Koei Tecmo recently revealed an expansion for Attack on Titan 2, titled Final Battle, and this week’s issue of Famitsu shares more information on what’s new including the new shooting weapon, Anti-Personnel ODM. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089.]
Here are some tidbits from an interview with the developer:
- The reason they made the new content as an update to Attack on Titan 2 is because Season 3 of the anime lacks the volume to be a game of its own.
- Story Mode won’t have an original protagonist.
- There will be carryover saves from the previous game.
- The “Anti-Personnel ODM” is an equipment that is capable of shooting.
- There’s a scene in which you play as Zeke Yeager.
The magazine also appears to show information on a new element called Original Corps where you can use an original protagonist.
Season 3’s episodes in the game will also come with a fixed difficulty, although it hasn’t been detailed as to whether it leans towards more difficult or easy. You’ll get to use characters you’ve raised from other modes as well.
As for the new shooting gear, such as the Thunder Spear pictured above, it targets nearby objects and locks-on. So if you want to aim for the foot of a Titan you’ll need to be closer to its foot, and you’ll need to hook your way up to reach its nape. The developers heard that it is a little difficult to use, but they say it should be fine as long as you think about positioning.
Shooting the weapon is done by pressing R2 and you can land critical hits when pressed at the right timing. It is also possible to perform a Hook Drive. The Thunder Spear will be available in Showdown Mode (excluding online). There will also be a Gatling gun.
In Territory Recovery Mode, you can select and use your own original protagonist. In this mode you’ll get to see moments such as a conversation between Zeke and Levi that wasn’t shown in the anime, and such. Players will also get to play the previous work in online mode.
Check our previous report for a first look with screenshots and a trailer for Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle.
Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle releases in North America and Europe on July 5, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. It releases a day earlier on July 4 in Japan. Those who own the original Attack on Titan 2 game will get to purchase the Final Battle as part of an Upgrade Pack DLC.