February 24, 2013

Ghost in the Shell Online Game to be 'Hacking FPS'

The staff at the Ghost in the Shell Arise press conference revealed more details on Tuesday about the Ghost in the Shell Online(tentative title) PC game.

The staff revealed that the game is classified as a "hacking-FPS" (First Person Shooter) game. Neoburu, a subsidiary company of game-developer Nexon, is in charge of the game's development. The game lets players strengthen their characters by utilizing information and remodeling their cyborg bodies. Players will also be able to collaborate with Tachikoma to fight. Nexon plans to release the game in the first half of 2014. The company also plans to release the game worldwide, although a time frame for the worldwide release has not yet been revealed.

Famitsu and Online Gamer have both posted additional artwork images for the game and pictures from the presentation.

Nexon announced in December that it had signed an agreement with Japanese publisher Kodansha to develop and release a PC online game based on the anime titles Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG, and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society. The company's releases in Japan include MapleStory, Arad Senki(Dungeon & Fighter/Dungeon Fighter Online, the inspiration for the Slap Up Party -Arad Senki- anime), Mabinogi, Sudden Attack, and around 60 other games. Nexon currently operates in more than 100 countries and territories in Asia, North America, Europe, and elsewhere.

Source: ANN