Square Enix held an online presentation at Game Developers Conference 2021, titled “Animation Summit: From Design: Full Procedural Animations for Mechs.” The presentation was significantly famous as the corporate’s engineers used fashions of Wanzer mechs from the Front Mission sequence. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

In the presentation, Square Enix’s AI engineers Tomohiro Mori and Kousuke Namiki revealed MULS (Multi Unit Link System). The system can mechanically generate animations for a robotic mannequin based mostly on its joint buildings. The robotic will intention its weapons in the direction of a goal and land its toes on varied terrains by itself with none assist from human animators.

The engineers didn’t point out any recreation titles instantly. However, among the robotic fashions used on this presentation are based mostly on the Wanzer mechs that had appeared in Square Enix’s Front Mission sequence, such because the Zenith, Frost, and Schakal. The engineers will make the brand new animation system appropriate with quad-legged robots and glued arms with out elbow joints. Such robotic elements additionally existed in prior Front Mission titles.

Earlier in March 2021, Square Enix renewed its Front Mission trademark registration in varied areas worldwide. Most titles within the sequence had been turn-based technique RPGs going down in a near-future the place militaries all over the world make the most of humanoid fight mechs referred to as Wanzers. Square Enix additionally just lately revealed new Structure Arts plamodel kits that it’ll launch in December 2021.