Attack on Titan, the popular anime, has already been slated for video game runs on the PlayStation 3, PS4, and PS Vita, but it’s also coming soon to a theater near you, and the live action version looks utterly insane.
The story centers on a society that is basically held prisoner in a human birdcage. The closed society offers them protection from human-eating giants, but that protection is obviously short-lived.
If you can pull your nerves together long enough to see past the creepy image above, the full Attack on Titan trailer is below.
You may want to check any prejudices you have toward foreign cinema and subtitles at the door because the action and suspense here warrants your full time and attention. Have a look.
The film stars Haruma Miura, Kiko Mizuhara, and Kanata Hongo, and is directed by Shinji Higuchi.
As for the video game(s), the PlayStation releases will be the first of their kind in the franchise, according to CBR.
Thus far, Attack on Titan has seen several game adaptations in the form of a mobile game, a game for the Nintendo 3DS, and a series of “visual novels” — interactive, game-ified storybooks usually played on a computer.
But the release of the as-yet-untitled game is the first time that the story will be playable on PlayStation or any other home system.
Anime News Network reports that the PlayStation game was first announced by the opening of a teaser site by game makers KOEI Tecmo earlier this month.
However, no details were given other than that Omega Force, the subdivision of KOEI Tecmo that makes the DynastyWarriors series (among many others), would be making something outside of said franchise. That was literally the entire teaser site, in fact. It was just a barebones screen with a small countdown and “This is not Warriors” written in both English and Japanese.
The official website launch noted the name of the game, the fact it would be available across all three current PlayStation platforms, and a vague 2016 release.
The trailer shows visuals of the series’s protagonist, Eren Jaeger, taking his iconic leap toward the cannibalistic Colossal Titan. Nothing further about the PlayStation game has been announced, and there are very few clues to be drawn from where or how far into the plot and background of the series this particular game will go.
So will you be checking out Attack on Titan — movie and/or game versions? Sound off in the comments section.
[Image via Attack on Titan trailer, linked above]