I am literally Attack on Titan's newest fan. I only just saw the premier episode yesterday. So, knowing only what I know from that first episode, my brain still has to make a small leap from seeing the people being turned into cattle vs. the cattle fighting back like mad, as I'm seeing in this video.
This video looks at online features for Attack on Titan the video game. It looks a little like Just Cause 3 meets Shadow of the Colossus, but is probably an even zippier version than that A-meets-B scenario. In Attack on Titan's Scout Mode, you'll recruit up to three companions to venture outside of the last city's walls to start slicing and dicing titans. You'll also update your gear, naturally. There's the Omni-Directional Mobility Gear (which doesn't make a handy acronym out of itself), blades, and your scabbard. This video highlights, in particular, the Decisive Battle Signal. Rescuing regiment members and killing titans fills up the Decisive Battle Meter which, once used, calls everyone in your vicinity to your side to deal a nasty amount of damage.
Cutting up these titans looks pretty brutal. I mean yeah, I get it that they eat you, but they lumber around like a bunch of big babies. Again, I'm only one episode in, but this stuff makes me grimmace.
Even though he wasn't expecting it, Attack on Titan turned into one of Gaming Nexus writer Matt Mirkovich's favorite games at E3 this year.
Attack on Titan is coming to PlayStation 4, PS3 (!), PS Vita, PC, and Xbox One on August 30.
KOEI TECMO AMERICA REVEALS ACTION-PACKED ONLINE FEATURES FOR ATTACK ON TITAN
Allowing for Up to Four Players, Scout Mode Summons the Scout Regiment to Unleash Humanity’s Wrath
Burlingame, Calif. — July 6, 2016 — KOEI TECMO America today revealed the multiplayer Scout Mode as well as additional gameplay mechanics available in Attack on Titan, the titanic action game based on the worldwide anime hit by the same name, alongside three new character trailers and a new gameplay video highlighting the game’s Decisive Battle Signal system. Attack on Titan will release on August 30 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and digitally for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita handheld system and Windows PC via Steam®.
The high-octane Scout Mode allows players to recruit up to three companions online to venture outside the wall and face the eerily human-like Titans together. Starting at the camp, team members are able to upgrade their gear, change their costumes and prepare resources for an upcoming onslaught. The leader of the group is able to choose from a wide selection of missions taking place across a variety of different stages, including the Forest of Giant Trees, the Ruined Town, a Farm Village and even the Stohess District. These missions, separate from the main campaign, offer further action-packed events to face as a team.
Throughout Attack on Titan players will have the opportunity to upgrade their titan-slaying gear. The Omni-Directional Mobility Gear, blades, and scabbard can be enhanced at the camp with materials found from slaying Titans on single player and multiplayer missions. Enhancements to the Omni-Directional Mobility Gear include improved anchors, allowing them to attach on to Titans from a greater distance and at faster speeds. Blades can be sharpened, as well as improved to become longer and more durable, with scabbard upgrades allowing additional blades and gas canisters to be carried. It is important for players to enhance their equipment to perform more effectively on the battlefield.
KOEI TECMO America released a new gameplay video highlighting the Decisive Battle Signal. Rescuing regiment members in danger and slaying Titans will fill up the Decisive Battle Meter which, once used, calls everyone in the player’s vicinity to their side to deal a great amount of damage. When activated their attack damage will be heightened, with the blunting of blades and depletion of gas momentarily stopped.