Ghost in the Shell Online scheduled for early 2014

Upcoming MMO shooter based on anime franchise to be developed by Dungeon Fighter Online team.

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Nexon announced the launch schedule for the upcoming MMO shooter Ghost in The Shell online for Japan.

Players can go on a shooting spree with Major Kusanagi and Batou online in 2014.

According to a Nexon press event held in Japan, the PC game will be out within the first half of 2014. The MMO shooter will allow players a choice between two factions: the cyber terrorists or Section 9, and character customization that determines how mechanized an avatar can be.

Players can also hack terminals and objects to change up the battlefield and even help teammates during PvE and PvP matches. Narrative-wise, the game will use elements from the anime 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 developed by Neople, the same team behind online MMO Dungeon Fighter Online. There are currently no details on whether the game will be localized or published outside of Japan.

Discussion

108 comments
DigiRave
DigiRave

after seeing gits arise, i knew something like this had to be on the way.

itchyflop
itchyflop

fond memories of the ps1 ghost in a shell , i really enjoyed that. I hope this ones as good

MaskRisen
MaskRisen

I'm pretty sure this will make it's way over to the west in a few years.. There is a huge potential market for this game. I just hope that they do the series some justice and not leave it a shallow, generic shell.

archangel_600
archangel_600

Hmmm, a cyberpunk mmo? Interesting concept but I'm not going to hold my breath. Loved both gigs of the series, and still waiting on the 3rd gig but if this ends up actually turning out to be a mmo I will most likely pass.

Elrax
Elrax

I don't see how it can be an MMO, if anything it should be done in a similar manner as Deus Ex

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

GITS was awesome, its weird seeing an announcement for a new game all these years later, shame its an mmo.

sfkm2
sfkm2

*cries* Why! I like the series but why that choice? *cries*

kakashi552
kakashi552

i loved GITS because of all the thinking it made me do, with the deep story and all...but i feel that an FPS is the LAST thing that'll make you think about anything. i haven't tried the games for ps2, though, so i can't exactly say.

it does look a lot like they just picked GITS because of how easily they could make it into an interesting video game concept

starduke
starduke

I love GITS. However, I am leery of any MMO. So, part of me is like, yay, a GITS game, I hole they localize it for US. And another part is like, Darn it, why'd it have to be a MMO!

Takeno456
Takeno456

Awesome show. Too bad the game will be Japan only.

LesserAngel
LesserAngel

I'm not sure if 'MMO' is the right description, I'm guessing it's going to be a Free to play shooter. As for whether it's going to be any good or not, I have no idea. It'll probably be decent, but nothing spectacular. I'm personally looking forward to it.

gavino411
gavino411

for japan? noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Bregzeinkul
Bregzeinkul

Way to ruin a franchise.

Well, at least they are not the first to do so.

snova9308
snova9308

an mmo? right... that will work

chun-IDGAF-li
chun-IDGAF-li

FUUUUCK YEAH, BABY!! I GUESS MY LIFE'S GOT A PURPOSE AGAIN AFTER LOOSING MGO!

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

As a fan of the anime/manga series i'm skeptical about turning Ghost in the shell into an MMO. And also the only game from Nexon i currently play now and then is Dungeon Fighter online..

personally i wouldn't mind if there was a ghost in the shell game made for current gen consoles (if i remember right there was one on the ps1 i think). and only if the game was an action game and had players perform hacking skills to solve crimes and whatnot. but that's just my opinion.

Branmuffin316
Branmuffin316

How about getting a dev that makes good games?

XZeroKPS
XZeroKPS

I don't trust Nexon with shooters... Vindictus was really the only game of theirs I liked, but they took so long to keep pushing out content so I stopped playing early on..

aryanbrar
aryanbrar

One of the best SciFi anime gonna be ruined now thanks to this mmo. Worse its made by Nixon, the makes of infamous pay to win shooter combat arms. 

psuedospike
psuedospike

There is no way this game won't be scrapped before release!

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

I'm both interested and not interested in regards to this.

Interested because it's Ghost in the Shell, but not interested because it's an MMO. This is gonna be fun......

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

And by MMO shooter they mean a persistent character with a server-wide chat room and 16-player game rooms... right?

Imperiusmax
Imperiusmax

Why must everything be a goddamn MMO?


cdog21
cdog21

I wonder if you'll be allowed to romance The Major?

shadowboy88
shadowboy88

Dear God the art is amazing....must be a korean

fourclawrider
fourclawrider

ahh, GITS...the sci fi that inspired( read was ripped off by) countless other recent sci fi brands. Never really got the cedit it deserved or a proper game to honor it. Probably wont in 2014 either...

And I'm still hoping for a GITSSAC 3rd gig.

DigiRave
DigiRave

@itchyflop PS1? Everything looked like complete shit. If I were going to remember anything it would be the one for PS2..

LesserAngel
LesserAngel

@Elrax I don't think the term MMO is accurate, It's probably just gonna be a Free To Play online FPS. Nowhere in Nexon's press-release does it say 'MMO', I have no idea why Gamespot put that in there. Think along the lines of Combat Arms or Blacklight: Retribution, or Dust 514 at most.

voljin1987
voljin1987

@kakashi552 I am gonna go completely off-topic here.. but if u liked GITS (my fav too) then you should watch dennou coil and serial experiments lain

LesserAngel
LesserAngel

Notable is the specific description as a FPS, (not just 'shooter') and says will be expected to launched WORLDWIDE in early 2014.

LesserAngel
LesserAngel

@Takeno456 It'll probably be a digital title like every other Nexon game, so you'll probably still be able to get it, maybe not understand it though.

aryanbrar
aryanbrar

@LesserAngel 

problem is  not that it'll be average, heck i love GITS and will buy any game for it. problem is firstly it'll be a free to play like you said and secondly its nexon. nexon is know for  BS  pay to win schemes in their games.

EG: you probably start of as a grunt recruit cyborg section 9 agent, but by paying 75 bucks you can play as batou who has better health regen, attacking and defensive abilities. 

keldarironfist
keldarironfist

@Ranma_X_basic I would rather not have one of my favorite anime franchises raped by becoming some god awful MMO (the worst kind of game there is).

LesserAngel
LesserAngel

@XZeroKPS Combat Arms is actually decent, if it wasn't for the pay to win aspects.

M-S-M-S
M-S-M-S

@Imperiusmax That's what I was thinking. I was hoping to see a single-player game, set in this great universe... But no...

Well, maybe in the future. Oh, and a Cowboy Bebop themed, mature game could be nice too...

Imperiusmax
Imperiusmax

@shadowboy88 Get bent, its a Japanese series and the original artwork was amazing as was the art in the Tv series.

deltamirage
deltamirage

@keldarironfist @Ranma_X_basic Not just an MMO. If it's by Nexon it's gonna be a F2P MMO, and most F2P MMO's are god awful money sinks. DBO and Digimon Masters come to mind IMMEDIATELY.

XZeroKPS
XZeroKPS

@LesserAngel I feel like that's a pretty large "if" then there's also the large number of cheaters that are running around.

I'd rather play a CS, TF2, or CoD (I used to play AVA -- that was really good when it came out).

leimonides
leimonides

@M-S-M-S @Imperiusmax Cowboy Bebop; now that would be an interesting universe for a game, with the right care and attention.

LesserAngel
LesserAngel

@XZeroKPS @LesserAngel At this point, I'll take what I can get. Also, since it's the studio that did dungeon fighter (which arguably one of Nexon's BETTER games) it might stand a chance of being not-horrible.