Sign up now to join the battle in this new tactical FPS set in a
Cyberpunk world based on the critically acclaimed Ghost in the Shell:
Stand Alone Complex
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nexon America, Inc. today revealed details for Ghost in the Shell:
Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online (First Assault). In this
tactical team-based shooter, players take on the role of an augmented
soldier fighting terrorists on the streets of a future cyberpunk world.
The online first-person shooter (FPS) game is being developed by Neople
and will be available to PC gamers in 2016. Fans can sign
up now for the chance to be part of the upcoming closed beta tests
beginning Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
Licensed by Nexon from Kodansha Ltd. and Production I.G, Inc., First
Assault is based on Shirow Masamune’s acclaimed manga the Ghost
in the Shell, one of the core originators of the Cyberpunk genre. First
Assault references the anime 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 carry out battle strategies and formations as they choose
from among eight initial characters. Adding a unique layer to the
experience, each of these can be customized with specialized body
augmentations, weapon attachments and enhanced abilities. First
Assault also features “SkillSync,” 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.
Nexon will host beta events to stress test the servers before the next
phase of development. The initial challenge runs from Oct. 1-4, with the
second challenge following shortly after. 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.
To learn more about the beta test dates and rewards, and to stay
up-to-date on the latest news and announcement for First Assault,
join the community today: http://firstassaultgame.com.
View the first trailer here: http://youtu.be/9eEmwrahtVs.
Additional assets, including logo and screenshots, are available here: http://app.box.com/s/zoxzrfxqn880vlx84tmb6ezs7cx5g05p.
About Nexon America, Inc. http://www.nexon.net
Nexon America, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd.
(“Nexon”) (3659.TO) a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games.
Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the
best of online entertainment to the North American audience. The
company’s growing library of titles includes fan-favorites MapleStory,
the classic side-scrolling MMORPG; Vindictus, an
action-packed combat MMO; and Dirty Bomb, Splash Damage’s
multiplayer online first-person shooter, now in open beta on Steam.
Upcoming titles from Nexon America include a first-person shooter based
on the critically acclaimed “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”
IP; LawBreakers, the first title from Cliff Bleszinski and Arjan
Brussee’s studio Boss Key Productions; and unannounced titles from both
United Front Games and Dallas Dickinson’s newly-founded QC Games.
Copyright © 2015 NEOPLE INC. & NEXON America Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Based on the manga “The Ghost in the Shell” by Shirow Masamune
originally serialized in the Weekly Young Magazine published by KODANSHA
LTD. ©Shirow Masamune・Production I.G/KODANSHA All Rights Reserved
Nexon America, Inc.
Racheal Caswell, 323-841-6595