The Attack on Titan (Shingeki No Kyojin) game was eagerly prayed for by Attack on Titan fans the world over, especially since it’s taking quite some time for the season 2 of Attack on Titan to come out — and now, it’s finally happening.
Inquisitr previously confirmed that Koei Tecmo Games and Omega Force are releasing an official Attack on Titan game for PlayStation consoles sometime in 2016. Indeed, Tech Times reports that Koei Tecmo Games is expecting a winter release of the Attack on Titan game in Japan, which means as early as December this year or March 2016 at the latest. A U.S. release would be sometime after that.
Many Attack on Titan fans would know that a previous fan-made Attack on Titan game has been circulating around before the official Attack on Titan game for PlayStation was announced, primarily to satiate the hunger and curiosity of gamers who are also fans of the anime. If you haven’t heard of this game, watch a playthrough by Youtuber Node below.
The fan-made game was basically just created to play with the potential of the 3D Maneuver Gear and while it has quite a charm to it, those weren’t quite happy about the fan-made game will be happy to know that the upcoming official Attack on Titan game is created to tell the storyline of the anime, albeit in an interactive form. However, even though the developers promise that they will keep the world and the storyline intact in the game, there will also be new parts for the player to explore. Attack on Titan game director Tomoyuki Kitamura shares that he wants the game to be a standalone game, so that those who have yet to watch the anime or read the manga could also appreciate it.
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Siliconera also confirms that the voices behind the characters in the Japanese anime will also be the ones to voice the characters in the Attack on Titan game.
In Hachima’s interview with Attack on Titan game producer Hisashi Koinuma, he also explains that they developed the Attack on Titan game with a simplified 3D Maneuver gear so that beginners could play it while experts could fully recreate complex moves from the anime like Levi’s or Mikasa’s.
“The part that we ought to focus more on is about ‘how to make it feel good while flying around using the 3D Maneuver Gear?’ and we’ve redone this system numerous times. There are high risks if you try to immediately go for the back of their necks, so it’ll be an effective tactic to start out by destroying their limbs. Although, I don’t think it’d be impossible to have those who are used to action games be able to take them out in one blow.”
Japanese games magazine Famitsu has already released the first screenshots from the Attack on Titan game.
The official Attack on Titan game for PlayStation will play like how it’s seen in the anime, working in a team to eliminate the horde of Titans in an area. Fondly referred to by the creators as a “tactical hunting game,” the Attack on Titan game will definitely be a haven for the fans of the anime and manga all over the world.
The official Attack on Titan will be available in PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita come 2016.
[Images via Koei Tecmo, Siliconera]