Nexon America announced Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online. This tactical team-based shooter lets players take on the role of an augmented soldier fighting terrorists on the streets of a future cyberpunk world. This online FPS game is being developed by Neople and will be available for PC sometime in 2016. Fans can sign up now for the chance to be part of the upcoming closed beta tests beginning Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Players who join the beta at this stage will be able to register their name early as well as unlock an exclusive “First Assault” weapon skin
First Assault is based on Shirow Masamune’s acclaimed manga the Ghost in the Shell. The game references the anime’s source material while advancing the dark near-future universe and bringing it to a frenetic but tactical first-person shooter game environment. As an elite, augmented soldier, players will advance and master their character with upgrades and unlocks as they succeed in combat. Each character has exclusive attributes that reflect features of the original franchise, such as Motoko Kusanagi’s ‘Therm-optic Camouflage’ cloaking technology or Saito’s ability to enhance his vision and highlight enemy soldiers.
Players will choose from among eight initial characters. Each of these can be customized with specialized body augmentations, weapon attachments and enhanced abilities. There’s also a special SkillSync feature which allows players to leverage shared cyber-abilities with nearby teammates in combat modes to augment and increase their skills. By using SkillSync in smart and tactical ways, teammates can work together in devastating combinations in battle.