The second Attack on Titan game in three years, Attack on Titan 2 continues the adaptation of Hajime Isayama's overwhelmingly popular manga series, now bringing it to multiple platforms and audiences. Making the series' first appearance on the Switch, Attack on Titan 2 adapts the Female Titan arc for the first time, as well as the Clash of the Titans arc. Boasting the inclusion of co-operative multiplayer through the story, as well as the ability to create your own character, Attack on Titan 2 is looking to make great strides over its predecessor.
Developed by longtime Warriors maker Omega Force, along with returning publisher Koei Tecmo, Omega Force has worked on improving the user experience, as well as making the game accessible to new players. For that reason, they've included much of the story from the first game, while keeping the gameplay and setting intact. Instead, as you're now playing from the perspective of a new character to the franchise, the story is oriented around your exploits, from the training class all the way up to the Scout Regiment. With the mobility options afforded by the omni-directional gear, players zip through forests and city streets with gas-powered grappling hooks, using those same tools to take down the Titans.
The first Attack on Titan was lauded for capturing the feel and action of the anime, while still providing a new perspective on the material. Featuring high-flying action and copious amounts of gore, you were tasked with slaying Titans by the dozens, all in the name of protecting humanity. While it was criticized for a lengthy epilogue that offered no new story content, only endless grinding, Omega Force has been listening to feedback. Now, with the story structure revamped and giving more freedom to players, Attack on Titan 2 has all the makings of a competent sequel.