Nintendo 3DS owners in North America will be able to get their hands on the 2013 release of Attack on Titans: The Last Wings of Mankind, renamed to Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains. The game has an undefined release in Europe due to a copyright issue in the region, causing the game to be renamed to its original Japanese title, Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains.
As mentioned in the press release…
“Everyone who purchases Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains or Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains will receive a unique Attack on Titan theme for Nintendo 3DS FREE. This theme will not be available for purchase separately, it’s only available by purchasing the game. (But as you correctly inferred, this means both the Americas and Europe will receive the theme!)”
The game itself is a 3D action title with a heavy reliance on quick-time events. The game was originally ridiculed for taking so much control away from the players when Spike Chunsoft originally dropped the game on retail shelves back in 2013 in Japan. Constant comparisons to Feng Lee’s Attack on Titan: Tribute Game were made and most hardcore fans preferred Feng Lee’s title since it’s a sandbox game with hard-as-nails titans, fast-paced action and lots of multiplayer mayhem. No quick-time events. It requires real skill, as showcased in this video here.
Nevertheless, for those of you who aren’t all-in on the Otaku culture you may just find Humanity in Chains game a fine departure from the typical wares on the 3DS. You can see a glimpse of the English-language rendition of the game in action with the trailer below.
For the first time ever, the hit series Attack on Titan comes to the Americas and Europe on the Nintendo 3DS. Take flight and eliminate all the Titans in Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains! Join Eren, Mikasa, and the Scout Regiment as they defend the Walls in this enhanced version of an Attack on Titan game previously released only in Japan!
Atlus is in charge in the North American and European release of the game and they’re already taking review requests.
For people unfamiliar with Attack on Titan the general gist is that giant naked men run around tearing up the city and eating people and a bunch of young adults and teens have to fly around with hip-thrusters and grappling hooks, using samurai swords to slice open the napes on the titans to kill them because otherwise the titans won’t stop and will keep regenerating.
You can learn more about Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains by paying a visit to the official Atlus website.