Take to the Streets of a Futuristic Japan as Elite Section 9
Operatives in New FPS; Early Access Program Begins Next Week
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nexon America and Neople today announced an Early Access program for
their first-person shooter Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex –
First Assault Online (First Assault) will begin Monday, Dec. 14 on
Steam and the Nexon Launcher. Players will get to dive beyond humanity
as they upgrade and augment themselves into walking weapons in this
gripping tactical shooter, where coordinating calculated attacks,
hacking enemy weaponry and utilizing SkillSync to share cyberskills
holds the key to success. For the chance to be a part of the Early
Access program or later beta tests, players can sign up at www.FirstAssaultGame.com.
Or, for immediate access when the game goes live next week, Nexon
America is now offering a selection of Early Access Packs for purchase,
which include exclusive in-game content.
Neople is looking to fans who join the beta at this phase to test
content and help shape the game. The development team will make
themselves available to players throughout the Early Access program, and
will leverage community feedback and suggestions as First Assault evolves.
“First Assault is truly a passion project for us at Neople – so
many of our team are fans of ‘The Ghost in the Shell’ franchise, and
we’ve wanted to create a game like this for some time,” said Jung Eik
Choi, lead director, Neople. “We want First Assault to appeal to
longtime fans of the Stand Alone Complex anime as much as to FPS
fans looking for a new sci-fi game experience, and we’re working hard to
develop elements to engage both audiences.”
In First Assault, players will join Section 9, an elite force of
cybernetically enhanced combat operatives responsible for protecting
society and fighting cyber terrorists on the neon-drenched streets of a
futuristic Japan. Licensed from “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone
Complex”, the critically acclaimed series based on Shirow Masamune’s
original comic “The Ghost in the Shell”©, one of the core originators of
the Cyberpunk genre, First Assault takes place in a world in
which society has embraced new technology, leaving themselves vulnerable
to malicious super-hackers.
Players who join the Early Access program for First Assault can
fight as one of several distinctive operatives, each with a unique
cyberskill ranging from heat-seeking drones and deployable turrets, to
therm-optic camouflage and infra-red vision. Fans of “The Ghost in the
Shell” franchise will recognize characters from the Stand Alone
Complex anime, including Major Motoko Kusanagi, Batou and Togusa,
all playable in the game. Players can share their unique cyberskill
technologies with fellow Section 9 operatives, systematically deploying
crippling strikes that evolve the tactical shooter experience.
The Early Access Packs for First Assault provide players
immediate access to the game on or after Dec. 14, through a variety of
options containing exclusive content, including:
- Recruit Early Access Pack – $4.99
Provides beta access and exclusive MP-V5A Rare Tachikoma Weapon Skin.
Available on Steam and the Nexon Launcher. (Value: $5.99)
- Operative Early Access Pack – $9.99
Provides same content as Recruit pack, plus exclusive M4A1 Rare
Tachikoma Weapon Skin and 2 100,000GP coupons* (in-game currency).
Available exclusively on Steam. (Value: $19.99)
- Specialist Early Access Pack – $14.99
Provides same content as Operative pack, plus 1 character unlock coupon
and exclusive L118A-S1B Rare Tachikoma Weapon Skin. Available
exclusively on Steam. (Value: $35.98)
- Elite Early Access Pack – $29.99
Provides same content as Specialist pack, plus 1 character unlock coupon
(total of 2), exclusive Motoko Rare Character Skin and 2 500,000GP
coupons* (800,000 more than Operative and Specialist packs). Available
on Steam and the Nexon Launcher. (Value: $83.94)
*One GP coupon will be available upon purchase, and the second GP coupon
will be added to your account at Open Beta.
Assets for First Assault, including logos, screenshots and video,
are available on Google
Other upcoming games from Nexon America include LawBreakers, the
first game from Cliff Bleszinski and Arjan Brussee’s Boss Key
Productions, and an unannounced title from Dallas Dickinson’s QC Games.
Nexon America is currently hiring to support these and other upcoming
projects. Interested candidates can view a list of open positions here: http://www.nexon.net/corporate/careers/open-positions/.
About Neople: http://www.neople.co.kr/neople/en/
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 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 First Assault, a first-person shooter based
on the critically acclaimed “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”
IP; LawBreakers, the first title from Cliff Bleszinski’s studio
Boss Key Productions; and an unannounced title from QC Games.
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Based on the manga “The Ghost in the Shell” by Shirow Masamune
originally serialized in the Weekly Young Magazine published by KODANSHA
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Racheal Caswell, 323-841-6595