February 2022

Here you can find news items that were posted on Hell and Heaven Net in the past.

Square Enix

During the latest Nintendo Direct Square Enix has announced that the first two Front Mission games will be getting a remake, both on Nintendo Switch, developed by Forever Entertainment. Front Mission 1st: Remake will be available this Summer and Front Mission 2 will follow later.

Front Mission was released on Super Nintendo in 1995 in Japan. It was later ported to WonderSwan Color, PlayStation and Nintendo DS. Only the Nintendo DS version was released outside of Japan.

Front Mission 1st: Remake art

In the year 2090, the world's conflicts are fought using giant war machines called Wanzers. Huffman Island, the only place where the Oceania Cooperative Union (O.C.U.) and the Unified Continental States (U.C.S.) share a land border is a hotbed of conflict.

An O.C.U. reconnaissance platoon led by Captain Royd Clive is assigned to investigate a U.C.S. munitions plant. They are ambushed by U.C.S. Wanzers, triggering a series of events that plunges the whole island into war. Royd's fiancée, Lieutenant Karen Meure, goes missing in action.

Discharged from the military, Royd sets out to investigate what happened to Karen. His quest leads him closer and closer to the conspiracy behind the incident and the powers that orchestrated it.

Below the clip from the latest Nintendo Direct showing the trailer and gameplay footage of Front Mission 1st: Remake.

Square Enix

During the latest Nintendo Direct Square Enix has announced that a remastered version of Chrono Cross will be released and will be called Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition. The game will be digitally released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam on 7 April 2022.

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition artwork

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition will feature the following new features:

  • 3D models converted to HD*
  • Brand new artwork and character redesign by Nobuteru Yuuki*
  • Refined background music by Yasunori Mitsuda
  • Switch enemy encounters on or off
  • Background filter feature*
  • Battle enhancement features
  • Auto-battle function
  • French, Italian, German and Spanish localization now added
  • Switch between imitation pixel font and HD font*
  • The inclusion of Radical Dreamers, never before released in the West. 
  • Players can choose between playing with original or updated graphics*
*The 3D models, illustrations, font and background filter cannot be toggled separately. They will all be switched together.

Chrono Cross was released back in 1999 on the original PlayStation and tells the story of Serge, who one day wanders into an alternate world. The game was however never released in Europe.

Below you can watch the trailer of the game.

Update: added information from the press release.

Square Enix

Square Enix has announced that the pixel remaster version of Final Fantasy VI will be released on 23 February 2022 on Steam, Android and iOS devices.

This version will feature the following improvements compared to the original version:

  • Universally updated 2D pixel graphics, including the iconic Final Fantasy pixel character designs created by Kazuko Shibuya, the original artist and current collaborator.
  • A beautifully rearranged soundtrack in a faithful FINAL FANTASY style, overseen by the original composer Nobuo Uematsu.
  • Improved gameplay, including modernized UI, auto-battle options and more!
  • Supplemental extras like the bestiary, illustration gallery and music player.

Steam users can now pre-order the game with 20% off and during that time you'll receive five specially rearranged music tracks and four limited wallpapers. You can also get the bundle which contains all 6 games with the bonus items.