Attack on Titan Game Coming To Nintendo 3DS From Virtue’s Last Reward Developer

By Ishaan . August 6, 2013 . 9:55am

Don’t worry, Attack on Titan isn’t doomed to be a browser game alone—the manga series is also getting a Nintendo 3DS game, developed by Pokémon Mystery Dungeon and Virtue’s Last Reward developer Spike Chunsoft.


More details on the Attack of Titan game will be announced in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shounen Magazine on September 9th. Previously, series producer George Wada hinted at Anime Expo that a game based on the manga series was being prepared for a 2014 release.


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  • Zeether

    Please be localized…

    • OathkeeperSoraXIII

      It’s times like this I hate the region lock for the 3DS >.<

      • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

        Well, if Australia passes that ban on region locked consoles, Nintendo may be forced to patch it out.

        • bloogeyz

          Region locking on the 3DS has nothing to do with Nintendo for the most part. It’s on the cart itself not the console. Similar to how Persona 4 Arena was region locked.

          • Unlimax

            ಠ_ಠ …..
            Satoru Iwata himself support region-lock policy , so are you trying to defend that too ~ *sigh*

          • bloogeyz

            I don’t think at any particular point I defended region locking, merely pointed out the facts.

            Also “ಠ_ಠ” and “*sigh*”? Aren’t there better places for that, say 2006?

          • Unlimax

            *Sigh* … smh at your logic ಠ_ಠ

            “Also “ಠ_ಠ” and “*sigh*”? Aren’t there better places for that, say 2006?”

          • bloogeyz

            I can’t see how posting facts has anything to do with logic really.

          • Enzo

            Honestly, I don’t think people understand region-lock very well. It’s not a “pointless” and “stupid” thing to do. A lot of things do it and for good reason. While region-lock can be annoying, it also doesn’t do much for many people. It’s mostly gamers who import (think about how small that percentage is when you look at game sales in individual countries, how your imported copies provide less than 1% of all copies sold).

            Of course, why bother putting region-lock at all? Many reasons, some can be controlled while others can’t. Some are legal reasons, some are financial. In the end, Nintendo can lift the region-lock for some areas, but I don’t think it will happen for a variety of reasons.

          • zaidandzhadow

            So i din’t get your ctual “reasons” you sound like any bullcrap coming from capcom.

          • 60hz

            all reasons are financial – any legal reasons are derived from financial ones… and thus it’s a bs concept and should be abolished even if it’s just for a small percentage, that’s even more reason to get rid of it as the financial impact is tiny… *sigh*

          • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

            no he doesn’t.

        • Ferofax

          Nope, Nintendo will be forced to NOT sell the 3DS/WiiU to Australia, as I really don’t see them bending backwards over one single slice of a region/market.

    • Pyrotek85

      Well they’re localizing the manga and funimation picked up the anime, so I’d say it’s got a good shot.

      • Zeether

        Yeah, but 90% of anime/manga games never make it here. DBZ and Naruto are stupidly popular so their games come out in the US. I’m not sure if Attack on Titan’s popularity would be enough to get the game here.

        • That’s why we never got that Sword Art Online PSP game.

          • garf02

            SAO blame it on Namco, they rarely Localize anything that is not a cash cow

          • Guest

            that and the fact that the PSP was abandoned in the US years ago

    • Why would they localize a game based of an anime and manga that hasnt be localized yet?

      • British_Otaku

        Kodansha has localised a number of volumes in English.
        The anime has been licensed by FUNimation (iirc) and is already set to be localised by Manga Entertainment in the UK.

        It’s already set.

        • Ah my mistake, I should have known Funamation would jump on SnK/AoT. I didnt think they got it licensed already but cool then.

          • British_Otaku

            As food for thought, One Piece Unlimited Adventure was a game basically set over 300 episodes into the series. FUNimation’s first disc release of One Piece was that game, long before Episode 1 was seen by anyone (though they dubbed a bit from where 4Kids left off before then, which was a bit rough).

            It’s the most extreme example, but it can happen.

        • zaidandzhadow

          There are many anime licensed by FUNimation that never get even a western DVD release .

          • British_Otaku

            Manga UK and even Madman (iirc) in Australia don’t do digital streaming (especially after Crunchyroll has that on lock) and are bound to do Bluray and DVD releases when FUNimation is finished (probably they aren’t permitted to speak about the dub yet).

            It would be funny if we got a sublicense through FUNimation and NA missed out on the biggest show of 2013 on a physical disc.

          • zaidandzhadow

            I think this reply wasn’t meant to my comment, sorry, , btw i’m in the US so, still no FUNimation releases.

          • Detrimont

            Madman said they will begin streaming AoT soon

          • British_Otaku

            More you know. I’m fairly sure that Madman would only stream AoT if Crunchyroll didn’t have the rights to it (in that region – EDIT) and that they are still rolling up their sleeves for retail.

            They pushed Monster and Nichijou when no one else in English speaking countries did.

          • Detrimont

            the only reason why they’re probably streaming is because CR has the rights to it, but only for selecte countries, meaning they dont stream to AUS or NZ

      • 60hz

        its on hulu and crunchy roll in english… you should watch it – it’s CRAZY!

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      The creator of AOT knows very well about the hype in the West

  • Smooosh

    Thank goodness!
    Let’s see what genre…

    Oh right, region lock.

  • Not on the console I’d hoped for, but at least the manga is getting a game. Hopefully its good. =)

  • Brimfyre

    Oh my stars and garters!

  • J_Joestar

    While i don’t care much for the series myself, a few of my buddies love it, hope it comes over for their sakes.

    • Erikdayo

      Would be nice if that JoJo fighting game came here too. ;) Luckily it’s a fighting game so language isn’t important and the PS3 is region free.

      • J_Joestar

        kinda irritates me that i don’t have a PS3 for it and don’t feel like getting one this late in it’s life for 1 game…

  • Namuro

    Wow, and I was about to turn in for the night when I saw the headline. Welp, I’m gonna go dream about what kind of game it’ll turn out to be…

    *Please be party-hunting action game!* *Please be party-hunting action game!*

  • RichyGaming

    …And then it turns out to be somewhere along the lines of Sword Art Online Infinity Moment

    • DyLaN

      To be fair I liked SAO: IM, the story/character interaction part anyway. Some of the OST are pretty good too like the Heathcliff theme.

      • RichyGaming

        As do I :o, but it lacked the SAO feeling in terms of gameplay in my opinion. If Attack on Titan did the same thing, I wouldn’t be surprised because I don’t know if there would be plenty of space for battling huge enemies with crazy animation and a large map.

    • Lynx

      IM felt rushed. The combat especially.

      The story and character interaction parts was fine.

      The combat, however, was so….bloody…slow.
      Dare I say it, slower than the first Accel World game.

      • RichyGaming

        Yeah, the combat was the only thing I was referring to. I’d say everything else besides that and roaming freedom was excellent lol.

  • Keksus

    Great. Now if they were kind enough to remove the region lock…

  • Sentsuizan_93

    >tfw 3DS is region locked
    Still, at least it’s not just a browser game now. I wonder what genre it will be. Will it get localized? That’s an entirely different case altogether…

  • DyLaN

    Told ya guys.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Yes!!I wonder how its going to play! Now do the sexy dance

    • British_Otaku

      Back to those images I see.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        yup lol


      the inevitable swimsuit dlc

    • Dede Ogbe

      love how disturbed Eren and Armin are in the background

  • Jesse Torres

    Wow that is really good, now there are two questions, what type of game will it be and will it ever get localized.

  • konsama

    Woo a Shingeki ga- oh it’s for region locked 3DS. Carry on.

    • British_Otaku

      At the least, it will exist in a decades time (not so much the online/tablet game) and may be good on top of that. I’ll be keeping an eye on it if it’s an action game, if the demo is solid or something, I may import it before I watch the anime.

      It isn’t immediately dead just because it isn’t on your platform or in your region of choice, even if a PS3/Vita release would be easily imported by all with that system.

      • konsama

        Yes, it’s still too early to dismiss the game because we haven’t even seen anything of it, it might even be an awesome game, but the region locking of 3DS is a serious turn off on most games starting out.

        And considering the meager chances to see niche japanese games localized, namely anime ones makes it even worse to me, as an already owner of a 3DS and a shingeki no kyojin fan.

        I’m not saying being on 3DS is wrong, hell i just said i have one, it’s the fact of the region locking what is annoying and frustrating.

        Our only hope is the hype for this manga currently going through the west might give a chance for localization, which by the way, why did you get all pissed off at my post when you haven’t even watched the anime.

        • British_Otaku

          I don’t need to watch the anime to like the concept, it seems to be some sort of dark fantasy, it has Death Note’s director behind it and the online fan game is cool ( ).

          I’ve hopped into franchises through merchandise or other things (Astro Boy: Omega Factor is SO GOOD) before and if the game looks bad, I’ll buy a DVD set when it comes or the manga.

          “Pissed off”? I’m always harsh towards utter dismissal based on region or platform. I want people to continue to talk about the project (hopefully to the point where it pulls a Senran Kagura) and if they have a system (I don’t think I stand a chance at making you spend another few hundred dollars, so it doesn’t include you unfortunately) play the game as well perhaps together.

          Given that you clearly have a system (not as clear in the first post, but yes region lock over all issues) and are still hoping for the title to be good and come around. All is well.

          I’m just saying that I don’t go to articles about other 3DS titles and say anything on the lines of “Woo a Etrian Odyssey with voice act- oh it’s for region locked 3DS. Carry on.” The title exists, that’s more or less my piece.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          No one even gave a shit about region locking till until last month.

          Where the hell were you 3 years ago?

          • konsama

            3 years ago? Playing my PSP and PS3 that kept getting good games and both weren’t region locked. Which the PSP got a ton of good games that never came out of Japan, a monster hunter between them.

            That’s why i never worried much back then, along DS’s not being region locked either. And never got interested in wii and Xbox360 so meh. That’s why i also call region locking a backstep, it was required on a past age due mostly for TV outputs differences and languages, but now is just corporal BS. Especially on successors of consoles that didn’t had them.

        • Michieie

          Well, if they’re going to bring the Dangan Ronpa adaptation on the Vita just for the hype of the Let’s Play we can hope for that to happen for this one.

  • leingod

    I don’t even know what attack on titan is :P … but guess it’s pretty “hip”

  • Kaitou21

    let’s just hope the game doesn’t suck, considering it was made by the same people who make Pokemon mystery dungeon

  • Kevi Johnson-el

    I think AoT is popular enough to get a U.S version at some point

    • Enzo

      Isn’t One Piece popular in the Americas as well?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      as long as it isn’t exclusive by Namco Bandai, then yes

  • TheGameTagerZ

    Guess I will be one of the few to play this game then (since I have a JP 3ds and a capture card to record it all :p)

  • Greg

    This is pretty cool, the thing about games based on popular anime titles is that they usually turn out mediocre >.> If you’ve seen the PSP Sword Art Online game, you would know what I mean. There is also the fact that they rarely get localized, putting Naruto, Bleach and One Piece titles aside.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      yeah.. HXH too.. the Wonder Adventure series wasn’t that success..
      but this isn’t Namco Bandai, so localizing still high, especially for 3ds

  • Renaldi Saputra

    luckily it isn’t Namco Bandai..

  • Zurashii

    Shadow of Colossus style gameplay please~

  • Ferofax

    …but will it still be disturbingly gory and brutal?

  • Bacon_n_Lettuce

    Has Spike Chunsoft ever worked on an action game? Coming from them, I’d expect it to be more visual novel-esque, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

  • Daeyamati

    If only it wasn’t on the 3DS… I really hope someone decides to localize this.

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