An announcement that took me very much by surprise during April’s Nintendo Direct Presentation is that of a Western release of the Anime/Manga-based Nintendo 3DS game “Attack On Titan: Humanity In Chains”. For a while now Japanese Pop Culture fans and lovers of the series “Attack On Titan”, or “Shingeki no Kyojin” for you purists, have been hearing news and seeing trailers of this action/adventure 3DS game that puts players into the very high boots of their favorite Titan-killers. Up until today we had all only thought this game was going to get a Japanese release but, thanks to Nintendo, “Humanity In Chains” will indeed be making its way to the West come May.
Only set for an eShop release, this 3DS title follows the story of the recent Anime series and allows you to join together with three friends and slaughter Titans as a team. I never thought I’d get the chance to say this but; I actually cannot wait to get my hands on this title. Digital-only or otherwise, I think this is a great move by Nintendo who clearly know what it is that their Western audience wants. So far no information regarding pricing has been announced but seeing as it is strictly an eShop title you can expect it to be a little cheaper than that of a physical copy…hopefully.
Jump onto the Nintendo eShop now because, thanks to the coming release of this game, the first two episodes of the Anime series have been made available for us all to watch for free but only for a limited time.