Koei Tecmo unveiled new screenshots of the company’s upcoming “Attack on Titan” video game for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. While the company has been known for its “Dynasty Warriors” franchise, representatives have stated that the “Attack on Titan” game will not adapt the “Warriors” combat system. Koei Tecmo stated that “Attack on Titan” would be using a completely different gameplay mechanic from the “Warriors” games.
The screenshots that can be seen from Gematsu show that the game will take most of its visual cues from the popular anime. The game has a heavy cel-shaded look, with Eren, Armin and Mikasa looking exactly like they do in the television show. The only characters that have not been fully showcased yet are the Titans, though they will probably get showcased sometime in the near future.
Instead of having an original storyline, the “Attack on Titan” video game will follow the whole plot that the anime has covered so far. According to Comic Book Resources, the game will start from the very beginning so that newcomers who are not familiar with the anime or manga can pick up the game and get the whole story right away.
Fans, who have watched the anime, know that it ends with a gigantic cliffhanger, so it will be interesting to see the show’s various moments recreated in video game form. The series is currently one of the darkest anime shows, with a second season promising even more twists and violence.
This seems to be a trend with some of the company’s licensed games, as “One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3” will also be starting from the story’s beginning. Much like the upcoming “Attack on Titan” game, the method is being done to ensure that new gamers can pick up the title with ease. Unlike the “Attack on Titan” game, however, “One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3” will use the “Warriors” combat system, which has received mixed reactions from fans over the years.
“Attack on Titan” from Koei Tecmo is currently solicited for a winter release in Japan, with a North American and European release soon to follow. The game looks to be exclusive to Sony consoles, as no plans have been revealed for an Xbox One or Wii U version.