Nexon have officially announced a new Ghost in the Shell game. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex will be an online FPS that will be released in the “first half” of next year and it will feature cyborg battles, hacking, gunfights and more.
In December of last year, Nexon announced that they acquired the license to make a Ghost in the Shell game based on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG, and Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society.
Now, Nexon has officially announced what appears to be that game via a press release. Tentatively titled Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, the game is an online first-person shooter that will be released for the PC in the “first half of 2014.” The part about the title being online is pleasingly fitting considering the manga/anime is set in a sci-fi universe that includes cybercrimes such as hacking. Somewhere the Laughing Man is smirking.
The game, which is “built upon a world view based on the original animation,” features “hacking battles” and “dynamic gunfights” between cyborgs fighting over strategic resources. The game also includes “cyberization” as well as a co-op battle mode that “integrates artificial intelligence with the player.” I don’t know what that means, but it sounds awesomely futuristic.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC is being created by online game developer Neople, a Nexon Korea Corporation subsidiary that made a game called Dungeon & Fighter. According to the press release, the game has over 400 million members worldwide. Oh, and it apparently holds the record for having three million players in China at the same time. So hopefully that means Ghost in the Shell: SAC will actually be good; the PS2 and PSP Ghost in the Shell games, made by different developers, received middling reviews.