Announced a few days back, developer Square Enix has release a slew of game details for Figureheads, its upcoming Free-to-Play mecha shooter in Japan. Figureheads actually combines elements from both real-time strategy (RTS) and third-person shooter (TPS) genres. Players will enter matches controlling a main machine, known as 2Foot, while commanding three others as well.
Figureheads support 5 vs 5 gameplay, hence there will be a total of forty 2Foots during each match. The game concept sounds simple enough, but I guess the tough part comes during battles where micromanaging the three other units efficiently wins the battle. According to the details, there are two winning conditions, including eliminating the whole enemy team, or capturing their base.
There are three types of 2Foots, each with two classes: Lightweight (Sniper, Engineer), Middleweight (Assault, Support), and Heavyweight (Striker, Heavy Assault). Heavyweight has the heaviest armor, highest damage, and lowest speed, while Lightweight has average damage, fastest speed and weakest armor. Like any mecha games, parts can be customized. The first test begins 8 July in Japan.