Attack on Titan (Japanese title: Shingeki No Kyojin) has been immensely well-loved by otakus and normal people alike, even spawning a live-action Attack on Titan movie that premiered in theaters worldwide. But aside from countless franchises (comic books, spinoffs, etc.) and merchandise available on the market, another related item to look forward to is the arrival of the Attack on Titan game for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita.
Forbes reports that the Attack on Titan game adaptation will be available on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita as early as February 2016. This news was celebrated by Attack on Titan fans all over globe and announced with a second official promotional video published by KOEITECMOofficial on YouTube.
There are three things we know about the Attack on Titan game so far: incredible 3D Maneuver Gear mechanics, a faithful story line, and a release date of February 2016 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita.
Speaking of incredible 3D Maneuver Gear mechanics coming to the much-awaited Shingeki No Kyojin game, if you have seen the first and second promo videos of the game by Koei Tecmo, then there’s nothing more to discuss. The moves are flawless, brutal, and just like what you see in the anime.
The question here is: Will you be able to pull off a signature Levi attack or a beautiful clean cut Mikasa-style? The Inquisitr previously reported that the 3D Maneuver Gear mechanics for the upcoming Attack on Titan game will be simplified so beginners will be able to play the game while experts could recreate complex attack moves by Levi or Mikasa. If you’ve played the Attack On Titan Tribute Game by Feng, which was released a few months back, the 3D Maneuver Gear mechanics were so complicated and hard to master that one has to exert an unimaginable amount of time to be able to grasp the basics of handling the characters. In Hachima’s interview with Attack on Titan game producer Hisashi Koinuma, he explains that the upcoming Shingeki No Kyojin game will be more noob-friendly.
“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.”
If you loved the Attack on Titan anime, then you will be pleased to know that all the well-loved characters from original Attack on Titan anime will be reprising their roles on the Attack on Titan game. It will also be hugely set on the Battle of Trost arc, where players will be able to hunt titans to their hearts’ content. The plot of the game generally follows the plot line set by the Attack on Titan anime, with the tutorial part of the game emulating the drill grounds for the 104th Training Corps, where the characters train in the anime.
The release date for the Attack on Titan game is set February 2016 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita. However, this release date, Kotaku reports, is only in Japan. Those in the other parts of the world will have to wait for an English translation of the Shingeki no Kyojin game, which will release on a later date on 2016 as well.
Anime News Network reports on the additional details on the Attack on Titan game.
“Those who receive first edition copies of the game will receive serial codes for ‘Cleaning’ costumes for Eren and Levi as well as a ‘Feather Duster Blade.’ The game will also have a ‘Treasure Box’ edition, which will contain the game, an ‘Official Survey Record Collection,’ the game’s soundtrack, a muffler towel, two sets of Eren, Mikasa, and Levi tin badges, and a download code for Armin’s Attack on Titan: Junior High costume. The ‘Treasure Box’ edition retails for 12,800 yen (about US$104) for PS4 and PS3, and for 11,800 yen (US$96) for PS Vita.
“The PS4 and PS3 regular package editions retail for 7,800 yen (US$63), and the PS4 and PS3 download editions retail for 6,762 yen (US$55). The regular PS Vita package edition retails for 6,800 yen (US$55) and the download edition retails for 6,000 yen (US$49).”
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