Koei Tecmo has posted new information and media for Attack on Titan 2 via the game's official website. The new screenshots introduce the game's online components, which includes both competitive and co-operative modes.
Additionally, the publisher continues to add playable characters to the game. Keith Sadies, Kitz Woremann, Dot Pixis, and Dhalis Zachary join the roster. We also see the casual clothes for Reiner, Bertholdt, Sasha, Conny, and Hange. You can find the character art and screenshots in the gallery at the tail of the article.
We've consolated the information about online components below, via Koei Tecmo.
The newly introduced Competitive game type, Annihilation Mode, sees two teams of four Scouts compete to earn the highest score within a set time limit. Defeating the devastating Titans is one of the most important ways to earn these points, and working together is key to annihilating these foes as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Chain Bonus: Tackling foes as a unit will earn the team a Chain Bonus, where higher scores will be offered through destroying each Titan body part before eliminating them. Team members can be identified by a blue line connecting them
Earn 2x points!: As a match draws to a climactic close, the stakes rise as in the last minute any points earnt are doubled. Within this time, it is of upmost priority for players to work closely and earn as many points as possible to come out in the lead!
Communicate through gestures and messages: Interact with other players in the online lobby before battle. Familiar gestures, including the 'dedicating your hearts' gesture, and famous lines from the anime and manga are available.
Online functionality isn't only limited to competitive play. Players can take on missions co-operatively in Story Mode and Scout Missions with friends or other players around the world. Gathering a team of close allies during these modes allows players to experience the gripping events of A.O.T. 2’s narrative together, or players can offer help others that are struggling against the Titan threat.
Joint Development: You can develop equipment with friends with less material than when you do work on alone.
Finally, new screens show more of the game's character creation mode, which confirms the capability to play as a male or female avatar.
Attack on Titan 2 is set to release in Japan on March 15 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation Vita. The game will release on March 20 in North America and Europe for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC. You can find more information on character creation here.
Find screenshots in the gallery below.