More characters than ever.
A host of new information has come out about both new Attack on Titan games, Koei Tecmo’s Attack on Titan 2 for and Spike Chunsoft’s Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates for 3DS. The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu detailed the former, while Spike Chunsoft themselves released new info for the latter.
First up, Koei Tecmo’s Attack on Titan 2, which will have over 30 playable characters this time around. In addition to the characters featured in the last game like Eren, Mikasa, and Armin you’ll also be able to play as Mike Zacharias, Nanaba, Gelgar, and more. In addition the story has been increased in volume compared to the first game, and will run all the way up through season 2 of the anime. While there won’t be an original story or changes to the story, apparently original developments from the author and creator of Attack on Titan are being prepared. In addition to the story, side stories will be playable that deepen the bonds between characters and show you more about them.
Now with Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates, most of the details revolve around its story mode and world mode. The story mode of the game will use scenes, images, video, and music from season 2 of the show. In addition to the “Future Coordinates Chapter” there will also be a “Reiner, Annie, and Bertholdt Chapter” as well as a “Ymir and Christa Chapter.” Here’s a few more details on the game courtesy of Gematsu.
Ilse’s Notebook Chapter – Ilse is a member of the Survey Corps who is in a desperate situation, trying to return home after losing both her horse and her comrades. This is the story about the mysterious titan she encountered.
A Choice with No Regrets – With Levi, the popular character known as “humanity’s strongest,” taking on the role of protagonist, this story will reveal the details of how he and his comrades became members of the Survey Corps, and the events that followed.
A Recap of the First Game is Also Included – A “digest scenario” that recaps the story of Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is also included. Furthermore, there is “Reiner and Annie Chapter” that is newly included and depicts the story of the previous game from the point of view of those with the ability to transform into titans. It’s something that can be enjoyed by those who have already played the previous game, as well as those who haven’t.
World Mode – In “World Mode,” you can create your own original character, lead an army, and take on various missions. This section will highlight three among the numerous new elements of this mode.
Hire Characters from the Original Work – By meeting certain requirements, characters from the Attack on Titan original work will become available for hire as “Elite Soldiers.” Unlike “General Soldiers,” who have fixed abilities, Elite Soldiers will level up and grow through missions just like the player character, allowing you to continue using, fighting alongside, and growing your favorite characters from the original work. There are also some characters that can learn special abilities during practice missions.
Expedition Missions – During an “Expedition Mission,” you’ll take on several missions one after the other. Since you won’t be able to change your equipment, the items you’re carrying, or the soldiers you bring along in between missions, it is necessary prepare more carefully ahead of battle. By attaining victory in these series of battles, you can obtain more rewards than usual.
Create Your Own Titan – As you progress through World Mode, you will set up a “Titan Research Lab” where you can combine faces, hair styles, bodies, and abilities to create your very own titan with the Titan Create editor. By defeating new titans during missions, you will unlock the parts of those titans for use in Titan Create.
New 3D Maneuver Gear Actions Added – New attack actions such as a ground run that uses the 3D Maneuver Gear, a reverse horizontal slash, and a high-speed slash from a dash have been added. The battle user interface has also been improved, and adjustments have been made to make the game more comfortable to play, such as making critical timing easier to aim for.
Koei Tecmo’s Attack on Titan 2 is scheduled to release on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch in early 2018. Attack on Titan 2:: Future Coordinates will release for 3DS on Nov. 30 in Japan. No release date for North America is currently announced.