Today marks the release of the Attack on Titan video game in Japan, although the rest of the world still has to wait to get its hands on the title.
However, fortunately for us, the intro sequence of the game is now online and features a good overview of what the game looks and feels like, including scenes of the Survey Corps soaring over the city on their three-dimensional maneuvering gear. There are also some familiar faces, including Eren and Mikasa, as well as Eren's Titan alter ego.
We also get a good look at other characters, such as Armen and Levi, as well as the Titans themselves, who seem as formidable in the game as they are in the manga and anime.
Developers announced Attack on Titan at Gamescom in 2015, and since then, various footage and screenshots of the game began to hit the Internet. Based on the popular anime and manga of the same name, the game follows the series' characters as they take on the Titans that threaten to swallow them, and the rest of the world, whole (and that's literally, because the Titans eat people and are responsible for mankind becoming a near-extinct species). Although the game follows events from the manga and anime, it will also have original content, too.
"Having evolved from a manga/anime series to an internationally recognized brand, we were enchanted by the opportunity to create our own take on humanity's last stand against these overwhelmingly powerful beings, the Titans," said Hisashi Koinuma, president of Koei Tecmo, the game's developer.
Playable characters in the game include Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Jean, Krista, Sasha, Conny, Levi, Hanji and Erwin. Players will have the option to roam freely throughout the world of Attack on Titan, as well as delve into co-op play, a feature expected to arrive shortly after the title's launch on Thursday.
Although there is an Attack on Titan game for the 3DS, this marks the first time that the franchise appears on consoles.
Attack on Titan is available now in Japan on the PlayStation3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Fans can expect an international release later this year.