Square Enix has announced a new survival game featuring mechs titled Left Alive. The announcement came with a teaser trailer (see the video above).
Japanese video game developer Square Enix is a well-respected name in the video game industry, having developed and distributed an impressive number of several best-selling games and franchises. The company is best-known for developing the Japanese RPG series, Final Fantasy, along with Kingdom Hearts and Dragon Quest. This year, Square Enix has had several projects on its slate, including Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Nier: Automata, and Life is Strange: Before the Storm. In 2018, Square Enix is expected to release Kingdom Hearts III. The company is also developing a remake of Final Fantasy VII and Life is Strange 2.
At the press conference prior to Sony's Tokyo Game Show 2017, Square Enix announced yet another new game that will release in 2018 for the Playstation 4 and Steam. Titled Left Alive, the game is described as a "brand-new survival action shooter" set in a "dark and gritty world." A teaser trailer for the game was also shown but no gameplay footage was included.
The teaser trailer opens with a scene of a hotel hallway at Christmas time. The quiet, peaceful scene is interrupted by the sound of gunfire. A door is abruptly blasted off, revealing a war-torn city filled with burning buildings. Strange, futuristic aircraft can be spotted flying overhead.
The game will be directed by Toshifumi Nabeshima. Nabeshima's credits include Armored Core, a third-person action video game franchise that focuses on mech combat. Takayuki Yanase, who designed mechs in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and Xenoblade Chronicles X, will be lending his talents to Left Alive. Also working on the game is Yoji Shinkawa, a character designer known for his work on the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Some of Shinkawa's character designs for Left Alive were shown during the press conference.
More details about the game are expected to come during the Tokyo Game Show 2017. Left Alive is expected to release sometime in 2018 for Playstation 4 and Steam on the PC.