With the impending live-action film based on the superb manga and anime series Attack On Titan, fans can look to get their gaming on, as the franchise hit the T.A.P. trifecta by bringing a game to Nintendo’s 3DS. It’s being made available to the Western Hemisphere and Europe for the first time, originally released in 2013 under the title The Last Wings of Mankind (which is such a sexier title in my opinion).
The third-person action game will feature both a single-player campaign where you tarry off towering giants, and a co-op mode for up to four players. And for those with the New Nintendo 3DS XL, it will support the new C-stick for camera control.
The features for Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains include:
• Story Mode: As a member of the elite Scout Regiment, defending the outer walls from the Titans will push players to their very limits to save humanity. Enhanced Titan AI behavior will sap every ounce of ability from players as they make a last stand for the human race.
• Familiar Characters, New Customizations: Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackermann and others will be familiar faces for players as they pick their favorite Scout member to defend the Walls. Several new additions will join the Scout Regiment, customizable with costumes, weapons and voices.
• Online Co-op Mode: Defend the outer walls with up to three friends in the all-new online co-op mode with ranking and leaderboards.
• Fresh Look: Updates to the UI, improvements in gameplay balance and support for the Circle Pad Pro and the New Nintendo 3DS XL system’s C-Stick take Humanity in Chains to the next level.
Atlus, the same company behind cult favourite Japanese games like the Persona and Etrian Odyssey series will be head of publishing for the Western world
No information on pricing or official release date, but Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be available in North America and Europe exclusively on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS sometime this May
What do you guys think? Are you excited for a Nintendo 3DS gam of “Attack On Titan”? Or should the franchise be aiming for PC or consoles more synonymous with intense gameplay like the Xbox or PS nation, using a “God Of War” / Decisional gaming model? Let us know via comments below.