Nexon's next FPS addition to it's free-to-play games portfolio got a date for the upcoming Closed Beta test. Ghost in the Shell Online will be debuting as First Assault in US, EU, Latin America, New Zealand and Australia first and players can now sign up for the beta which is slated to kick off on Oct. 1, 2015.
The free-to-play shooter comes in the same look & feel of the anime series Ghost in the Shell Online: STAND ALONE COMPLEX, which is set in a future cyberpunk world. First Assault will be the new game title, abbreviating Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online.
First Assault references the anime source material while advancing the dark near-future universe and bringing it to a frenetic but tactical first-person shooter game environment, allowing players to choose one of eight original characters, including the officers Major Motoko Kusanagi, Batou and Tagusa. Each character, representing an elite soldier with superhuman powers, has exclusive attributes that can be upgraded. Adding a unique layer to the experience, weapon, special abilities and body augmentations can be customized too.
First Assault also features "SkillSync", a skill-sharing system allowing players to share cyber-abilities with their teammates in combat.
The first CBT is set to begin on October 1st and will end on Oct 4th. Players can sign up now at the official site.
Expect frenetic, action-packed gameplay and stay tuned for more news!
Ghost in the Shell Online: SAC First Assault - Official Trailer