Koei Tecmo’s Warriors studio Omega Force is working on a new Attack on Titan project that is in development using the PS4 as a base. During an interview with Famitsu, producer Hisashi Koinuma and director Tomoyuki Kitamura shared some of the latest details on the game. [Thanks, Hachima.]
Koinuma says that the Musou or Warriors series tends to put you in “one against many enemies” situations, but for Attack on Titan he wants to make it into something different, along the lines of “many [humans] against an enemy [Titan]” situations instead. He’s also thinking about adding more tactical elements than with your regular Musou titles.
As far as the action goes, Kitamura says that its movement will be more comfortable than the Warriors games.
“The part that we ought to focus more on is about ‘how to make it feel good while flying around using the 3D Maneuver Gear?’ and we’ve redone this system numerous times,” adds Koinuma.
He goes on to explain that since Attack on Titan is a popular IP, they’ll need to make it into a game that even players that don’t often play games can play with ease. For this reason, they’re focusing on simplifying the 3D Maneuver Gear so that even beginners can play it.
However, it doesn’t mean that it will be a simple hack-and-slash altogether, as Kitamura explains, “players that are used to play games, or should I say ‘Warriors play,’ will get a feeling like they’re Captain Levi right from the start.
“There are high risks if you try to immediately go for the back of their necks, so it’ll be an effective tactic to start out by destroying their limbs,” the director adds. “Although, I don’t think it’d be impossible to have those who are used to action games be able to take them out in one blow.”
Kitamura also says that the main mode will let you relive the original story in the main mode. They’re thinking about making a “sub-mode” on the side, that will highlight the characters that don’t have much of an appearance in the original show, or something with more action from the original story.
The Attack on Titan game will launch in Japan, North America, and Europe in 2016 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. Its development is currently 50% complete.