Square Enix confirms that Left Alive includes a female protagonist. The publisher announced the new third-person shooter game during the Tokyo Game Show 2017, earlier in the week.
Left Alive becomes one of several games with playable female characters in development at major studios. Star Wars Battlefront 2, Call of Duty: WW2, and Assassin’s Creed Origins are just a handful of examples.
Left Alive Has a Playable Female Character
Announced during TGS 2017, Left Alive is described as a third-person “survival action shooter”. A spin-off of the Front Mission series (a futuristic military game franchise, including giant mechs), Left Alive is set between Front Mission 5 and Front Mission Evolved and takes place in Russia, in 2127.
Not a great deal is known about the story, but it has been confirmed that there will be three protagonists. This includes a playable female character – all three of the playable characters (including this unnamed woman) can be seen in the image at the top of this post. The game will switch between the three leads as players progress, but it’s unclear if this will be an even split.
The gameplay snippet in the trailer was all too brief, but the development team has shed a little bit more light on what Left Alive will offer players (via Gematsu). Front Mission‘s walking mobile weapons, called ‘Wanzers’, will be featured in Left Alive as players can use them to take down enemies or they can be stolen from the enemies instead.
The aim of the game is survival, but players have some freedom in how they achieve that. For example, Left Alive allows players to tackle the enemy head on or figure out a less confrontational route, and they can also set up traps and craft materials to help them.
And although Left Alive does not feature multiple endings, players can affect the outcomes of other characters, depending on conversations they have with NPCs or whether they choose to abandon or rescue NPCs in need. As development on the game is just 50% complete, it’s unclear when we’ll get our next taste of the game, but colour us intrigued nonetheless.
Left Alive will be released on Windows PC and PS4 in 2018.
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