There’s plenty of gameplay in this new Attack on Titan trailer

Actually a gritty Borrowers reboot

Koei Tecmo has released a new trailer for their upcoming Attack on Titan game, and finally, they’re managing to make it look like something special.

The trailer shows quite a bit of gameplay from each of the playable characters (including a certain spoilerific one, so be warned), a variety of locations, and plenty of story-based cutscenes.

It’s bloody long, clocking in at four minutes, but I think it’s the trailer that’s finally managed to really sell me on the game.

The thing that struck me in this were the Titans themselves. They’ll chase the player, they’ll leap towards you, they’ll crash through buildings, and it seems like each Titan will act in different ways from the rest. It’s really nice to see the Titans actually being Titans for a change, as opposed to just the big sleepwalking lugs they could’ve been.

Another thing were the very subtle hints as to how the game will differ from the anime’s story. While the cutscenes closely (almost scene-for-scene) reproduce the anime, the gameplay segments seem willing to change things up a bit. For example, there’s a brief scene showing the Colossal Titan actually stepping through the wall, as opposed to the hit-and-run tactics it uses in the show. As someone who’s watched the anime countless times, I’m really looking forward to being surprised by little things like that!

Attack on Titan launches in Japan on February 18 for PS3, PS4, and PS Vita. A Western release date hasn’t been announced yet, but expect it to come a few months later.

Joe Parlock