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.

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. 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.

  2. 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 😛

  3. 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!!!!!

  4. 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.

    • 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.

  5. 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.

    • 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.

  6. 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……

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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 ;(

  15. 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.

    • Okofire, Check out
      Deadman Wonderland
      Mirai Nikki
      Code Geass
      Hunter x Hunter
      Fairy Tail
      One Piece

      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 😀


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