This week’s Famitsu magazine has its first major coverage on Koei Tecmo’s Attack on Titan 2. This game will improve many points from its prequel Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom, and we learn about some of them thanks to the early details provided by Ryokutya.
First of all, it is previously known that Attack on Titan 2 will add more playable characters to the original roster of 10. Koei Tecmo has now put an estimate of over 30 playable characters to the new count, so we can expect at least 20 characters to be added to the roster. Mike Zacharias, Nanaba, and Gelgar are introduced in this week’s Famitsu issue, and Koei Tecmo teases more unexpected characters to be made playable.
Attack on Titan 2 will also have side stories that are triggered when the player has deepened bonds with a character. These stories are being supervised by Attack on Titan‘s creator Hajime Isayama and will let players enjoy original story developments to further enhance the storyline experience.
However, due to the Story Mode staying true to the actual anime story with no alterations, some of the playable characters are not usable all time. Some of them will die in the course of the story, but the developers have also provided a way so that players can still continue to interact with such characters.
Some more new gameplay features for Attack on Titan 2 are also being teased in this batch, such as being able to search things with a monocle, and that Titans can now jump to attack higher places. And online co-op, which was added in the prequel through an update patch, will be added from the get-go in this game.
Attack on Titan 2 will be released on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam, with a PlayStation Vita release exclusively in Japan, and Xbox One only for the West. It has a worldwide release timeframe set in Early 2018.