'Attack on Titan' multiplayer mode gets nod from fans; Western release expected later this year

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The “Attack on Titan” game was released in Japan in February with generally good feedback from players. It is expected to be released in the west sometime this year.

The game was launched in Japan last Feb. 18 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita platforms. Fans were generally pleased with the game, especially with its multiplayer version. According to Kotaku, the single player mode was good as it gives players a good feeling after finishing off the titans in each level. However, at some point, the process eventually becomes a bit boring.

Nonetheless, the multiplayer mode promises great new experiences as players can finish off the titans along with other team members. It focuses on teamwork, since they can strategize and assign each member to fulfill different tasks in order to defeat the opponent faster. In addition, team mode allows each player to upgrade to S-rank just by killing around five titans. It also cuts down the time needed to complete the mission from around 30 minutes to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, the title also recently received an update that is expected to further enhance players’ gaming experience. Some of the tweaks added in the “Attack of the Titan” game include the Hard mode as a notch higher in the game’s difficulty, additional skills for the playable characters, and the leeway to develop items while getting some materials. It has also added some multiplayer features such as Outside the Wall Investigation mode that will enable up to four heads to play on the same hardware while online and a feature that will allow players to see the details of his allies on the same screen.

Up to now, no exact release date has been pinned down for the release of the title in North America and Europe. Nonetheless, Koei Tecmo’s producer, Hisashi Koinuma and director, Tomoyuki Kitamuta detailed some of the things that players can look forward to in the game, including 10 playable characters, a “link” to the story of the anime, and some original episodes, noted Albany Daily Star. It has also been announced that the game will be available in all of the three PlayStation consoles, similar to that of Japan’s launch.