Attack on Titan 2 Gets New Screenshots Showing New Characters and Gameplay Mechanics

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Koei Tecmo released a new batch of screenshots and artwork of the upcoming action game Attack on Titan 2.

First of all, we get the reveal of a few new playable characters that fan of the manga and anime will probably recognize.

Hange Zoe

A Section Commander of the Scout Regiment. Hange acts as Erwin’s advisor due to her high intelligence and excellent combat skills. However, her interest in capturing and researching Titans often leads her to disagreements with Erwin. Although she is normally a talented commander, her interest in Titans occasionally runs wild causing much concern for Hange’s right-hand subordinate, Moblit.

Erwin Smith

The Commander of the Scout Regiment. His strong leadership skills has brought together the highly idiosyncratic members of the Regiment. However, he is also prepared to make any heartless decision necessary to bring humanity one step closer to victory. With this goal in mind, he designed the long-distance enemy scouting formation to increase the survival rate of Expeditions which he makes use of to lay the groundwork for retaking Wall Maria.


A soldier of the Garrison Regiment with a taste for alcohol. He once saved young Eren and Mikasa during the Colossal Titan’s attack on Shiganshina Distict but was overcame with fear of the Titans that he could not save Eren’s mother, Caria. Following the attack, he eventually became a captain of the Engineering Corps in the Trost District.

Ian Dietrich

A soldier of the Garrison Regiment who serves as the leader of its Elite Squad. His exceptional combat skills and capacity to make sound judgements earned him Commander Pyxis’ confidence.

Rico Brzenska

A soldier of the Garrison Regiment and a member of its Elite Squad along with Ian and Mitabi. Rationale to a fault, she is capable of making cold-hearted decisions if the situation called for it.

Mitabi Jarnach

A soldier of the Garrison Regiment and a member of its Elite Squad along with Ian and Rico. Although he typically has a foul mouth, his strong sense of responsibility is second to none.

Of these, only Hange and Erwin were playable in the previous game of the series, the other four are fully new entries.

On top of this, we also get to see several new gameplay mechanics. Different characters have different “Buddy Actions” that you can use. When you see an icon over their head, you can activate it and take advantage of their unique skills. Each buddy action has a cooldown before it can be used again.

The Hook Drive is a maneuver that you can execute when you just barely air jump before a titan hits you. You can follow-up with a powerful finisher if successful.

The new telescope lets you unleash a devastating Sneak Attack. You need to aim at a titan carefully through the telescope, and as soon as it’s locked, you can press the attack button to jump towards the target and deliver a powerful blow.

If you stay too much in a titan’s field of view, you will gradually fill its caution gauge. Once it’s full, you’ll trigger the Danger Zone effect, that will make the enemy much more aggressive and dangerous.

New weapons will also be available in the field, including cannon batteries and restraining guns that can trap certain titans.

You can find the screenshots in the gallery below. If you want to see more, you can enjoy a recent gameplay trailerthe first gameplay and more which we filmed off the screen of a demo station at Paris Games Week. We also heard from Producer Hisashi Koinuma himself why the game is being ported to the Nintendo Switch.

Attack on Titan 2 will release in March 2018 worldwide, with no actual date set for now. It’ll come for PS4, PS Vita, Switch and Steam in Japan, while the western market will skip PS Vita, and get an Xbox One version instead.

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