Today Koei Tecmo released a new batch of screenshots and artwork of its upcoming game Attack on Titan 2.
First of all, we get the introduction of the first seven characters, Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackerman, Armin Arlert, Levi, Miche Zacharias, Nanaba and Gelgar. We also learn that while the first game of the series had only ten playable character, this new one will have over thirty. Incidentally, it’ll be the first time that we get to play Miche, Nanaba and Gelgar.
Born and raised in the Shiganshina District, since a child he yearns to see the world beyond the wall. The death of his mother during the Titan breach in 845 fostered his strong urge to wipe out the Titans, and as a result he joined the 104th Cadet Corps. After three years of rigorous training he graduated ranked fifth in his class.
Initially he wanted to join the Scout Regiment rather than the Cadet Corps due to his fascination of venturing beyond the wall and his hatred of Titans. While he is mentally strong and highly motivated, there lies a danger where his anger can throw him into a blinding fit of rage.
A rare descendant of Asian blood, when she was a child Eren saved her life when her parents were killed by thieves. Since then she has been inseparable from Eren and joined the 104th Cadet Corps with him, where her hidden talents flourished and she graduated top of their class.
Keeping Eren safe means everything to her as he is her final remaining family. Normally level-headed and composed even in critical situations, she has lost control of herself in situations where Eren is involved.
Born and raised in the Shiganshina District, he is a childhood friend to both Eren and Mikasa and has a deep fascination of the world beyond the wall. He joins the 104th Cadet Corps, and despite his concerns over his physical strenght, his effort allows him to endure the three years of rigorous training. Although he didn’t graduate in the top percentile, he earned top marks in his coursework.
Timid and shy, he feels shameful of himself for always being protected by Eren and Mikasa. However, his excellent analytical ability and good judgement emerge and show his potential as an intellectual soldier.
Lieutenant of the Scout Regiment and leader of the elite Special Operations Squad (also known as the Levi Squad) whose members are hand-picked by Levi himself. Referred to as “Humanity’s Strongest Soldier,” he possesses incredible combat skills and is said to possess the fighting strength of an entire brigade.
He has a rough and neurotic personality, and while he may seem rude he has a strong sense of responsibility and deeply trusts Erwin. He is also an extreme clean freak, and is unsatisfied if the camp is not thoroughly cleaned.
Scout Regiment Section Commander, who is the second strongest soldier after Levi and deeply trusts Erwin. He has a keen sense of smell which gives him the ability to detect the proximity of Titans. A taciturn man with the strange habit of sniffing someone when he meets them for the first time and then snorting out a laugh.
An experienced and highly skilled soldier even among the elite members of the Scout Regiment. She is able to remain calm and issue precise orders even in emergency situations. She is often in the same squad as Miche and Gelgar, also of the Scout Regiment, and they show excellent coordination in battle.
An experienced and highly skilled soldier even among the elite members of the Scout Regiment. The experience he built up in battle is evident on the battlefield, and he shows great courage when facing Titans. He is often in the same squad as Miche and Nanaba, also of the Scout Regiment, and they show excellent coordination in battle.
We also get the introduction of the “Town Life” feature, that lets our characters enjoy their ordinary lives in-between battles. You can train, or even take the chance to build new relationship with other characters.
This time around, it’s a crucial part of the game, as it progresses the main story and develops the characters and their relationships through conversation and missions.
You can enjoy the screenshots in the gallery below, alongside artwork for each character. If you want to know more, you can read our recent interview with Producer Hisashi Koinuma. More screenshots can also be found alongside the announcement of the game’s platforms, and a teaser trailer is also available.
Attack on Titan 2 will be released in the west for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch, even if we don’t have a release window for the moment. In Japan, it’s scheduled for early 2018 for PS4, PS Vita and Switch.