Ghost In The Shell Online To Shutter Japanese Servers

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor August 11, 2017
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Ghost In the Shell: First Assault will no longer be supporting servers in Japan after November 29. Nexon announced the closure giving no specific reason for it -- although you're welcome to make some guesses.

The decision to close the server might come as a bit of a surprise to some, considering that Ghost in the Shell is a long-loved Japanese IP. But, as we all know, sometimes series popularity isn't enough.

For Western players, the game is still chugging along. So GitS fans can at least take comfort in that.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (6)

poke 5 years ago
Something something Nexon, something something cash shop.

NothingIsTrue 5 years ago
Affirmative they just tighten the knot around their neck and majority of the player base hated the renewal update. So game over for First assault

SAD 5 years ago
Sad how this won't be available in japan. This game seems like it should be available in japan at least. But After what Nexon been doing to First assault ghost in the shell online I've lost interest to it. Not because they closed the japanese servers. But Nexon just ruined the game in general.

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Curst 5 years ago
Eastern Europe and Russia still can't play this in any legal way. We're never "Western" enough for Nexon. ;( Maybe that shouldn't make me sad judging by the reception this game is getting, but it still does...

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