Attack On Titan’s First Video Game Is, Sigh, A Browser Game

By Spencer . August 5, 2013 . 1:50am

imageGiven Attack on Titan’s meteoric rise, a video game was inevitable. We heard about visual novels from Nitroplus bundled with the anime series and in addition to those there is a browser game called Attack on Titan: Wings of Counterattack Online.

Attack on Titan: Wings of Counterattack Online is set in the same world as the anime and manga series. You will be able to fight Armored Titan and the Colossal Titan with your friends in the game. Like many browser games, the focus is on character customization and Attack on Titan: Wings of Counterattack Online will have original costumes and equipment. Attack on Titan: Wings of Counterattack Online also has a crafting system where you can enhance weapons.

 

The game is being made by Strategy & Partners, the same studio behind Fate/Zero: Next Encounter and Black Rock Shooter Arcana. You can test your luck and apply to be one of the 10,000 people in the Attack on Titan: Wings of Counterattack closed beta by filling out this form.


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  • Z3

    Oh wow. I’d rather play that unofficial flash game than this shite

  • Kefkiroth

    Would’ve really liked an action game with 3DMG… oh well.

    • RaidenElric

      http: //fenglee.com/game/aog/ There ya go…its as close as its gonna get to a good AOT game for now

  • konsama

    Weird japan is on hunting games hype and they couldn’t decide to make one of shingeki no kyojin… >_>

    • Erikdayo

      It’ll never be as popular as the already established hunting games. They’ll probably put minimal effort into it and hope to cash in on the (annoying) fandom. What I mean is that there is still a decent chance of it happening. At the very least, we will likely see a visual novel or RPG. Seems to be pretty common for cash in games based on anime/manga.

      • French

        the very, very, annoying fandom..

        • RisukuAozora

          Run. If they truly are that annoying, you’ve set yourself up if they stumble upon this somehow.

          • French

            haha, they’re lovely really ^_^

    • Tropxe

      What is there apart from Monster Hunter that they’re that big on? Even then, Monster Hunter is more like a “craft your own crazy costume” game than a hunting game in the truest sense of the word. AoT is more like a surival horror anyway, just like if Nemesis was REALLY big.

      • konsama

        The game wouldn’t need to rely on materials, but on killing titans in missions to get money and maybe certificates or permits to get better weapons, similar to how grinding worked in ValChron, which in turn would be more similar to God Eater equipment system. Improving the weapons, propeller, gas usage, etc to adapat your character, and as someone pointed too in other post, using spider-man like physics, namely movie spider man 2 would make the game so much awesome to be handled.

        They could even go the extra mile and add co-op, fighting a titan on a 2-4 team would make it really interesting and also be more loyal to the actual squad-working teams.

        The game might also have a sort of rank system similar to MH, for unlocking harder missions and instead of you playing as the anime characters, you would actually be around them at points in story or be affected by their storyline by another point of view as you progress the game.

        But a man can dream…

      • PreyMantis

        Heh… You don’t play MH games, do you ? You won’t even get far trying to look fancy in MH because you need certain weapons and armors for certain monsters and environments.

  • Anime10121

    And this my friends, is why I never got excited at the announcement of a SnT game :(

    • RisukuAozora

      Well you said you felt it wouldn’t live up to the hype. And the only reason you’re right is well… it’s a browser game.

      • Anime10121

        And that is one of many reasons I felt that it wouldnt, I could list a hundred reasons why I dont think a SnK game would work, period. This is just one of the more “expected” results.

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    -_-

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Oh boy….. Then again, I think some of us had our expectations set way too high on this….

    • Tropxe

      To be fair, Batman was around for almost a century before an actually good Batman game came out. Remember the amazing game ET got on the Amiga? Oh wait…

  • Guest

    Amount of browser games is depressing

  • 3PointDecoupage

    Has Japan just given up on making video games?

    • Tropxe

      Look at Farmville, Zynga in general, the endless Facebook game shit, pretty much every tie-in game ever…

      Has America given up on making videogames?

      • Just Tim

        By default, yes, because sales and fratboy demographics dictate, “Call of Duty-level sales or bust”.

  • NightzeroAX

    The future of gaming doesn’t look to good.

    • SlickRoach

      So this one game determines the future of gaming? I think the hype is getting to peoples’ heads with this anime.

      • TheExile285

        pretty sure he said that because a lot of series have been becoming browser or phone games. There was that Star Ocean game and then Breath of Fire last week. Then there’s this.

        • Tropxe

          Yeah, in the good old days it’d be an unplayably bad plaform game that cost £60 and took about an hour to complete if you could stand to carry on. Ah, how I miss those times.

      • NightzeroAX

        Obviously I’m not just talking about “Just this one game”.

  • TensaiBaka

    Wow, just wow! so much for Shingeki no Kyojin when’s it’s a damn browser game… Grrr……

    • Erikdayo

      It’s the most overhyped anime of the year. What else could you expect? SAO of 2013. But at least it’s decent, unlike SAO. :P

      • Jah-keem York

        I feel like a lot of the love is just for the fact it has an awesome opening song

        • Minos

          I don’t think so, the Manga has been Best Seller since forever…

          • Erikdayo

            This is true. In Japan. Over here in the US the hype train didn’t exist until the anime. I know a few friends that had read at least some of it before the anime, but once the anime started the fandom really took off x 10000

          • Tropxe

            What does America have to do with this? Do people bring up the fandom in Uruguay when someone mentions Star Wars games?

          • Erikdayo

            Maybe the fact that I was referring to the Western fandom in general. Specifically America since that is where I live. You know, most of the people posting here aren’t living in Japan. ;)

          • Tropxe

            I know, I just mean that someone pointed out the manga is a best seller and you brought America into it which wasn’t really related and didn’t disprove his point at all. “Twilight is a best seller” someone says, “Not in Cameroon” comes the response. That’s all I meant. I have to admit, I hadn’t heard of it till the anime either, but it doesn’t mean it wasn’t already popular, just not in our countries.

        • Ni ~UNREAL BLACK THINGS~

          the manga of SnK was already pretty famous in japan. MH even had collaboration costume with the series in frontier, poka poka village G and now 3G

          http://andriasang.com/comvid/monhan_shingeki_no_kyojin_tieup/

      • DyLaN

        Those people who hated SAO should just forget the anime exist and read the Progressive series or skip the Fairy Dance arc.

  • DyLaN

    Why are you guys getting so hung up at something like this….. Its a given tht Japan LOVES social game and everything will get one social game at one point…. And Isn’t there another one tba?

    Tht said, BRS Arcana looks interesting.

    • Nightmare637

      browser games are social games?

      • DyLaN

        More or less the same thing since they looks like those FB games to me. Correct me if I’m wrong.

  • jujubee88

    What’s the name of that vita game which features those vine whipping mechnics to get onto monsters and envionments again?

    • Ryujin

      I think the one you’re talking about is Freedom Wars.

  • tubers

    So future of gaming is browser and iOS/Android eh xD

    Oh well.. soon I’ll be able to play all my PC games with a cellphone :P

  • GH56734

    They need to come up with a different name to differentiate
    “mobile/card-based/Pachinko/GREE/free-to-play/browser” “games”,
    and “console/handheld” “games”…
    Or else it’s the Atari 2600 situation all over again (overall sub-par quality, drowned in a sea of abysmal stuff making the rest look good by comparison).

    Anyone else interested in some Titan slaying, you have “Blood of Bahamut” for the DS…

    • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

      No, they don’t have to. Why, because people assumed it was for a console/handheld/PC? Even though the article title is clearing stating that it is browser game from the get go.

      • GH56734

        I was not referring to this particular piece of news (apologies if I didn’t make that clear in my first reply), but rather the very first announcement that “SnK is getting a videogame project in late 2014″.
        You’d expect in that development time frame something fully-fledged like the offerings of Konami and Namco for PS/Nintendo handhelds (roughly same dev time)… not a browser game.

        • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

          My bad.

          Well, a browser game would be able to appeal a broader demographic, since most people are likely to have a PC/laptop than a console or handheld. That’s what I think, at least.

        • British_Otaku

          Well that happens with manga too…

          We get announcements that X is getting an adaptation, hope that it is a remake from the beginning, OVA or long running TV series in general, then it is a live action (can be good) or flash animation (Behold: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-08-04/saiki-kusuo-no-psi-nan-comedy-flash-anime-1st-episode-posted ). >_>

          They just wanted to keep anticipation high before they make a formal announcement and get lots of publicity.
          It kinda happens everywhere, they announce what they want to announce when they want to announce it if it benefits them or simply works their timeframe.

  • Guest

    You guys should really check this out if you havent done so…http://fenglee.com/game/aog/
    Just need to get the download the unity plugin if you dont have it to run the game and its about as close as it gets to a decent Titan game for now.

  • Seraph

    Here I was hoping for a combination of Spider-man 2 and Shadow of the Colossus’ gameplay.

    • Aci

      That would be so awesome since it fits very well with the concept of the show.

    • Tropxe

      People mention SotC a lot, and it’s obvious why, but it really wouldn’t have any connection to that gameplay at all. You don’t just fight one titan at a time, you don’t approach titans from the ground, you don’t climb up them. In SotC, you don’t use buildings or other high areas to stay safe, you don’t swing around really quickly, you don’t kill colossi with one stroke, and so on.

      I mean, other games have big enemies too. It’s not just SotC. But yeah, it’d play a lot like Spiderman 2, that’s for sure. They could use dual analogue control to independantly control the different grappling hooks and lead to some really cool, physics-based gameplay.

      • Syn

        I think you dont get what he means, obviously the physics and how natural the SoC giants feel is what we would want them to be going for, and with several tweaks to accommodate multiple titans it would be nothing short of amazing. Every other game with giants has them as scripted enemies in most scenarios, or with you just attacking ankles and killing them and no actual giant physics, where as for SoC, those guys had near perfect physics to scale as well as behaviour.

    • Katboy

      That..would be awesome. Honestly the only thing I like about the anime was the web slinging like action against towering titans..

    • Ferofax

      It will have to have perma-death, otherwise, the gravity of the show is lost. But a single account can keep creating new characters if they get killed off, and equipment left behind can be kept (but equipment worn should be lost).

    • Ferofax

      It will have to have perma-death, otherwise, the gravity of the show is lost. But a single account can keep creating new characters if they get killed off, and equipment left behind can be kept (but equipment worn should be lost).

  • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

    I think this is the best way to capitalise on the current success of SnK. A title for consoles could fail if not implemented well, or fail to capture the “essence” of the series.

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      I dont know how they would do a console game for it with the amount of material there is. I guess it would be free roam of sorts but it would feel really lacking on content. Maybe if it was Dark soul’s esque with heavy original story content…

      • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

        Moreso than the actual content, for me, the game mechanics are the stumbling block.

  • NintendoPSX

    Techniclly it’s not the first game, there is another one out there right now. Albeit, indie.

    • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

      Also not officially sanctioned.

    • British_Otaku

      Based on that, I suppose Sonic and Megaman have never had a year in the last decade without a stellar game as dozens are made all of the time unofficially. >_>

      I did enjoy what I played on that game ( http://fenglee.com/game/aog/ ) you mentioned, but it doesn’t count.

      • NintendoPSX

        Doesn’t change the fact it IS a game. Its like denying those Sonic and Megaman fan games aren’t games. If they’re not games what are they? Cooking instructions?

        • British_Otaku

          The issue is licensing. The Room (yes, that movie) has one of the best movie to game experiences I’ve tried since Spiderman 2, it’s a Newgrounds project.

          I won’t say they aren’t games (looks like I did, but didn’t intend to in the last post). I won’t say that they don’t exist, but much of the attention goes to the licensed goods. There is a reason why even if Capcom pushed Street Fighter X Megaman people are still bitter.

          Aside from it not being enough, we want a product from the original creators even if quality alternatives are coming from people in their free time with no aim to profit of their game.

          The official projects have the full marketing support of the original license owners and tend to gather the voice cast and musicians regardless of how mediocre it is (see Soul Eater: Monotone Princess, look at that intro, look at the game :O).

  • Ninastars

    It feels absurd they’re making a browser game when we already have a fanmade browser game that’s likely going to end up a lot better than this.

  • Ali

    Wow so much negativity surrounding browser games. Despite what you believe, browser games are games! Just because they’re not an online/console game doesn’t mean it wont be an enjoyable title.

    People are forgetting that developing a game is a big risk – we’re not in the PSX/PS2 era anymore where making a profit wasn’t as difficult as it is in today’s economy.

  • ChiffonCake

    Fuck everything.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I would rather have a Mikasa idol game

    • ndjn3979

      this pic is too WIN

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        lol I have more

    • Ni ~UNREAL BLACK THINGS~

      the only idol game that can take my money

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        She would give Miku a run for her money

    • DyLaN

      ……………………..

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        You know you like it!

        • vileBrenman

          Omg where do you find all these awesome pics of Mikasa!?

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            I got it a artist named mutsuki (moonknives)

          • Tropxe

            Sites like Danbooru or Pixiv.

            http://danbooru.donmai.us
            http://www.pixiv.net

            On Pixiv you need to search in Japanese, so just use wiki to find out the name of the show or character you’re looking for. For AoT, search for 進撃の巨人 and for Mikasa, search for ミカサ・アッカーマン.

          • vileBrenman

            Thanks! You’re really helpful.

    • vileBrenman

      I would buy it in a heart beat if she sang the opening theme! Who am i kidding she looks sooo hot as an idol I’d but it anyway

    • TheExile285

      Day one buy.

      I’d also buy her debut DVD and albums :P

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        I would buy her insane work out videos

    • ChiffonCake

      Those abs, man.

    • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

      I-Is it wrong that I want to touch Mikasas abs lol?

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        I want to also <3

        • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

          Mikasa has become a new fetish of her own XD

      • Tincho D

        I want to punch her tummy with my lips.

        • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

          I want her to carry me away in her arms :3

    • hazelnut1112

      I feel weird inside looking at this picture. And I like that feeling.

  • Jesse

    Oh well, at least they seem to be making an console Attack on Titan game.

  • Kaitou21

    I knew this was coming but I wanted to at least hope that it would be a console game…….

  • Sentsuizan_93
    • https://twitter.com/BinksFrost Binks5

      dammit… now I want this game

    • Tropxe

      “If we make the most delicious food ever and then offer it to the titans, maybe they’ll stop eating us!”

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro
      • Sentsuizan_93

        Moe. As. Fuck.
        Gonna go for that Mikasa Ending :P

      • Ni ~UNREAL BLACK THINGS~

        wow! they still remember this meme? i’m really happy now

  • vileBrenman

    Meh i might try this out. It’ll probably be freemium bet you can get by on a free subscription

  • TheExile285

    mods are starting to feel it too, i see.

    this is getting ridiculous…. >_<

  • fairysun

    Seriously, ask Team Ico to develop a game for this anime.
    They know how to treat their giants.

    FYI, Team Ico is the company that develop Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.

    • OhMyClarence

      I’m sure they could use the money, Ico, but Attack on Titan doesn’t seem their style. Still I wonder whether or not such a game would actually be fun to play. The only difficulty in the game would be position yourself to get to the nod in the neck, and that’s for every Titan. Save for the handful of special titans, which you seemingly…spoilers…don’t want to kill. Imagine play Shadow of the Colossus, where instead of fighting a variety of Colossi that put you in different situations you are fighting the same Colossi, simply taller or shorter, with the same weak spot.

    • CudaBiro

      It wouldn’t see release for at least 7 years.

      • Rasputing

        Worth. It.

    • TheExile285

      would be pretty epic

    • hazelnut1112

      They would announce it as a PS4 title and eventually move on to the PS5.

  • Warboss Aohd

    i’d like ta imagine dey will get sick of it over there……..but i doubt it.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    lol even Spencer made a sigh. This is kind of funny.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

    …Of course it is.

    Why do I even bother?

  • ReidHershel

    *enters cryogenic freezer*
    Wake me up when this fad is over.

  • Sergio Briceño

    There should be an Operation Rainfall-like initiative NOT to play browser games. At least the niche ones. Because you can’t stop the casual gamer from making browser games more popular. But if all the other gamers unite things might be different.

  • Tincho D

    Well, we knew it wasn’t going to be a good game anyway (99% of licenced anime based games go from mediocre to shit), but this is just pushing it.

  • Unlimax

    As i expected .. This is the future of gaming fellows ~ smh

  • Kevin Schwarz

    What a waste of greatness…

  • HIROYUKIMKII

    There is a good reason why there isn’t a full fledged action game, the lack of equipment/skill progression has not changed at all in the manga. What is the point in making a game where there is only two methods of gameplay with no change at all through out the time you play? I think the series should end.

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      Ever played Spiderman 2, Shadow of the Colossus or God Hand? We used the same weapons to fight through the entire game. Also, THIS!

      http://youtu.be/ETUuXqtUxBg?t=53s

  • karasuKumo

    Don’t give up hope guys, it there is something high budget in the works it would still be too early to announce it.

  • Jesse Torres

    Lame, but i am still waiting for an actual console game.

  • Learii

    there an Attack on titan browser game on a Japanese site already

    • ShadowDivz

      *chinese*

  • hazelnut1112

    So, when are we getting a proper game for this? The other fan made browser games is pretty fun though.

  • Kei-chan

    Would it have been to much to ask for a PS4 game instead of this…

  • Brion Valkerion

    Only Japanese dev capable of making a real AoT game is the one true god, Platinum Games. They have the knack of putting the feeling of speed in their games that this show has when they are flying through the air/low to the ground. Not to mention their flair for over the top combat.

    That being said, I can wait for a game on this series. The situation is presented amazingly well and the world is genually interesting, but the characters are as cliche as it gets sadly. Maybe they will develop into interesting people, maybe it was intentional to make the focus on the struggle of the world… but my 8 ball says no lol.

    My real fear is the 99% chance of a PSP game -facepalm-

  • Katboy

    for crying out loud not another browser game..depressed ;-(

  • AndyLC

    If you want to play a real Attack on Titan game, this one made by indie developer Feng lee is pretty awesome:
    http://fenglee.com/game/aog/

    • ShadowDivz

      Damn i was gonna talk about that one.
      It’s pretty fun but the controls take some SERIOUS getting used to.

      • mike dickson

        i would be better if it was joypad friendly

  • CirnoLakes

    Attack on Firefox.

  • http://shinysauce.tumblr.com/ Myscatonia

    I’d rather have Gravity Rush-ish gameplay. At least i think vita will handle the controls of the 3d maneuver gear well.

  • Jesse

    Looks like there is a 3DS game in the works:

    http://gematsu.com/2013/08/attack-on-titan-game-announced-for-3ds

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