There is new information on the pre-order bonuses for the Attack on Titan video game coming to all consoles on August 30, 2016.
Not sure how to go about these previews and update information without sounding like a complete fanboy over here, but you the reader deserves to know. First off let’s check out this new trailer showing off a few battles.
Hmm, so we will have to strategize with NPCs in taking down these massive titans. I can dig that gameplay concept as long as it is executed properly because there have been many games with the occasional glitch commands for AI characters. I do not want to be stuck executing a move going into a combo and the computer is stuck-on-stupid missing its target. Granted the import title has been out for a while in Japan already, so I have an opportunity to take it for a spin at a local shop–if they are willing to show a demonstration that is.
Amazon, Best Buy, EB Canada and GameStop are offering two bonus costumes to those who pre-order Attack on Titan: the Cleaner’s Weapon and Costume for Eren and Levi as well as Mikasa’s Festival Costume. Pre-ordering on the PlayStation Store will receive special Attack on Titan avatars to be used for the PlayStation Network.
That’s what I am talking about, a closer kill highlight shot when you go in for that nape finisher is definitely what this game needs. It is the highlight of the anime series when they show off those skill shots and I am hoping it would translate well into the game.
The Omni-Directional Mobility Gear is featured as a key gameplay element within Attack on Titan. Players are able to utilize the gear to quickly traverse the environment and to aid them in slaying Titans. However, players will need to monitor their gas tank levels as they use the ODM gear. Gas will deplete as players fly through the environment, though additional gas tanks can be carried to quickly replenish gas levels. In addition, as players fight using their blades their durability will deteriorate. Replacing blades is an important tactic to weakening and slaying the Titans and should be executed quickly to guarantee that effective damage is dealt.
Titans can be weakened by attacking their limbs. As players use the Omni-Directional Mobility Gear to latch onto Titans, they are able to aim at which limb they wish to attack. For the killing blow, players will want to aim for the nape of the Titans neck—their critical weak spot—to ensure optimal damage.
I am also hoping there will be some timed challenges in terms of who can take down a titan the fastest or execute a well placed one-shot-kill without having to weaken the titan first. However, it does seem that you will have to follow some strict rules in order to succeed in battle and that is okay. Hopefully in a future title, players will be given an opportunity to figure out for themselves the best way to battle a titan, rather than a game that will hold your hand. Also, I would not mind a co-op game in the future either, because the fact is that for those who have seen the anime, Attack on Titan is all about teamwork in the first place. A multiplayer co-op story mode would be ideal, even a vs. mode where you have some players that can transform into elite titans vs. the titan fighters, or going further some titan on titan battles…okay I am done dreaming now.
I do hope this game succeeds and opens up doors for more titles and of course other anime that deserve their games in the states. I am looking at you Initial D, but on that note, get ready to check out Attack on Titan this August on PlayStation platforms, PC and Xbox One. Be sure to check back for more updates on this title.