Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Online Game Coming From Nexon

By Ishaan . December 13, 2012 . 10:45pm

MapleStory developer, Nexon, have acquired the rights to develop an online PC game based on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, the publisher announced today.


Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is an anime series that’s loosely based on the Ghost in the Shell manga by Masamune Shirow. While Stand Alone Complex takes place in a different universe from the original manga series, it uses many of the same characters.


The agreement, signed with publisher, Kodansha, gives Nexon the rights to Stand Alone Complex, Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG and the Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society movie. No further details have been announced yet, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled.


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  • Luna Kazemaru

    Yay GITS online game


    • Better than no SAC at all! Kodansha and Production I.G. haven’t done anything with the series in ages. I keep hoping for a season 3, but well… that’s like waiting for a new Black Lagoon season at this point.

      • Asura

        I would not necessarily say that it’s better than no SAC at all.

    • Go2hell66

      More like

      but seriously why nexon??

    • zephyrsword

      This video vocalized my mind.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Interest piqued? I mean, yay, another GitS game but… I dunno that Nexon is the right fit. We’ll see. I just keep hoping for another console game. The one on PS2 was pretty cool.

  • I just want GitS stealth action from Kojima…

    • Solomon_Kano

      That would’ve been a really good fit. I mean, MGS is in borderline GitS territory anyway.

      • Belenger

        I’ll point the Japanese version of GITS SAC game by defunct cavia for the PS2, had an original (well not really) story handled by Production IG, music from sanodg man.. that thing was pure sexy gold.

        • Juan AndrĂ©s Valencia

          That game was awesome.

  • Ferrick

    i was excited when i saw that there will be another GITS game, till i saw Nexon… oh good god, whose idea was it to let them handle the game… they couldn’t even handle DN, mabinogi and Vindictus, whats to say that they can handle GITSO

  • I’m glad GITS is getting a new game, but I don’t know how I feel about NEXON handling it.

    • Colonel Custard

      I know right.Most of their stuff has been fun for a couple hours then it becomes meh. Whenever I think NEXON all I can think is that FPS game by them though fun became really boring really fast. (though it probably will be better than the psp games.)

      It will probably end up looking like GITS but, won’t have the soul GITS still its seems like there people that have good taste when it comes to choosing a preexisting IP to make a game.

  • Elvick

    I liked the game Cavia did for GitS.

    I don’t think I’d like this one though. Guess I’ll reserve judgement.

  • s07195

    Just about to watch the movie version of Ghost in the Shell, so good news!
    Although, what’s this about a different universe?

  • WFoong

    OH great! This gonna… sucks…
    I just hope not another JPN series to fall under the dirty hand of KR game dev.
    They made terribly grinding and luck-based system with not satisfied gameplay.
    I’m serious here, I used to played those KR game but ever since I moved to handheld and console, the KR MMOs made me feel… pathetic… I will list one example: “SD Gundam Capsule” = worse gameplay than tactic on PSP, terrible robots models.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      So many things wrong with this post

  • Oh gods, what I would give for a proper Ghost in the Shell open-world game. Ghost-hacking, building-diving, cybernetic upgrades, John Woo shootouts and molasses-thick political conspiracies… oh gods. It would be delicious.

    This probably isn’t that game.

  • Kevin Lor

    For some reason I keep falling asleep watching season2 :( I need to finish the anime from the start again

    • amagidyne

      I fell asleep too. Hideo Kuze is the worst Mary Sue this side of fanfiction.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Damn, so close

  • Best Lolicon NA

    I was happy….then I saw it was nexon…fucking hell.

  • Alphabet Soup

    I love Stand Alone Complex and want to see more done with it. Just waiting for more details on this game from here on out, I s’pose.

  • I’ve never played a game by Nexon but I loved the GITS:SAC game for PS2. Hopefully this one will prove as enjoyable as the PS2 game.

    • WFoong

      Sorry but I foresee a terrible conclusion.

  • Crimson_Cloud

    ”Inner Universe” as the game opening or GTFO. :p
    But anyway, I’m intrigued.

  • Naux

    Heh, no matter where I look, Nexon is treated like Aids or Cancer. Simply not wanted :D

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