Attack on Titan Game Comes to America This August, Can’t Possibly Be as Boring as Anime
It's been a bit since we heard any updates on the western release of Koei Tecmo's Attack on Titan video game, but today the publisher officially announced the game would indeed come stateside. Based on the new trailer hyping the news, it certainly looks like Attack on Titan will focus almost entirely on the action of the manga-turned-anime, and will hopefully leave out all teen angst and ennui that made watching the show a challenge.
Though the excruciating narrative looks to have been trimmed dramatically to focus more on actual attacking Titans, much of the anime's style and flair is still present in the footage. Koei's done a great job capturing the look and feel of the series, right down to the whipping speeds with which all the Survey Corps move about the city. Sticking to this cel shaded style works well, and it's a good choice over something more realistic. At least this way all the cartoon blood still looks stylish instead of gross.
The footage features some of the notable protagonists from the show, including Eren, Mikasa and Levi. I don't know if Koei is worried about spoiling the idea that Eren is a Titan as well, but there's no Titan-on-Titan action in the latest trailer. It's a weird thing to exclude given that the audience for this game most likely already knows that fact, and would be looking forward to getting out of the 3D Maneuver gear to slug it out with one of the gigantic creatures. That's definitely one of the more interesting elements of the anime, and those battles would be something else to take part in during the game.
Attack on Titan will be available on Aug. 30 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PC.