Really Cool Attack on Titan Tributes, Swag and Games
So, I think it’s safe to say that this past year in anime has been ridiculously exciting. Attack on Titan has proved to be this year’s most epic release to date. It’s had the most cosplayers, and introduced more new anime watchers than anything else I’m aware of. It gives us indie anime producers a peak into what it might be like to have an anime series blockbuster.
Amidst dominating the past two seasons of anime, there have been some cool tributes, swag, and multiple games announced:
Tributes – A Sandy Armored Titan
. This beautiful piece of sand art was created by Toshihiko Hosaka, a sculptor with some SICK work, and obviously a patron of new anime.
Swag – Interactive Titan T-shirt
I normally turn my t-shirts inside out to make myself look like a ninja (and then proceed to Tee-Pee my enemies). This t-shirt flips that idea on its head, by actually printing graphics on the inside of the tee! If you put this tee over your head, you too will become a Titan (like a certain person we know from the series). My favorite part of this merch is the perfect imitation of tendons and muscles that show up when you put the t-shirt over your face. Honestly, genius.
Swag – Interactive Coffee Mug
Okay, not entirely interactive. But if you place your head closer to the table, then the titan will actually hide from you! Word to “field of vision”. Still a really innovative idea. Attack on Titan’s marketing and merch team is really turning the game inside out (pun intended)!
AoTTG Demo (Web Game)
Built on the Unity engine, some really clever guys over at Fenglee created a flash game that is sure to trigger some nostalgia from the series. It hit me just the other day; I realized the concept for killing titans is actually perfect for a new video game approach. It’s Spiderman + Naked Giants (huge plus, right?) + what kind of feels like NES Zelda. I don’t know, give it a try and let me know if you like it.
Attack on Titan Second Life Mod
Remember Second Life? Some genius gamers modded and recreated everything they could from the series and you can actually play the demo. There’s a free demo available at Kohime’s store, so all you have to do is download Second Life, sign up for a free account, and do a search for “Edelweiss”.
I’ve attached a video and a link for you to check it out. Check out more on Kotaku.
Official 3DS Video Game Announced
This is what I am truly excited about. An official release of Attack on Titan on the consoles, and it looks like 3DS is up first. After going to Anime Expo this year, it’s obvious the anime demographic heavily favors the Nintendo 3DS 10:1 (stat pulled out of my butt) to every other mobile device, iPhone included. Dare I say this will be the first anime game I’d be willing to purchase since Ninja Storm 3? It might rabbit, it might. Sources have confirmed that Spike Chunsoft is now working on releasing the new game to Japan this year. We’ll keep tabs on the news for you, so keep coming back for more updates!