KOEI TECMO have announced Attack On Titan 2 today, a sequel to their tremendously successful video game based on the Attack on Titan anime that launched last year on PS4, PS3, Xbox One and PC. The last game, titled Attack On Titan: Wings of Freedom in Europe, got generally good reviews although it did have some problems as our review mentions. The sequel will once again be developed by Omega Force, the team behind the first game and the Dynasty Warriors series, and will be out in Early 2018. No platforms have been announced yet, nor whether it will come to Japan first and the West later.
KOEI TECMO mention that the game will contain "an abundance of new gameplay mechanics" although they aren't currently going into any detail as to what. The trailer, which you can see embedded below, shows that Attack on Titan 2 will share a similar cel-shaded visual style as the generally well-received first game.
From the press release:
"Players will once again don the renowned Omni-Directional Manoeuver Gear as they fight and repel the fearsome Titans that threaten humanity, to restore peace within the walls."
With only two years of development time, we can expect Attack On Titan 2 to play very similarly to the last game. Hopefully they will focus on the action and Spider-man-like swinging around the city taking on Titans in amazing action sequences, but at least try to tie it all together into a little bit more of a satisfying core game at the end.
From our review by Dustin Bailey:
"Attack on Titan is a good game, but not a great one. It does a tremendous job of adapting the anime’s excellent action scenes to an exciting set of game mechanics, but struggles to extend that fun core into full-length game. Any given fifteen seconds of Attack on Titan is excellent, but those fifteen seconds are repeated again and again until they’re no longer compelling."
The trailer for Attack On Titan 2 is below. The release says it will be released "across America" in Early 2018, but no idea yet if that includes PC, Europe, or just how early we're talking.