Ghost in the Shell First Assault Online Game Shuts Down in Japan in November

posted on 2017-08-10 12:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Game launched in Steam in 90+ countries/territories in July 2016, in Japan last November

The official Japanese website for Nexon's Ghost in the Shell First Assault: Stand Alone Complex Online first-person shooter game announced on Wednesday that the game will discontinue service on November 29, 2017.

Item sales will end on September 6. Items already purchased will be usable until service ends. Players with unused consumable items by November 29 will be compensated with Nexon Points on December 13.

ANN reached out to Nexon America regarding the status of the English version of the game, but Nexon America didn't respond to ANN's request by press time.

Nexon announced in 2012 that the company had signed an agreement with Japanese publisher Kodansha to develop and release a PC online game based on the anime titles Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG, and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society. Nexon expected to launch the "Hacking FPS" game in early 2014. The game's original name was Ghost in the Shell: First Connection Online.

Nexon America offered early access packs for the game starting in December 2015. The game officially launched on Steam in July 2016, and Nexon America launched a major update last month. Nexon launched the game in Japan in November 2016.

The official website describes the game:

Join Section 9 in a first person shooter experience. Become a member of an elite force of cybernetically enhanced combat operatives dedicated to the defense of society, and use your advanced firepower, Tachikoma Tanks and unique cyber skills to bring down cyber terrorists in a connected world.

The game features characters from the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex anime. Players can augment their avatars' "human shell," and can fight as one of several different operatives, each featuring a unique cyber skill. Players can also share their skills with teammates.

[Via Yaraon!]

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