Popular Attack on Titan Anime Has Got a Video Game On the Way
The first trailer for the new Attack on Titan video game has just been released by KOEI Tecmo America, based on the popular Japanese manga and anime series, known for (among other things) its blood and gore. If you are expecting the explicit violence seen in the anime, you won’t be disappointed – it looks like there’s plenty of that in the game as well. The game will be rated M for mature, due to the gore and blood in particular.
Here is the synopsis of the game: “Attack on Titan closely follows the riveting storyline of the anime’s first season and focuses on the exploits of various key characters, putting the player in a position to relive its most shocking, courageous and exhilarating moments. It revolves around the story of three young people who survive the destruction of their walled city district by enormous, man-eating Titans and eventually go on to join the Scout Regiment in order to protect humanity from this overpowering foe.”
Additional details will be released in the following weeks, concerning the game’s plot, original content and playable characters, but we already know that Eren, Mikasa, Sasha, Conny, Armin, Jean, Annie, Ymir, Krista, Reiner, Bertolt, Marco, Keith, Pyxis, Ian, Rico, Levi, and Hange will appear in the game, with the original voice actors lending their voices here as well.
The Attack on Titan video game has been developed by Omega Force, responsible for the games such as Dynasty Warriors, Dead or Alive: Last Round, Hyrule Warriors, and others. The game has already been released in Japan, and will be available in North America on August 30th, on various gaming consoles including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and a digital-only release for PS3, PlayStation Vita, and PC via Steam. Interestingly, after this was announced, reports started circulating that Sony is considering discontinuing the PlayStation Vita, so if that’s your platform of choice, don’t be surprised if Titan doesn’t make it to the Vita. The Japanese version has a “Treasure Box” edition (that cost a cool $100), but it is unknown whether there will be one in America as well.