Koei Tecmo has revealed developer Omega Force is working on a sequel for the multiplatform Attack on Titan, so far only named Attack on Titan 2. The sequel is scheduled for U.S. release in early 2018.
The release was announced today on their Facebook page, along with a teaser trailer, featuring known scenes from the original manga along with high-paced dramatic music and the promises of the pleasing blood and violence from the previous game.
The trailer came with the promise: “Players will once again don the renowned Omni-Directional Manoeuvre Gear as they fight and repel the fearsome Titans that threaten humanity, to restore peace within the walls.”
Along with the trailer, Koei Tecmo also changed the Facebook page’s cover photo to a release poster for the game. More information is expected to be released in the coming weeks.
The Attack on Titan franchise has become a classic since the manga’s release in 2009, and the critically acclaimed anime series in 2013 was praised. With season 3 in the works, the promise of more games inspired by the series seems inevitable. Given the overall positive reviews of the original Attack on Titan game, along with my personal enjoyment of the game and franchise, I am feeling rather optimistic about this title, however I will temper my excitement until further information is released.
Omega Force's Attack on Titan 2 isn't the only game of the franchise in the works. Spike Chunsoft's previously announced Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates for the Nintendo 3DS is coming to Japan later this year.
The exact release date has not been confirmed, but as the third season of the anime is set to be released in April 2018, it is possible that the game may release then as well.