Attack on Titan Articles RSS Feed | Attack on Titan RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network 9 Most Anticipated Mobile Games for iOS in 2017 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 03:00:02 -0500 SarahKel

So, cometh the New Year, cometh a whole load of brand new games and there is a certainly going to be a lot of choice for 2017.

This is most certainly true of the iOS market, where there are always so many games, both free and premium. We all want to play those golden games that will be THE must-play games next year. We’ve done the hard work for you and found 9 of the most anticipated games of 2017. Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect from them:

Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadne Conspiracy

This is the upcoming puzzle game and the seventh main entry in the Professor Layton series. The game follows a new protagonist, Lady Layton, searching for her father, Professor Layton himself.  The game will feature various puzzles for the player to solve whilst they explore the environment and progress through the game’s story. It is Lady Layton’s job, using albeit bizarre methods to become a detective and find her missing father. This game certainly adds a new and exciting twist to the Layton game series. The game is set to be released in Spring 2017.

Antioch: Scarlet Bay

The game is an online, cooperative and interactive fiction game. Play as one of two detectives attempting to solve an intriguing crime. The setting is the city of Antioch, a dark metropolis, surrounded by mountains and sea. Players need a good sense of observation, whilst they look for clues and meet strangers along the way that will help to understand the story. Play with friends, or strangers, but remember, sometime disagreeing whilst collaborating can be good for both players. The game is due in March 2017.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends

This game is a strategy card game that explores The Elder Scrolls’ characters, creatures, deities and lore. Spend ten minutes or ten hours immersed in The Elder Scrolls universe. 

The battlefield is split in two, Field and Shadow – meaning players can immediately play a card, or keep them safe from attack.  This game play ensures that no two games will ever be the same.

Build a deck of cards, with a gradually increasing pool of magic points with which to play cards.Each card is a character with their own special ability, such as shields, or immediate attack. Cards of different colours represent a broad play style. For example, red cards are strength and green cards are agility-based. The deck is very flexible and a good range of colour cards are required to defeat enemies. A confirmed date for this game in 2017 is yet to be announced. Players can learn more about the game play of Legends on GameSkinny.

Animal Crossing

The popular Nintendo simulation game, where the human player inhabits an anthropomorphic world and carry out tasks, such as fishing or fossil hunting, will soon be available for iOS, with a delayed release for 2017.

The open ended game play and simulation of the real passage of time will work perfectly for iOS devices, as the game is intuitive for the seasons and therefore many Halloween or Christmas updates are to be expected.  The customisation of characters and residences is expected to be expanded in this game. Characters are expected to collect items, such as fruit, to be sold for Bells, the in-game currency. Players can rack up bells to buy better items. The game is set to be released Q1 of 2017.

To The Moon

This beloved indie PC game will be released for iOS devices in 2017. To The Moon allows players to play as a scientist, who is given the opportunity to revisit their own memories and change them, so they can live out their unfulfilled dreams. The character delve into the mind of an ill, old man whose dream it was to travel to the moon, and make that happen!

The real world elements intermingle with the dream world constantly throughout the story and the game play involves collecting special orbs that represent the old man’s key memories. To do this, players need to speak to people along the way, visit locations and collect other items. The game combines humour and touching drama for an excellent game. The game is set to be released in Q1 2017.

Static Sky

A great cyberpunk real-time strategy game, where players lead three mercenaries, who are always summoned by influential corporations whenever there is immoral work to be done. The characters are a heavy weapons expert, an agile street samurai and a dual blade wielding spy.

The game features an isometric view and is extremely focused upon tactical game play. The combat proceeds in real time, although this can be slowed down to issue orders to characters. Characters also have the ability to hack various devices. As the game progresses, players earn money, which can be spent on buying bonus abilities, better weapons and useful equipment for characters. Expect this game in February 2017.


This is a survival strategy game set in post-apocalyptic reality, developed by the studios known for Worms. The player becomes a leader of a group of survivors, hiding in a gloomy underground shelter after a nuclear catastrophe. The game begins when the first bombs are about to fall and players have a limited time to gather supplies for the first few weeks of underground living.

Later in the game, players are forced to leave the shelter to hunt for food, water, medicines and other supplies. During this time, players are faced with having to fight hungry mutants and other survivors, whilst maintaining the shelter itself and helping others ravaged by disease. The game features retro pixel art graphics and a B-movie style soundtrack. The release date for this game is 2017, but very much a month TBA. 


This is a turn based strategy game, set in the Victorian era, in a grotesque version of a British town. The game incorporates descriptions of Britain from the novels of Charles Dickens. Players play as a leader of the local thieves guild. Their goal is to develop their organisation and fill the vaults with gold.

To achieve this, players must recruit new members to the gang to train and send them on missions, such as muggings and assassinations. Players must infiltrate influential institutions, such as banks to succeed, whilst simultaneously build useful structures and research technology – without going broke! Game play can be concentrated on either discrete activities of fully fledged assassin’s guild. The game is expected to be released in Q2 2017. 

Attack on Titan

This is an arcade game specifically designed for mobile devices. The game immerses the players in a post-apocalyptic universe, known from the comics, in which humanity faces the attacks of giant beasts – the Titans. Survivors have hidden in a grand city, but after decades of peace, the defence walls have been breached. Only the most fearless warriors can face the colossal opponents and the player assumes the role of one of them.

The game play is based on battles against the titular adversaries, the Titans. The protagonist moves automatically and the player activates attacks and stunts by performing various gestures. As the player progresses in the game, the character becomes stronger and can face stronger enemies. The game features great three dimensional graphics in the style of the comics the series is based upon. The game is expected for release in early 2017. 

So, there it is: the 9 most anticipated iOS games for 2017. Whether iOS games based upon existing franchises is important, or equally an indie game, there is something out there to suit everyone. We are looking forward to playing all of these game and we hope you do too. For those of you who love gaming on Android, we have a list for you too!

Let us know in the comments what games you’re most looking forward to.

Attack on Titan Game Finally Arrives Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:42:43 -0400 Anne-Marie Coyle

The Attack on Titan video game will burst its way onto the North American games market tomorrow.

Created by Dynasty Warriors veteran developer, Omega Force, the game is based on the anime series of the same name.

For the uninitiated, the anime revolves around citizens persecuted by eerie, giant people-like monsters with an insatiable appetite for human flesh. Humanity rises against the creatures using special omnidirectional mobility gear that allows them to quickly glide around in the air and slice the horrifying beasts to pieces.

The game will follow Attack on Titan's first series and also feature new events involving some of the show's familiar faces.

Although some have criticized it for its repetitiveness and lack of challenge, reviews so far have been largely positive with critics stating that the game's visuals and gameplay mechanics effectively capture the essence of the series.

This isn't the anime's first foray into video game territory. It has already had a handful of interactive adaptations, the most recent being Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains for Nintendo 3DS in 2013.

Attack on Titan will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, in both physical and digital forms, and PC. The game can be found on Steam for a 17 percent discount until Friday.

The Biggest and Best Games Coming in August 2016 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:43:42 -0400 Anne-Marie Coyle

Gamers saw an explosive roster of releases in May that catered to all tastes. Adventure junkies got to discover the fate of Nathan Drake in Uncharted 4, more methodical thinkers were treated a dose of tactical RPG action in the form of Valkyria Chronicles, social team player types buddied up in Overwatch, and those with a liking for gratuitous gore and over-the-top violence sunk their teeth into DOOM.

But alas, the games launch calendar has been something of a barren wasteland since then, with barely any major or exciting releases occurring over the last two months. But fear not, August marks the end of the dreaded summer drought -- and what a glorious sight it is to see release schedules filled to the brim once more with a ton of hotly anticipated titles. Here are some of the most exciting:


Platforms: PS4, PC
Release Date: August 2

There are a number of reasons to get very, very excited about indie game Abzû. Firstly, it’s set under the sea and, thanks to an absurdly catchy tune by a little red Jamaican crustacean, everyone knows that it's better down there.

Abzû is the first release from developer Giant Squid Studios -- with its founder, Matt Nava, previously acting as art director for Thatgamecompany's phenomenally atmospheric title Journey. Nava has already proved he's got the creative chops to deliver a beautiful immersive affair that captures the minds and hearts of players everywhere.

With its focus on peaceful exploration and interaction with aquatic creatures Abzû looks set to provide that same kind of meaningful experience that envelops its players in a childlike sense of wonder. Abzû is available now, so why not dive right in?! (After you've checked out the rest of this list of course...)

Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 1 - Realm of Shadows

Platforms: Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC, Mac, iOS, Android
Release Date: August 2

When you think of a franchise best suited to Telltale's blend of tough decision-making with emotionally crippling consequences, the world of the Caped Crusader doesn't instantly spring to mind. But after two lackluster releases in the form of Minecraft: Story Mode and The Walking Dead: Michonne, maybe a complete change of direction is just what the California-based developer needs.

In usual Telltale fashion, the game will be released episodically and we fully expect those seemingly unimportant decisions to have potentially catastrophic impacts on events further down the line. Unlike Rocksteady's Arkham series, this will focus on the man behind the mask, Bruce Wayne, rather than Batman. Of course the Dark Knight will also feature along with confirmed characters Alfred, Harvey Dent and James Gordon.

Telltale is keeping tight-lipped on what iconic villains we can expect to see, but it seems the perfect opportunity for a certain green-haired psychopath to present some morally tough situations that test the mental strength of both Batman and the player. (If they can work past the PC port issues.)

Mobius Final Fantasy

Platforms: iOS, Android
Release Date: August 3

It's hard to imagine a time when people used their phone's gaming capability for anything other than catching Pokemon, but let's not forget that other mobile games still exist.

Mobius Final Fantasy gets our attention, as it promises a mobile game that provides a similar experience to a home console RPG. Square Enix have certainly set itself a lofty task given the depth and detail players expect, especially from a household name like Final Fantasy. However, they've certainly got the talent capable of bringing the Final Fantasy flavor to Mobius, with a staff consisting of producer Yoshinori Kitase and writer Kazushige Nojima, both of whom are responsible for some of the series most iconic and best-loved entries.

Gameplay elements like levelling, job systems, turn-based combat and summons all make a reappearance. Mobius Final Fantasy is considered a full entry in the series and promises a wholly original tale featuring elements of previous entries, rather than the cut and paste effort of characters and mechanics that a lot of mobile/handheld spin-off games fall foul of.

The sheer scale and graphical quality makes this one of the most exciting releases for mobile gaming, here's hoping enough people stop hunting for Pikachu long enough to actually play it.

No Man’s Sky

Platforms: PS4, PC
Release Date: August 9

They say that size doesn't matter, but the mass hysteria surrounding No Man's Sky due to its enormous proportions would suggest otherwise. At E3 2014 the most exciting unveiling came courtesy of a small indie developer with a huge ambition.

That studio was Hello Games, the team behind Joe Danger. And that ambition was to create an unfathomably huge, procedurally generated sci-fi universe that would dwarf even the biggest current-gen open worlds. The game world is a shared universe containing a staggering 18 quintillion planets brimming with various lifeforms and ecosystems for the player to discover. Rather than wander about aimlessly in space, players do have the goal of reaching the center of the universe.

Apparently this should take around forty hours to achieve. However those with the compulsion to explore every nook and cranny the game has to offer had better be prepared to say a fond farewell to their parents, colleagues, significant other, and personal hygiene when No Man's Sky lands next week. 

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Release Date: August 23

Deus Ex: Human Revolution was one of the standout releases of the last generation. The level of freedom it afforded players to tackle missions however they saw fit; be it stealthily hacking a security system, going in all guns blazing or coercing NPCs with some sneaky social skills was nothing short of revolutionary. Crucially, despite the level of choice available in the game still offered an immersive and fluid experience, aside from those naff boss battles of course.

It's been quite a while since that last outing -- and with the horsepower of current-gen technology powering the game's beautifully rich yet morally divided cyberpunk world, we fully expect an even deeper and more open experience than its phenomenal predecessor. A heartbreaking six month delay from February should mean a super sleek release for half-man, half-machine Adam Jensen when Deus Ex: Mankind Divided finally launches toward the end of the month.

Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom

Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Vita, PC
Release Date: August 30

Koei Tecmo is bringing Attack on Titan's horrifying, smiley giants to the video game world with Wings of Freedom, which ought to make the harrowing wait for the anime's second season a little more bearable.

The game follows the events of the outstanding first season, as well as offering additional scenarios involving the series' key characters and, of course, a whole host of terrifying titans. When the world's filled with lumbering, deranged giants with an insatiable hunger for human flesh you've got to move... fast. Thankfully, the squad's Omni-Directional Mobility Gear transfers beautifully to the gaming world resulting in fast-paced, adrenaline fuelled action to rival even Platinum Games' finest. The vibrant cell shaded graphics also beautifully capture the essence of the anime, as does the sheer level of blood constantly splattered on screen.  

Resident Evil 4

Platforms: Xbox One, PS4
Release Date: August 30

So it's not technically a new release, but the highest definition version of one of gaming's best horror offerings is definitely worth getting excited about. Resident Evil 4 was originally released a whopping 11 years ago (anyone else feeling really old?) but Capcom hasyet to surpass its greatness, with the fourth installment being arguably the high point of the entire Resident Evil series.

Leon Kennedy's mission to rescue the U.S. President's daughter was a masterful mix of action and horror. Introducing a new virus known as Las Plagas meant a new breed of enemy that was quicker and smarter than the shuffling zombies of old. Resi 4 also marked a switch from the fixed camera angles of old to the now-standard over the shoulder perspective.

The re-release will come packaged with the Ada Wong missions and brilliant Mercenaries mini-game. Cheesy dialogue and 90's haircut also included.

World of Warcraft: Legion

Platforms: PC, Mac
Release Date: August 30

Rounding off our August releases is World of Warcraft: Legion, which marks the sixth expansion for the world's largest MMORPG. It's been widely reported that WoW subscriptions have dwindled in recent years, but the newest expansion addresses a number of key issues that might prove enough to bring some long lost subscribers back into the fold.

Most notably, the new expansion balances PvP battles by introducing a talent system with abilities that can be used in PvP only and are entirely separate to the abilities available in environment battles. The level cap will also be raised from 100 to 110, and the inclusion of powerful and customisable class specific weapons called artifacts should help to make individual classes feel more unique. A new Demon Hunter class will also be introduced, taking the role of either a tank or damage dealer with its 'vengeance' and 'havoc' specializations.

All in all, "Legion" shows a valiant attempt by Blizzard to address some long standing irks as well as keep things fresh with some intriguing new content.

Are there any August releases you're looking forward to that haven't made the list? Let us know in the comments.

New Attack on Titan Features Revealed Sun, 10 Jul 2016 17:31:06 -0400 Joe Passantino

KOEI TECMO America has revealed new features for Attack on Titan, an action game based on the anime series of the same name. These include the online multiplayer Scout Mode, gear upgrades and the Decisive Battle Signal.

In Scout Mode, four players can band together online to take on the "eerily human-like" Titans. The team leader selects a mission, with options including the Forest of Giant Trees, the Ruined Town, a Farm Village and the Shohess District.

Team members have the opportunity to prepare for their battle at the camp by upgrading their gear and changing their costumes. When players slay Titans in single player and multiplayer missions, they can gain materials for later use in enhancing several types of gear. These include the Omni-Directional Mobility Gear, blades and scabbard.

Finally, the Decisive Battle Signal allows a player to call others in their vicinity to their side, in order to deal significant damage.

Fans of the anime, as well as other interested gamers, should also check out protagonist Eren's Titan transformation here on GameSkinny.

Attack on Titan will physically release on August 30 in North America for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Digital releases will also be available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PC.

New Attack on Titan Video Showcases Eren's Titan Transformation Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:59:26 -0400 cactusjudy

Koei Tecmo America has released a new gameplay trailer and screenshots for their upcoming Attack on Titan game.

This new information has revealed another way of fighting titans through protagonist Eren's titan form. Previously, the company had showcased battle gameplay wherein characters in the game used omni-directional mobility gear to weaken titans by severing their limbs, before going in for the kill by slashing the nape of the neck. The new trailer and screenshots focus on Eren's ability to shift into titan form, and thus use physical attacks to battle fellow titans and smash through buildings. 

The new trailer showcasing Eren's titan abilities was released at E3.

Attack on Titan is based on the bestselling manga and anime of the same name, and will follow the narrative of the show's first season. The story follows teenagers Eren, Mikasa, Armin, and friends as they fight against large man-eating monsters called titans who have ravaged their world and brought humanity to the brink of extinction. As the trio joins the Titan-fighting survey corps and delves deeper into the inter-workings of their society, they uncover startling truths about the origins of the titans and the powers behind humanity's governance that call into question who the biggest threat to humanity's future really is. 

The game will be released on August 30 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and a digital download will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PC via Steam. 

Giants will be slayed with Attack on Titan, releasing on August 30th Fri, 08 Apr 2016 06:09:17 -0400 Jeffrey Rousseau

Koei Temco has announced that they will be releasing their Attack on Titan game on August 30 for the US and August 26 for Europe. This anime-inspired action title will be available physical only for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It'll be available digitally for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Steam.

Attack on Titan began as a popular manga, written and drawn by Hajime Isayama in 2009. The series than became an anime series that aired in 2013. The story stars Eren Jeager and his comrades' battle for survival. He lives in a world where humanity stays behind massively walled communities. The outside world is wrought with danger due to Titans -- man-eating giants that will pursue and eat human beings on sight.

Eren's sheltered life changes when Titans manage to infiltrate his impregnable walled society. Disaster ensues and causes a ripple effects that fuels the boy's dedication to hunting the man eaters.

The series gained fan and critical praise for depicting emotionally charged scenes, high intensity battles, and Band of Brothers like camaraderie among its cast.

Get ready to join your series favorites in fighting the Titan threat this August.

New Attack on Titan trailer includes gameplay footage Wed, 16 Sep 2015 20:17:12 -0400 Larry Iaccio

Koei Tecmo revealed a new trailer for their upcoming PlayStation exclusive Attack on Titan game at the Tokyo Game Show today and we finally are getting a glimpse into what the actual gameplay will look like.

Although the trailer is primarily cut scenes and pre-rendered footage, for about 15 seconds starting at the one minute mark we are finally treated to some gameplay footage from the game and although very brief, it looks so gratifying.

Using the series' iconic 3D Maneuvering, we see main character Eren and other soldiers moving around the titans, slicing off limbs and muscles to bring down the horrendous beasts.

The gameplay is smooth and quick and appears to test players reaction time in the best way possible making each strike you land mean that much more.

Although no official release has been announced yet, Koei Tecmo has said to expect a 2016 release for the PS3, PS4 and the PS Vita.