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Fans have been waiting months for Koei Tecmo to announce when the sandbox-style Attack on Titan game for home consoles and PC would be launching. Well, they released a new trailer that rolls out tons of action-oriented gameplay while revealing that the title is due to drop on August 30th.
Game Informer spotted the newest trailer for Attack on Titan that features two and a half minutes of lots of bloody, fast-paced action. Check it out below.
The trailer looks pretty good, and it manages to capture the action from the game but not really the nuance of the story or some of the more complex gameplay mechanics.
A lot of people are under the impression that this is going to be a point-and-click style action game with very little skill. Many have compared it to Feng Lee's Attack on Titan: Tribute Game made in the Unity 3D game engine. Lee's title is heavily skill-based that requires quick reflexes, timing and some mean precision. It's not an easy game to play and that's part of what made it so popular because it's very much similar to the animated television show it's based on.
Koei Tecmo's game, which is being developed by Dynasty Warriors regular Omega Force, isn't too far off from Feng Lee's game. You still have to manually aim and find the nape on the back of the Titan's neck to kill them, and you still have to time your movements and attacks to avoid being bitten in half by a giant naked Titan.
Realistically, there aren't any games out there right now in the mainstream space that are like the upcoming Attack on Titan title, so it's hard to make comparisons. Nevertheless, the game sports multiplayer gameplay so players can team up with friends and take down Titans together, or go it at it solo with some help from NPCs.
We get to see in a few clips that houses and objects can be physically destroyed by the weight of the physics-based Titans. It's a neat feature that can drastically alter the gameplay because while it's cool to see buildings getting destroyed, the buildings are used for getting around town quickly or for players to get a bit of respite.
One of the big worries that a lot of gamers have across the web is that Attack on Titan is a cross-generational title. This means that it's going to be on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PC, along with a portable release on the PS Vita.
The problem with cross-gen games is that they're usually held back greatly by the old-gen hardware like Call of Duty: Ghosts or the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, which had to forgo split-screen play because the PS3 and Xbox 360 couldn't handle it.
So long as the game is properly optimized and the features aren't gimped on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC to accommodate the seventh-gen systems, I think most fans of Attack on Titan will be happy with the results. You'll be able to get your hands on the game starting August 30.