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‘Attack on Titan’ is Getting a Mobile Game, and I Hope it’s a Good One

If you aren’t familiar with the manga and anime Attack on Titan, you’re missing out on what is a very unique story in a very unique universe. If anime isn’t your thing, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the world of Attack in Titan on your mobile since GameSamba, Funimation, and NGames have announced today that they plan on bringing an Attack on Titan game to Android and iOS by the end of 2016. Before going into detail about the game, first a few words about the franchise. Attack on Titan takes place in a universe where humans are hiding behind huge walls in an attempt to protect themselves from the Titans, giant humanoid figures that enjoy eating humans in pretty gross ways  (and often look a bit like humans from the Body Worlds exhibitions). Humans have a military force that tries to defend from Titan attacks by using a kind of grappling mechanism, so the battles are quite spectacular. Attack on Titan has sold over 50 million copies of manga in print, has a 25 episode anime series, and has live action films, too.

The Attack on Titan game will be an action-driven title according to the announcement and will combine elements of runner and action games in an attempt to replicate the feeling of the Titan battles. Players will need to plan carefully as well as have quick reactions to survive, and the game will have deeper, persistent elements that will be revealed at a later date. Hopefully this game won’t just be a money-grab but, rather, an attempt to replicate those amazing battles on mobile. If they manage to get the art style right, the game should look quite impressive because those Titans look really, really great (in an unsettling way). We’ll keep you informed as we learn more about the game.