It’s no secret that the outlook is bleak for console gaming in Japan. Tastes are changing, with mobile games emerging as the most financially rewarding development option available to studios. However, they’re not the only option available to developers, as demonstrated by the announcement of Figure Heads by Square Enix.
Figure Heads sees teams of five go head-to-head in online third-person shooter combat. Players take on the role of battle mechs piloted by anime-inspired avatars. While it’s difficult to get a read on gameplay from the title’s first trailer, it looks to have the potential to produce an engaging multiplayer experience.