I remember chatting about a possible Ghost in the Shell MMO YEARS ago on a Free to Play Cast when Nexon had secured the rights for the popular Stand Alone Complex anime back in 2012. It was originally slated for a 2014 release and, other than that, not many details were ever released about what the game would be.

At G-Star 2014 this past week, Nexon finally dropped new information, including the trailer above. Ghost in the Shell Online will be a MMOFPS and now has a release window of “sometime in 2015” on PCs. From the trailer it looks like players will be able to turn invisible using thermoptic camouflage, share skills between players, and (of course) power armor makes an appearance.

Fans of the series have been chomping at the bit for a Ghost in the Shell MMO of any type for some time now. All that’s let to find out though is exactly how Nexon decides to monetize the game, and how much that model impacts the “free-to-play” experience.

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Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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  1. hovsep56 on November 27, 2014

    its just a lobby based shooter with a gimmick pve mode

  2. Moteca on November 27, 2014

    Love the anime but the game? Since its nexon’s property i wouldn’t expect much out of it. Either very grindy or just simply P2W.

  3. OMGFrogz on November 26, 2014

    Nexon? As long as they don’t implement a lame cash shop where the only way to get permanent weapons and what not is through spending money.

  4. Hellbound Heart on November 26, 2014

    “All that’s let to find out though is exactly how Nexon decides to monetize the game, and how much that model impacts the “free-to-play” experience.”


    Corrected. Next time, proof read mmobomb staff.

  5. LordHikaru on November 25, 2014

    Yay, Toshikomas! lol. Nexon or not I’m going to give this game a spin.

  6. gdfdffg on November 25, 2014

    From a looks of the video its gonna be a Conter-Strike ‘anime’ parody.Not interested>>>

    • Deyirn on November 26, 2014

      You probably don’t know what Ghost in the Shell is, my condolences, the game could’ve been more than that though.

  7. lucas on November 25, 2014

    amazing! 😀

  8. Golde on November 25, 2014

    tis is what you get after combining Blacklight: Retribution with Ghost Recon Phantoms (formerly GRO)

    • Deyirn on November 26, 2014

      What more do you want from an FPS game? Rescuing princesses and casting Fire Ball?

  9. 70calories on November 24, 2014

    just had to be Nexon…. sigh

  10. Toti on November 24, 2014

    Nexon? lol. So it is another garbage pay to win game full witch hackers. No thanks. Also the game it self looks really bad with guns that block half of the screen 1:31 and that pathetc scope where it zooms on the outside also and of course melle is in the game etc. developers = brain dead = fact

  11. Zhao Yun on November 24, 2014

    not a ghost in the shell fan but this looks kinda like ghost recon online(excluding the sharing option) and i really hope it lives up to the hype cause if it does i am seeing myself wasting hours and hours of playing this with or without friends

  12. JohnDoe on November 24, 2014

    Knowing Nexon it will either be a heavily pay to play game, example: Fear Online or filled with hackers, example: Combat Arms

    • KyuZwei on November 25, 2014

      People need to learn that the only branch of Nexon that has horrible p2w aspects is the NA branch, every other branch of Nexon is not nearly as bad, hell the other branches host some of the most successful f2p games on the market right now, and they host them well. It’s not releasing here anytime soon anyhow and if Neople starts self hosting for NA like they already plan on doing for the re-release of DFO it probably won’t even be a problem.

  13. Bic Boi on November 24, 2014

    Hopefully the game ends up being something more than Call of Duty : GitS edition. It’d be a damn shame if something that shallow were produced.

  14. 1manwolfpack on November 24, 2014

    I remember that episode! Welcome back MagicMan

  15. anon on November 24, 2014

    Something legit interesting coming out of nexon? Rare. Hope they don’t ruin it :/

  16. Slammu on November 24, 2014

    HELL YES. We need more games like this, I hope it lives up to the hype.

  17. KhaosDuckie on November 24, 2014

    OMG OMG its really happening *^*