Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex to haunt European PS2s in 2005
Action and multiplater mayhem await.
Bandai's newest action title Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is set to hit shelves in Europe in March 2005, following the Japanese release by a year. Bandai is set to publish it while Atari Europe SASU handles the distribution.
Based on the popular anime series, Stand Alone Complex is a third person action shooter which allows gamers to assume the role of one of three main characters: Officer Bateau, Major Motoko Kusanagi, or the Tachikoma spider tank. Sent to dismantle an illegal terrorits weapons trade, Kusanagi and Bateau uncover a sinister plot that looms larger than they ever thought possible.
A key dynamic to the gameplay is the ability to hack into and control the minds of your enemies. This unique feature lets you turn their own firepower against them, leaving your character safely out of harm's way. Players will tackle twelve missions, using fifteen types of weapons and there are multiple secrets to be unlocked by completing the game. Four player split screen deathmatch and cooperative multiplayer modes means you'll be playing for quite some time.
To ease your pain while you wait for the European release of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, the series will become available on DVD in the next few months. Stay tuned for our upcoming preview later this week.