The video game will be set in the same world with all its respective setting and characters. Players will be able to team up with other players, trading cards and equipment. This social element ties in well in the usual browser game space, as the game will focus on character customisation and card collection. The game is made up of various missions where players can work in large cooperative teams to take down the monstrous titans and other players, all in real time. A crafting system will also be implemented.
The game will have you create your own character, from a selection of classes. There are currently three classes you can choose from: Armour, Maneuver, and Shooter Forces. Armour classes are for characters who are more tanky who can withstand more damage but are less maneuverable with their gear. Maneuver classes are what they sound, they are quick and agile but don’t withstand much damage. The Shooter Forces are for scouting purposes.
You can see the three classes below on their respective main characters and their likeness in the game:
The game launched its exclusive beta earlier this year, where players received bonus items and had access to special endgame missions, such as “Exterminate Every Last Titan!!” where as implied, the players must search for an eliminate all the titans.You can see some screenshots and promotional art for the game below:
Attack on Titan: Wings of Counterattack Online is developed by Strategy & Partners, who are known for developing numerous anime related browser games such as Madoka Magica Online and Black Rock Shooter Arcana. The game is still in a testing phase where potential players can pre-register so when the game officially launches they can play the game immediately.
The Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin series was created by Hajime Isayama. It first started off as a manga in 2009 where it was then picked up for a light novel prequel in late 2011. A spin off manga called Shingeki no Kyojin: Before the Fall was released in 2012 and earlier this year the series was picked up for an anime adaptation. The anime series was produced by the newly formed Wit Studios, a new subsidiary studio under I.G. Port (Produciton I.G.’s parent company). The series has grown in popularity since the anime’s debut, with the manga selling over 20 million copies as of June this year. Another video game is in the pipelines but for the 3DS, more news on that game will develop in the following months.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of titans.
Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a colossal titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single titan and take revenge for all of mankind.
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