Attack on Titan Video Game Looks Much More Exciting Than the Anime
Even at just a hair over two-minutes long, there's more action in this new trailer for the Attack on Titan game than there was in the majority of episodes from the first season of the anime. Sure, Eren and Mikasa and the Survey Corps get into it with some titans during a few episodes of the show, but for the most part, each episode is a competition between characters to see who can whine the most. Attack on Titan does have some nice design work though, so even I can't front on the visual appeal. Fortunately, those sweet uniforms, weapons and monsters take center stage in this trailer.
Ahead of Tokyo Game Show, which kicks off later this week, Koei Tecmo teased the first gameplay footage of its upcoming PlayStation-exclusive Attack on Titan game. There's not a whole lot to see, but what is shown does give us at least an idea of what to expect from the upcoming action title. First and foremost, the cel-shaded graphics look fairly tight. It's not outside the norm for games based on an animated property to get that kind of presentation, but it looks to be working to AoT's advantage. Since Attack on Titan will be available on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, that cel-shaded style also gives the engine some flexibility across the board. It's a similar idea of what Telltale's done with its cross-generational games like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us.
Though we can't truly see how combat will work in the limited footage, there is an idea of bloody violence present. There were swathes of blood in the television adaptation of the manga, and that looks to carry over to the game as well. Based on the way the trailer is cut though, there is a tiny bit of troubling air for the combat, as it looks like there might be some quick-time events in Titan battles. The lead-up has all the right elements of the aerial maneuver gear to let characters Spider-Man all over the place, but those mighty blows struck by Eren have a distinct QTE smell about them. Hopefully that won't be the case, but until more clear footage arrives, we're not optimistic.
It's likely there'll be more from the game revealed at TGS, but Attack on Titan is due out in Japan this winter, with a Western release slated for sometime in 2016.