcase more of Yoji Shinkawa’s character designs, which should be instantly comforting to fans of the Metal Gear series; and a “Survival Pack” DLC that comes pre-loaded with extra grenades, ammo, weapons, and recovery items.
See below for the game’s trailer:
Pre-orders are now available for the game, which Square Enix will release on PlayStation 4 and Steam on March 5, 2019.