The newest Attack On Titan game is here and—drum roll please—it’s the most legitimate titan (and titan-killing) experience.
The Attack On Titan game, also known in Europe as A.O.T.: Wings of Freedom, is a role-playing game based on the famous anime Shingeki No Kyojin(English title: Attack On Titan).Attack On Titan has received great reviews and a huge fan base when it released as an anime. In fact, the Inquisitrpreviously confirmed that season two of Attack On Titan has been confirmed and is set to return early next year.
If “early next year” is too long a wait for you, you can get your dose of Attack On Titan from the upcoming Attack On Titan game arriving this week on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita. The Attack On Titan game already arrived earlier on PC and is available on Steam.
— KOEI TECMO AMERICA (@KoeiTecmoUS) August 22, 2016
Should you get the game? Reviews are pouring in and it’s looking good.
Overall, Windows Central reported as follows.
“Attack on Titan is a surprisingly strong adaptation of the popular anime. The Attack on Titan developers had to reach outside of their comfort zone and create a totally different combat and grappling system.
“The end result is a lightning-fast, bloody action combat game that anybody can enjoy. The missions don’t have a tremendous amount of variety – whether you’re on offense or defense, you’re still just running around killing Titans. But as long as the grappling mechanics and combat grab you, a little sameness won’t matter so much. Swinging across ruined cityscapes and slamming into gargantuan monsters at high speeds is exhilarating, especially with a friend or three.”
No one can argue that the 3D maneuvering gear is one of the coolest and most awesome inventions in anime history and when news of the Attack On Titan game was first released, everyone knew how cool it would be if the Attack On Titan game developers nailed the mechanics of the maneuvering gear.
Did Attack On Titan succeed on the 3D maneuvering gear front? Good news: yes they did and it’s so good you’ll want to cry. Kotaku’s Mike Fahey notes as follows.
“All I wanted from Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom, the video game adaptation of the action horror anime sensation, was to feel like a badass swinging around town in my 3D maneuvering gear. As long as Tecmo Koei got that right, everything else could be wrong.
“Players might have complete control over where their wires fire, a’la The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but Attack on Titan does a fair job of anticipating where the player would want the anchors to latch, and then follows through with a rush of motion and mid-air acrobatics that make the notion of fighting for your life against unfeeling monsters hell-bent of devouring humanity seem like fun.
“That’s what I wanted. That’s what I got.”
Watch the 3D maneuvering gear in action below.
The Inquisitrpreviously reported that early into the development of the Attack On Titan game, developers were already excited and confident about the mechanics of the 3D maneuvering gear. It seems that they did, indeed, succeed with the Attack On Titan game after all the hype and waiting.
— GameSpot (@gamespot) August 26, 2016
The Attack On Titan game features two modes: Attack (story mode) and Expedition (multiplayer mode). The story mode follows the first season of the anime (quite remarkably, we might add) and the multiplayer mode was a neat touch to the game, reminiscent of the intentions of the Attack On Titan Tribute Game by Feng that came out in 2013. We witnessed some pretty wicked moves from the tribute game and we’re sure to witness the same in this official Attack On Titan game.
After finishing story mode, you will have access to a total of 10 characters on multiplayer: Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackermann, Armin Arlert, Jean Kirschtein,Conny Springer, Sasha Braus, Christa Lenz, Levi, Hange Zoe, and Erwin Smith.
— KOEI TECMO AMERICA (@KoeiTecmoUS) August 26, 2016
Excited for the Attack On Titan game yet? Attack On Titan is coming August 30 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita.
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