[Steam page] Nexon America and Neople today announced an Early Access program for their first-person shooter Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online (First Assault) will begin Monday, 14 December on Steam and the Nexon Launcher. Do note that only selected regions and countries, which you can find here, have access to the game. The rest are unfortunately IP-blocked.
Players will get to dive beyond humanity as they upgrade and augment themselves into walking weapons in this tactical shooter, where coordinating calculated attacks, hacking enemy weaponry and utilizing SkillSync to share cyberskills holds the key to success. For the chance to be a part of the Early Access program or later beta tests, players from eligible regions can sign up here right now.
In First Assault, players will join Section 9, an elite force of cybernetically enhanced operatives responsible for protecting society and fighting cyber terrorists on the streets of a futuristic Japan. Licensed from “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”, First Assault takes place in a world in where society has embraced technology, leaving themselves vulnerable to malicious super-hackers.
Players who join the Early Access program for First Assault can fight as one of several distinctive operatives, each with a unique cyberskill ranging from heat-seeking drones and deployable turrets, to therm-optic camouflage and infra-red vision. Fans of “Ghost in the Shell” will recognize characters from the Stand Alone Complex anime, including Major Motoko Kusanagi, Batou and Togusa.
The Early Access Packs for First Assault provide players immediate access to the game on or after 14 December, through a variety of options containing exclusive content, including:
Recruit Early Access Pack – $4.99
Provides beta access and exclusive MP-V5A Rare Tachikoma Weapon Skin. Available on Steam and the Nexon Launcher. (Value: $5.99)
Operative Early Access Pack – $9.99
Provides same content as Recruit pack, plus exclusive M4A1 Rare Tachikoma Weapon Skin and 2 100,000GP coupons* (in-game currency). Available exclusively on Steam. (Value: $19.99)
Specialist Early Access Pack – $14.99
Provides same content as Operative pack, plus 1 character unlock coupon and exclusive L118A-S1B Rare Tachikoma Weapon Skin. Available exclusively on Steam. (Value: $35.98)
Elite Early Access Pack – $29.99
Provides same content as Specialist pack, plus 1 character unlock coupon (total of 2), exclusive Motoko Rare Character Skin and 2 500,000GP coupons* (800,000 more than Operative and Specialist packs). Available on Steam and the Nexon Launcher. (Value: $83.94)