Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force have released more details about the ambitious “Attack on Titan” video game. A number of familiar characters from the anime join Eren, Mikasa and Armin on their journey to rid the city of Titans. It also looks like these heroes will have more to do, aside from slicing up some Titan neck.
According to the Robot 6 section of Comic Book Resources, the other characters joining the regular “Attack on Titans” leads are Sasha, Conny, Jean, Annie, Ymir, Krista, Reiner, Bertolt and Keith. All of these characters will be playable and their respective voice actors will also be reprising their roles for the game.
It’s not yet known how differently one character plays from one another. Fans of the anime and manga know these characters and their personalities, but it will be interesting to see if those factors affect the gameplay in anyway.
The game’s story will be set during the “Battle of Trost” arc that took place in both the anime and the manga. What’s interesting about this is that it allows players to converse with other characters and even walk around areas like the barracks and the main town of the series.
This section is also where players can upgrade the weapons of their chosen character, as well as gain intelligence on upcoming missions. It will be interesting to see how these features are implemented when the game is released, given how Koei Tecom and Omega Force are mostly known for the “Dynasty Warriors” series.
Those that may want to polish up their Titan killing skills can do so in the game’s tutorial mode. The Anime News Network stated that the tutorial level was modeled after the 104th Training Corps’ drill grounds, which was seen in the earlier episodes of the anime.
“Attack on Titan” from Koei Tecmo and Omega Force will be coming to the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita in 2016. The game will launch on January for Japan, while the Western version has no definitive release date.
Japanese gamers will be able to pre-order a special “Treasure Box” edition of the game, which gives players plenty of extras. No special edition has been announced yet for Western gamers.