(DM) – Friday June 17, 2016 Koei Tecmo, the Japanese gaming company most famous for Dynasty Warriors has announced a game based around the wildly popular Attack on Titan franchise.
There are three modes of play – Tutorial, Battle, and Titan. In Tutorial and Battle mode, players are able to fly through the air on “Vertical Maneuvering Equipment”, which to those unfamiliar with the series can think of as moving around like Spiderman with several swords strapped to his sides. Titans can only be killed by grappling on to a body part, swinging through the air, and cutting out a sizeable chunk at the nape of the neck in one fluid motion. So far there have been no complaints about a drop in graphics or gameplay quality with this fast paced movement from those who demoed at E3.
Timing and dexterity is key when taking down the Titans. In order to efficiently move from one target to the next you must be constantly thinking one step ahead, a far departure from the button-mashing hack and slash of Dynasty Warriors. Your weapons and VME have a finite lifespan, and you must monitor your gas tanks and blades as you fight, adding another element of strategy to gameplay.
Titan mode is more simplistic and familiar to Koei’s style, implementing the use of a single button attack with the ability to throw. You control a Titan, running around and bashing other Titans into oblivion, building momentum until you can execute a one-hit KO attack.
While the demo has seen positive reviews, hopefully Koei can deliver on the final product when the game releases to Playstation 4 and Xbox One August 30th.
Attack on Titan season one is available on Netflix, Crunchyroll, and Hulu. Season 2 has been delayed until 2017.