Cyborgs In Your Crosshairs: Nexeon Launching 'Ghost In the Shell' FPS In 2014


Based on "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex," the free to play shooter will be hitting PCs in the first half of next year.

It's not a bad time to be a "GiTS" fan: a new series of 50-minute features are hitting theaters in Japan (we're still waiting on word of a domestic release) and there's a new game on the way based on the paranoid cyber thriller. "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" will be based on the two seasons of the animated series and OAV spawned by the manga and feature film.

This would be the second FPS from Nexeon who typically publish social and online games behind "Shadow Company: The Mercenary War."

From the official announcement:

NEXON Co., Ltd. (3659:TO) (“Nexon”), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, today announced that Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX, the first PC online game developed as part of Nexon’s agreement with Kodansha Ltd., is expected to launch worldwide in the first half of 2014.

Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX is based on the original animated television productions Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX, Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG and Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX Solid State Society. The game is a first person shooter (FPS) featuring fierce and dynamic battles between cyborgs, and will offer players the chance to engage in cooperative battle mode, a new concept that integrates artificial intelligence with the player.

Under the terms of the licensing agreement Nexon and Kodansha announced in December 2012, Nexon will develop games based on the Ghost in the Shell animated televisions series and distribute them worldwide. 

The game is being developed by Nexon subsidiary Neople, the online game developer responsible for groundbreaking hits such as Dungeon & Fighter and Cyphers. Dungeon & Fighter boasts over 400 million players worldwide and holds the record of 3 million concurrent players in China.

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