USA Release date: March 20, 2018
Japan Release date: March 15, 2018
Developer: Omega Force
Series: Attack on Titan
Publisher: Koei Tecmo
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Vita
Genres: Action game, Hack and slash, RPG
The Attack on Titan 2 game is based on the anime series and features engaging battles with giant humanoid creatures known as Titans. It has a large collection of characters and RPG elements for character development. It seems the game is basically a mix-up of the story told in Attack On Titan season 1 with some season 2 thrown in. From what I can see the game is very fun and had smooth game-play.
“Attack on Titan 2 (進撃の巨人 2 Shingeki no Kyojin 2) is a game in development by Koei Techmo and Omega Force and is due for release by in the US on March 20, 2018. The game has been confirmed for the PS4 and Xbox One platforms with improved visuals and frame rate for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, as well as Playstation Vita (Japan only), Nintendo Switch, and Steam.
The game’s story will follow the second season of the anime. Co-op play is expected to be available for all regions for the worldwide release. It will also feature original stories supervised by Hajime Isayama. The player’s base camp will be bigger this time and have more character interaction.”
Metacritic – Rating: 75 / 100
IGN – By: Mitchell Saltzman – Rating: 7.8 / 10
“With its first Attack on Titan game in 2016, developer Omega Force laid down a rough but promising groundwork for what a game based around the anime phenomenon should be: fast-paced and thrilling aerial battles against gargantuan Titans with a unique control scheme that allows you to zip around effortlessly using Omni-Directional Mobility Gear. Attack on Titan 2 builds upon that foundation with a much-improved interface and some cool new tricks to slice the napes of a Titan in fun and extravagant ways. But the sharp edge of this sequel is dulled a bit by an all too familiar story mode hamstrung by plodding pacing.
Attack on Titan 2 is a pretty solid place to jump in.
Trailers for Attack on Titan 2 might have you believe that it picks up where the first game left off and primarily covers the events of season two of the Attack on Titan anime, but the reality is the story mode is about 80% a retelling of season one, and 20% season two. That means that if you played the 2016 game, prepare for about 10 hours of retreading very familiar missions, boss fights, and some of the exact same cutscenes.”
Gamespot – By: James Swinbanks – Rating: 8 / 10
“The plot closely follows the anime, so fans are already familiar with what’s going on. But it’s a story that will pull you in, hard, though not without its fair share of melodrama. While much of the early game feels a little dragged down by some excessive exposition, you come to appreciate those sequences later on, particularly as characters you grow to like face death in shocking ways. Not that the game is overly violent–although the Bloodborne-esque spatter from killing a Titan is pretty messy–it’s more that the characters grow on you over time. Watching them struggle through the Titan invasion becomes less of a drudge and more an emotional rollercoaster.
The game is made up of numerous large combat areas and some smaller, peaceful hubs where you can go about your daily life: upgrading weapons, buying materials, and maintaining friendships that grant you different equippable skills that can upgrade your stats. While not all that interesting visually, the hub areas serve as a good bookend between each battle, as well as a chance to debrief with the other characters about the last mission and your next moves.”
Trusted Reviews – By: Simon Miller – Rating: 3.5 / 5
“Attack On Titan 2 clearly hasn’t been designed for a mass audience, and if you like your games to come in an expected wrapper this will probably scare you half to death. However, if you like a quirkier mix of the usual RPG elements with a great combat system, you may be surprised. There are just so many little touches littered throughout, which heap more personality onto what’s already here. It’s a unique beast.