Publisher Atlus announces release details for the 3DS gaming title Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains, new trailer also revealed.

Based on the wildly popular Japanese manga series – Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains game will be launched on Nintendo 3DS on May 12 for $39.99 in the U.S, according to publisher Atlus U.S.A. In addition, for those who purchase the game will be given a free special Attack Titan Nintendo 3DS theme download as an added bonus. However, an exact launch date for the European market has not been announced yet, though Atlus says it’ll be very soon. Atlus also added that the game will be titled Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains in Europe owing to copyright claims in the continent.

“Due to a copyright claim in Europe, the EU version will henceforth be known as Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains, and is currently delayed. We don’t have an exact launch date yet, but we’re shooting for as soon as possible. Stay tuned for more info!”

The plot of the game is primarily focused on the character of Eren Yeager, his foster sister Mikasa Ackerman along with their childhood friend Armin Arlert. A group of colossal humanoid creatures called Titans try to eradicate the entire human race by trespassing city walls. It narrates the saga of a group of military fighters who use a device known as 3D maneuver gear, an equipment that makes it easier to navigate by deploying long range grappling hooks combined with fuel-powered boosters.

The game is setup in such a way where weaponry is not that advanced, and players have to rely on merely swords and cannons. Publisher Atlus feels pretty confident about the game’s intense and engaging experience, specially for hardcore fans of the anime series looking for an action packed game.

A new gameplay trailer has also been announced that shows playable characters including Armin Arlelt, Eren Jaegar, Levi, Mikasa Ackermann and Sasha Braus. Moreover, players will also be given an option to create their own character and customize their own weaponry. In addition, the trailer shows off some nifty little tricks like the ability to walk on walls or target enemies while riding horseback. There will also be side missions along with a multiplayer mode.

‘Humanity in Chains’ has been given Mature (M) rating by ESRB, so we can expect a lot blood, gore and violence, not recommended for players under the age of 17. It’ll be the first Attack on Titan game that will be available in North America very soon, exclusively via Nintendo eShop.

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