Front Mission 3 mechs its way to PSP/PS3 via PlayStation Network in Europe

Square Enix is prepping the re-release of Front Mission 3 via the PlayStation Network, perhaps in time for the upcoming Front Mission Evolved. It joins a rather small list of PSone Classics available on PS3/PSP.

Unfortunately, the release has been announced for Europe only, without a release date or a price. We've contacted Square Enix to find out if a North American release will follow.
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FRONT MISSION 3 COMING SOON TO PLAYSTATION NETWORK FOR PLAYSTATION 3 AND PLAYSTATION PORTABLE

London (16 August 2010) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces the forthcoming release of FRONT MISSION 3TM, the classic strategy adventure game originally released for PlayStation® will soon be available to download for PlayStation®3 and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system from the PlayStation®Network.

FRONT MISSION 3 is a sprawling strategy sci-fi adventure which gives you giant mechanical battle machines known as "Wanzers" to command in explosive, high-tech, turn-based warfare.

Featuring the Double Feature Scenario System, you can choose from one of two independent stories, each with its own unique characters, situations and environments. Up to 150 hours of engrossing gameplay – complete with a myriad of twists and turns – awaits you. Are you ready to uncover the truth?

Larry Sparks, Vice President Brands PAL Region of Square Enix Ltd. comments, "With the forthcoming release of FRONT MISSION EVOLVED®, the FRONT MISSION series is back with a bang. Before the evolution of the series, we think it's the perfect time to revisit a previous classic instalment with FRONT MISSION 3. We're very pleased to be able to bring this compelling title to the PlayStation Network."

FRONT MISSION 3 will be available in all PAL countries where the PlayStation®Store is available. The release date and pricing information will be announced soon.

Story - The year is 2112. When an explosion tears through the Yokosuka military base, test pilot Kazuki Takemura and his friend Ryogo Kusama find themselves caught in the middle of a complex global conspiracy. Can you uncover the truth?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.