‘Attack On Titan: Humanity In Chains’ Coming To 3DS This Month

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Anime director Tetsuro Araki, "Seiyu" voice actress Yui Ishikawa and character designer Kyoji Asano
(L-R) Anime director Tetsuro Araki, "Seiyu" (voice actress) Yui Ishikawa and character designer Kyoji Asano attend an event promoting popular Japanese anime "Attack on Titan" at the Anime Festival Asia in Singapore, November 10, 2013. ReutersJohn Goh

Few animes have taken the world by storm in such a quick manner, but that’s what “Attack on Titan” has done lately. The incredibly popular anime series based on a best-selling manga has captured the hearts of many fans, growing so fast in popularity that a live-action film has been made and will be showing this year. To capitalise on the popularity of the series, game publisher Atlus has announced that “Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains” for the Nintendo 3DS will be coming this month.

While the game has been out for quite awhile in Japan, Western fans have yet to be able to experience the game but will finally do so come May 12. Players will be able to play as five characters from the anime: Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Aekerman, Armin Arlelt, Levi and Sasha Braus, who fans may know as “Potato Girl.” Each character has a separate story campaign and must take down the Titans.

What might be considered odd is that the game can only be purchased through the eStore for $39.99 and will have no physical release, according to a report from Siliconera. Atlus will be bundling the game with an exclusive “Attack on Titan” 3DS theme, which can’t be purchased anywhere else in the online store.

While the game will come out on May 12 for North America, it will come out on a later date in Europe and will have a different name due to copyright issues, as stated by Nintendo Life. Instead of being called “Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains,” it will be called by its Japanese name in Europe, “Shingeki no Kojin: Humanity in Chains.” Atlus is hoping to fix the copyright issue and release the title to European gamers as soon as possible.

To hype up the game’s release, Atlus has released a trailer showing the game in action, which can be seen below. The game appears to have brought all the ziplining action that the show is known for and bring it to the 3DS platform. It’s currently not known if Eren can use his special ability to turn into a Titan in the game.

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Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains: Characters (Credit: YouTube/AtlusUSA)

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