Rate This Review: Attack on Titan
Anxiously Awaiting Attack on Titan Release Date
Since Siliconera made hearts race in the beginning of May, by reporting that Japanese game developer Spike Chunsoft wants to bring their Attack on Titan game for Nintendo 3DS to North America, no further details have been released. Although the game has recently experienced a sales surge in Japan.
Following the game’s release in Japan on December 5, 2013, Attack on Titan furiously sold 93,000 copies for the 3DS. Demand far outstripped supply, as Spike Chunsoft sent out more copies as fast as possible to appease gamer’s rabid hunger for the game. Failing to meet demand, Attack on Titan fell out of the top sellers for some weeks, until mid-May. Attack on Titan reclaimed a spot in the week’s top sellers by totaling nearly another 4,000 copies in sales, increasing its total sales to almost 300,000. With a renewal of interest and demand like this, not supported by any new episodes or advertising campaigns, Spike Chunsoft can’t find a publishing partner fast enough to get the game over to North America.
Based on the Japanese anime of the same name, the animated series’ popularity has spread feverishly from Japan to the United States, with the program making its North American debut last May 3rd on Adult Swim; the timesharing partner of The Cartoon Network. The broad, generalized plot line has drawn far reaching comparisons from The Walking Dead to Game of Thrones. The futuristic and apocalyptic saga follows the struggles of a group of teenagers living in a walled city whose very existence is continually threatened by a race of humanoid giants, called Titans, who devour the surviving humans at will. The engaging, flawed and non-stereotypical characters, along with the trademark suspenseful episode endings have turned the series into an underground smash success with a cult like following.