Anime shooter First Assault will end its Early Access phase on Steam the next days and Nexon invites everyone based in both Americas, Europe and Australia to the free-to-play Open Beta which is slated to start on July 28.
The FPS had been in Early Access phase since December last year and is now ready to be introduced to a wider audience, as developer Neople added and improved content. The update will introduce also a new game mode (operative) which was inspired the original anime series Ghost in the Shell Online: STAND ALONE COMPLEX. According to Nexon there will be new systems and optimizations that are based on players feedback. This also includes a revamped chipset system that allows more customization options for special attributes.
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 of Section 9 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.
There will be plenty of content updates in the future.
The free-to-play Open Beta kicks off this Thursday and can be download at the official site or on Steam.
First Assault - Official Gameplay Trailer