PlayStation’s new game, Left Alive, boasts veteran developers from beloved franchises. Could this stellar team bring our mech dreams to life?
This week at a press conference in Japan, PlayStation teased a new game: Left Alive. (Not to be confused with Valve’s famed Left 4 Dead series). Boasting such industry veterans as Yoji Shinkawa (character designer, METAL GEAR series), and Takayuki Yanase (mech designer, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Xenoblade Chronicles X), this game holds a lot of promise. But what will it be?
Square Enix labels this game as a survival shooter, but I think there’s more to it than that. To my mind, if the publishers take the character designer from Metal Gear, and the mech designer from some of the most popular mech franchises, then puts them on the cover of a game it can only mean one thing: gritty, boots on the ground battle in fantastic mech suits. Titanfall gameplay with Metal Gear storytelling. How cool would that be?
So far, the teaser trailer supports this theory, portraying a grim apocalyptic city with heavy helicopters carrying battle-ready mechs overhead. I’m not seeing a, “No.”
Will I be right? Am I completely off the mark? Hopefully, we will find out this weekend at Tokyo’s Game Show where PlayStation promises to reveal more about this new game.