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New Left Alive trailer shows off Square Enix’s survival action shooter

It looks more like Metal Gear than Front Mission

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Square Enix released a new trailer for Left Alive, the company’s recently revealed survival action shooter, at Tokyo Game Show today that offers a glimpse of gameplay from next year’s title.

Left Alive is reportedly set in the world of Square Enix’s Front Mission franchise. It’s being developed by director Toshifumi Nabeshima, who worked on the Armored Core franchise; Yoji Shinkawa, character designer on the Metal Gear and Zone of the Enders series; Takayuki Yanase, a designer whose credits include Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and Xenoblade Chronicles X; and Shinji Hashimoto, producer of the original Front Mission and Front Mission Evolved.

But looking at the PlayStation 4 and PC game in action — there are only a few seconds of gameplay in the trailer above — it’s clear Left Alive will diverge from the Front Mission franchise. In fact, the third-person shooting and stealth action looks a lot like Konami’s Metal Gear Solid games.

Left Alive is expected to hit PS4 and Steam sometime in 2018.