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Long Update!

April 30th, 2011 1 comment

Sorry for the long update! Things have been very busy for our team in real-life in the past month or so. Don’t worry, we’re still working away on our projects here!

Anyhow, head on over to our project website for some information on the updates. If you don’t want to do that, I’ll post a few of them here.

First off, our website’s hit a major milestone as of March 2011 – over 500,000 visitors! That’s the total for the 3 years frontmission.info has been around since March 2008. Not too bad for a franchise which supposedly has a very “small presence” outside of Japan, eh?

The other major update I have to say is that the next patch for Front Mission 2 is being tested as we speak. It’s looking sweet to see more and more of the game in English, even if we’ve ran into some programming roadblocks along the way. Editing thankfully has been finished for a while now, so it’s just a matter of trial-and-error with the programming parts. As editing lead, I’ve tried harder to make the text flow better so I’m hoping those results show with Front Mission 2!

Oh yeah, I forgot! Toshiro Tsuchida’s no longer with Square Enix! He’s been officially an ex-employee since February 28, 2011…the same day that the Front Mission Mobile service officially ended. We’ve made a special tribute page to him on the website, so check that out whenever you can!

So what does that mean for Front Mission? Well, it’s virtually assured that we won’t see any more Front Mission video games in the future. Kind of a bummer that Front Mission Evolved will be the last title in the video game line-up. On the other hand, Front Mission is still alive and well through other media! Front Mission Dog Life & Dog Style 07 is coming out this June, with an eighth volume confirmed for release in 2012…and possibly more! Also, the South Korean edition of Front Mission Dog Life & Dog Style 05 was recently released so that’s a sign that the brand still sells. With any luck, Front Mission might officially end by its 20-year anniversary in 2014…

24, anyone?

Operation Nightfall? Belgrade? Sounds eerily similar to 24, doesn’t it? Well, stay tuned for a featured article on why Front Mission and 24 have a lot in common with each other!

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