News Attack on Titan Game Will Get 4-Player Online Coop Mode After Launch
posted on 2016-02-11 03:00 EST
Koei Tecmo Games announced during a livestream event on Thursday that it will provide a free post-release update for its upcoming Attack on Titan game. The update will introduce an online cooperative mode that will support up to four players, with cross-platform play from the game's PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita versions. Koei Tecmo did not announce a release date for the update.
In addition, a separate update for the game will arrive on March 24 that will add 10 items to the game, including costumes and weapons.
KOEI Tecmo previously streamed videos previewing the game's training grounds, as well as gameplay from PS3 and PS Vita versions of the game. Last month Koei Tecmo uploaded a series of gameplay videos titled, "Teach Me, Captain Levi," introducing the stages of gameplay. Several more videos earlier this month demonstrated how a player can rally other characters to take on an overwhelming Titan onslaught — and how a player can wear "Cleaning" costumes.
Playable characters announced in the game include: Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Krista, Sasha, Conny, Jean, Levi, Hange, and Erwin. Non-playable characters that will appear in the game include Ymir, Reiner, Bertolt, Marco, Keith, Pyxis, Ian, Rico, the female Titan, the armored Titan and the beast Titan. All the voice actors playing the characters are reprising their roles from the television anime series. It will also feature game-original weapons such as daggers and Japanese-style swords.
The game will be set during the Battle of Trost. Players can freely walk around in the barracks and town and converse with other characters, upgrade weapons, and gain intelligence on upcoming missions. A tutorial mode for the game will be available, which will take place in a level modeled after the 104th Training Corps' drill grounds.
Koei Tecmo Games' Omega Force subsidiary (Warriors/Musou franchise) is developing the game for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita and plans to release it in Japan on February 18. The game is also slated for North America and Europe next year.
The PS4 and PS3 regular package editions retail for 7,800 yen (US$63), and the PS4 and PS3 download editions retail for 6,762 yen (US$55). The regular PS Vita package edition retails for 6,800 yen (US$55) and the download edition retails for 6,000 yen (US$49).
Those who receive first edition copies of the game will receive serial codes for "Cleaning" costumes for Eren and Levi as well as a "Feather Duster Blade." The game will also have a "Treasure Box" edition, which will contain the game, an "Official Survey Record Collection," the game's soundtrack, a muffler towel, two sets of Eren, Mikasa, and Levi tin badges, and a download code for Armin's Attack on Titan: Junior High costume. The "Treasure Box" edition retails for 12,800 yen (about US$104) for PS4 and PS3, and for 11,800 yen (US$96) for PS Vita.