ghost in the shell

A trailer for an upcoming game based on the popular ‘Ghost in the Shell: Stand Along Complex’ anime series has just been released.

Titled ‘Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Online,’ the game is an online cooperative class-based first person shooter that looks to be a combination of ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Team Fortress 2’ but with a cyberpunk flair. The trailer itself shows off a good chunk of the title’s fast-paced gameplay as well a little teaser of the presence of the anime’s adorable robotic Tachikomas.

Interestingly enough, the trailer also gives a glimpse at how the game divvies up all the fan favorite members of Section 9 into first-person shooter classes based on their respective team roles in the show. For example, you have Major Motoko Kusanagi acting as an agile stealth based class, Batou as a heavy arms expert class and even Saito as the sniper class.

‘Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Online’ is being developed by Neople, a subsidiary of Nexon Korea, a development team best known for popular titles in Asian like ‘Dungeon and Fighting’ and ‘Cyphers.’ The game was originally scheduled to release sometime in early 2014. However, additional news of the title’s development stopped showing up. This newest trailer finally confirms its continued development with some actual gameplay.

For those unaware, the game is based on a popularly renown Japanese anime and film series called ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ which is actually based on a manga by Masamune Shirow. It revolves around the exploits of Major Motoko Kusanagi, the leader of a counter-cyberterrorist organization called Public Security Section 9 in the mid 21st century of Japan. The series has had a couple videogame adaptations in the past on platforms like PS1, PS2 and PSP. However, most of them have only been met with mixed critical response.

‘Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Online’ still does not have a release date but is now looking to be releasing sometime in 2015 on Windows PC.