Koei Tecmo and Omega Force have released some new gameplay details and screenshots for the upcoming Attack on Titan game due for release on PlayStation consoles.
As announced previously, the game will begin from the original story and will cover the entire 2013 anime, the voice actors from which will return to play their characters. The developers are also creating scenarios that will highlight popular characters.
The official press release provided the following additional details (courtesy of Gematsu):
1) Tactical Hunting Action
In a cruel battlefield where the state of battle is constantly changing, the result of the player’s strategy has a direct connection to moving forward. In a game that offers high tactical freedom, the thrill of hunting action and fighting giant bosses are fused together to provide a new sense of battle never seen before in a video game. Depending on the tactical situation, you can proceed slowly and carefully or challenge the titan without warning. The player’s actions affect the direction of battle in a big way. This is hunting action in a new form.
(2) 3D Maneuverability and Body Part Destruction
Players can make full use of the 3D Maneuver Gear to zip freely around the sky and battle titans. By using type of action, you can rush quickly to companions in a pinch, and at times, it will attract the attention of enemies and they’ll run through the battlefield. In order to defeat a titan, it is necessary to attack its “nape.” To do this, you’ll need to attack from high altitudes and defeat titans by first destroying body parts like arms and legs, and then driving your blade into the titan’s nape. With this introduction of body part destruction, a higher level of strategic action is added to the game.
(3) Battlefield Drama Unfolds Across Vast Stages
Just like the original work, each character has a purpose and fights titans on a vast battlefield, and the state of battle rapidly changes according to this. Additionally, there will be changes within the city, such as walls and roofs collapsing as a result of battle, and it may affect the range of action players can take. The state of battle is constantly changing and the feeling of tension is high. A large number of scenarios that place the spotlight on popular characters are being prepared to develop the game’s dramatic story. It should appeal strongly to fans of the original work.
(4) Relive the Epic Story With High-End Graphics
In this game, players will relive the deep story of the Attack on Titan anime. Characters such as Eren, Mikasa, and so on that were key to the original story will appear, of course, and their voice actors are the same as they were in the anime. Additionally, the “Physics Toon Shader,” the game’s newly developed graphical representation, offers original graphics with the theme of “fusing the anime world and game world.” As a result, you can play the game feeling like you’re freely controlling a character in the anime.
Screenshots can be found in the gallery below.
Attack on Titan is scheduled for a 2016 release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita.