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Attack on Titan Updated Version Headed To Nintendo 3DS, Has Online Multiplayer

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    Attack on Titan is getting another game on the Nintendo 3DS from Spike Chunsoft, according to the latest issue of Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in Japan. (Thanks, Anime News Network)

     

    The new game is titled Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Humanity Chain. It will feature online multiplayer for up to four players and will offer limited text chat functionality, as well as rankings.

     

    It will also feature new stages (including the ruined fortress), new missions (for example; reaching objectives via a horse wagon) and various other additions that haven’t been detailed yet. Also new to the Chain version are over 20 voices for both new characters as well as characters that were in the original Attack on Titan game.

     

    The most noteworthy feature outside of online multiplayer, however, is that the game has seen tweaks to movement, difficulty and stages, and the Titans have new AI behaviours as well. Those that own Attack on Titan on 3DS already will be able to upgrade to the Chain edition via a paid downloadable update.

     

    The downloadable update, which can be purchased off the eShop, will cost 2,160 yen. Meanwhile, the packaged retail and download versions of the Chain edition will cost 5,378 yen. Spike Chunsoft will release the game this December.

     

    Food for thought:

    It should be interesting to see how this updated version of Attack on Titan does. The original game saw a fairly low shipment at launch and was sold out for several weeks. Once Spike Chunsoft eventually managed to get shipments back on track, the game went on to sell around 200,000 copies. However, the previous game also had various issues that made it less than a great game. It sounds like these issues are being addressed in the updated version, but whether people give it a chance remains to be seen.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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