In 2016, Nexon and Neople will allow players to enter an MMO that sees them fighting enemies in a futuristic world based on the works of Shirow Masamune. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online will allow players to become an augmented soldier with abilities like Section 9’s Major Motoko Kusanagi and Saito. However, an earlier opportunity to play will be available with October closed betas.
Applications have opened for these beta periods. A sign up page has opened on the official Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online site. To enter, a person must provide an email addresses, date of birth, specify which region of the world he or she lives in, and fill out a brief survey discussing familiarity with Ghost in the Shell, shooters like Destiny, Battlefield, Call of Duty, and Team Fortress 2, and free-to-play PC games.
People who are accepted will be notified prior to the first closed beta test on October 1. Their participation will be rewarded with an opportunity to register their name early and get a “First Assault” weapon skin for the completed game. The initial event will run from October 1-4, and will be followed by subsequent testing periods.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online will be free-to-play when it launches on PCs in 2016.