Nexon recently acquired the rights to the popular Manga/Anime series Ghost in the Shell. Not one to waste time, the publisher has announced their first title using the license. What genre you may ask? FPS. The FPS, which has a tentative name of ‘Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX’ is being touted as a game featuring “fierce hacking battles between cyborgs fighting over strategic resources”. Nexon says the game will also incorporate cyberization and various other concepts that are present in the original work along with “new” diverse content such as a cooperative battle mode, which I am not sure could actually be called “new” except in reference to a game we still know really nothing about.

To be perfectly honest, “fierce battles over strategic resources” sounds like another term for the common FPS domination mode and cyberization, while cool sounding, makes me think of nothing more then the standard customization features present in practically every new FPS these days. I mean look how similar the words even are! Whether or not this is just a lot of early PR spin remains to be seen. We literally have over a year before release so it’s unfair to judge the game based on a small PR blip. Keep in mind Nexon is just the publisher. The game is being developed by NeoPle, the developers most famous for Dungeon Fighter Online.

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  1. itgrowls on February 26, 2013

    a little scared about nexon taking this one they certainly didn’t help GW2

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  2. Hero on February 19, 2013

    Interesting concept but i feel it has been done before i actually disaagree that it would be a better mmorpg maybe I’m wrong but i think they could’ve done a different approach.And am i the only one who has never heard of Ghost in the Shell… And i watch ALOT of anime, not the mainstream ones though.

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  3. Cpt Pudding on February 16, 2013

    just don’t let Bandai namco try to make it lol XD

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  4. Maki711 on February 15, 2013

    OMG !!!!!!!
    i love Ghost in the Shell !!!!!!!!! Count me 100% for the game !

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  5. ZhaoYun on February 15, 2013

    speaking of anime they gotta make an actual good one piece mmo not like that bullshit pirate king or pockie pirates anyways

    for this game i am kinda holding back cause its nexon but then again i got hope cause NeoPle is mentioned in the article i do believe “annoucing” this game that soon is really bad but oh well we will see how this game ends up i just hope fans of this anime(which i dont watch)arent dissapointed in the end gl to all ghost in the shell fans and patience :P

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  6. Andyguy123 on February 15, 2013

    SWORD ART ONLINE, needs to be made :L

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  7. rupert on February 15, 2013

    Wanna see some elfen lied fps, or a higurashi mmorpg would be for the win :P

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  8. Submaze on February 15, 2013

    VIVA LA Futurama, Family Guy & Southpark!!!!!!!!!!! F*** ANIME, im not american I’m from Europe, Georgia, TBILISI. and I hate ANIME, f***in pokemons and sh** love world of warcraft and hate AION and Linage.. mmo where boobs are bigger than swords and shelds and bodies are small and heads are huge f*** that… hate anime hate hate hate!!!!!

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    • anti-sub on February 15, 2013

      We obviously have a troll here…..yeah i know -.-

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  9. Creeksense on February 15, 2013

    Getting us hyped over this is waaaaaaaaay to early, why not judge it when theres some gameplay seen at least and yet ppl are being Bit*** just because they look at Nexon the publisher instead of the developers Neople which they have done a great job with DFO. Good times.
    All those people complaining about Nexon or Anime please for the Love of God Shut Up!
    All I can hope that Neople can make this game as good as its anime counterpart, because GITS is an awesome anime.

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    • LordHikaru on February 20, 2013

      Lets be honest, Nexon doesn’t have a very good track record among most the community. As far as the game goes, a little part of me hopes the game turns out good, that little bit of me will hold that ground. But when I honestly think about it, I can see this going bad and as things get released that could possibly change. I love the anime series and loved the movies, but I’ll treat this like I treat video games going into movies and vise versa.

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  10. Sanitus on February 14, 2013

    If anyone wants a true Ghost in the Shell inspired shooter, look for “NeoTokyo”. It’s a multiplayer source mod with a small but tight knit community.

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    • Creeksense on February 15, 2013

      If this game is at all following like NeoTokyo then its seriously going to be awesome since GITS is a complicated tactics game which is hard for me but still awesome.

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  11. LordHikaru on February 14, 2013

    I’m honestly not holding much hope in this being good.. I’m just not(which is really rare for me). Will have to wait and see……

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  12. DesertFox on February 14, 2013

    Stopped reading after Nexon. They are the most inca

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  13. Juggggernaut on February 14, 2013

    I regret that the rights to the work of The Ghost And Shell have fallen in the hands of NEXON. And at first put the title as a FPS only affirms my fear.

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  14. chicken on February 14, 2013

    Thank GOD it’s not a sidescroller, amirite?

    I can imagine a few better implementations: A PSO type game (which they already kind of have with DragonNest) where you form a squad and do epic instanced missions all the time.
    A persistent world mmo with various classes (full prosthetics, part-prosthetics, full human each with their own set of skills) but having it action based similar to Tera or Fallout.
    They could have an FPS akin to Counterstrike (Section 9 vs Hackers) but with special abilities like invisibility, taking over someone elses body, etc.
    Make it full PVP, like APB or Planetside, where really your main objective is to take out the opposing force but add in other objectives like territory control (maybe having Sector 9 vs the Resistance) or specific missions that bring the two forces against each other.

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  15. Yuri on February 14, 2013

    why nexon?! almost all their games are P2W (Pay2Win)!! and im betting my money on this game being the same -.-

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  16. LightOneLife on February 14, 2013

    well i hope its a TPS. i say that because usually people reffer to FPS/TPS as a singular genre, which is what is present here ‘FPS’ but i am hoping i get to see the character atleast, or i am also out

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  17. Gamer on February 14, 2013

    Well, a FPS…
    I’m out then. I mean FPS are good for a short-while… but then it has no meaning after that.
    Just look at their Combat Arms game, it’s slowly dying away…

    Would’ve been better if it was an MMORPG (and a good one I mean)
    Maybe it could combine FPS and MMORPG!

    So like, going around with guns, travelling the world, and defeating enemies!

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  18. dagudman on February 14, 2013

    If this game is bad, I am just going to ignore it, Ghost in a Shell is too good for a crappy game, if it is bad it should not be associated with the series.

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  19. Cacalips on February 14, 2013

    Keep in mind that Nexon is just the publisher…well that is all they ever are and should not be. UGhhh. I am going to program myself to pretend this never exists. I don’t always collect anime, but when I do, Ghost in the Shell is in there. And this cannot ruin it for me!

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  20. RenTheRose on February 14, 2013

    lets get off the topic of anime i watched the anime its a smart and well thought out i can eazly see this being use for a first person shooter looking at the anime their were over 30 types of weapons used and their a 17 miltery vehicles so yes i see a good amout of stuff in it they can use but you cant even use the anime to judge the game or how its going to turn out all we know now is that it has a domination and mybe cybersation theme but rilly i dont think their any news here beside its comeing out in 1 year and i bet thats not a solid set deadline. so all in all ill keep an eye on it but please leave the anime flameing out of the gameing site.

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  21. kaiserjulio3 on February 14, 2013

    to submaze!!! If you dont like just dont comment and bye the way naruto is not chinese is japonese and the others who speak shi… about anime go watch futurama or some american shi… cartoons ;(

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  22. Okofire on February 14, 2013

    Well hentai animes are good. But i watched all good ones. :/. Now all what is left is Naruto which i currently watch. :S
    We need more GOOD ANIMES.

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    • OMGFrogz on February 14, 2013

      Pervert :O
      An MMORPG would be better though…Or at least a persistent world…….Not just a flat shooter….>_>

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    • Anon on February 14, 2013

      Okofire, Check out
      Deadman Wonderland
      Mirai Nikki
      Magi
      Code Geass
      Hunter x Hunter
      Jormungand
      Fairy Tail
      Gintama
      One Piece
      Psycho-pass

      And as for Kaiser, Futurama, Family guy and southpark are all awesome. Don’t be a hater :)

      As for the game itself, it’s actually the first shooter I’ve been remotely interested in. Shooters are basically all the same, just different engines and names.
      This one might be different though :D

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  23. siogeth on February 14, 2013

    lol looks like a casual shooter -_-

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  24. Submaze on February 14, 2013

    next anime shit…. F*** ANIME i cant see those naruto chinese faces!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 99% games is ANIME

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    • Samuraii on February 14, 2013

      why don’t get off internet then? back to your xbox :)

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    • ummyou'rewrong on February 14, 2013

      Anime is Japanese get your facts straight

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    • nekodeus on February 14, 2013

      Naruto sucks, how about trying some good anime instead? lol

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      • Kai on February 14, 2013

        How does Naruto suck lol

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        • Hallelujah on February 14, 2013

          You and Submaze are both idiots.

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        • zaku1233 on February 14, 2013

          watch other anime and u will understand

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          • johanxshinigami on February 15, 2013

            Naruto, sucks. Naruto Shippuden does not suck. Bleach was decent, to many fillers imo. Death note was awesome. I think that’s the big main stream animes out of the way.

            Now go look up this anime, watch the entire thing and bow down before me for introducing you after. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_(manga) or just read the manga. Both are very good but i enjoy the anime version more.

            Oh also FMA and FMA brotherhood both rock, though brotherhood more so since it follows the manga so well.

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    • Gamer on February 14, 2013

      Ugh who does this child think he is?
      Racist and swearing?

      I doubt he can say that in real life, stupid kids always have to harass over the internet.

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  25. Allacore666 on February 14, 2013

    mounted…but i think this game would be better if it was an mmorpg

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    • hovsep56 on February 14, 2013

      i agree i just know that this game will be one of those FPS that we always get

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