Ghost in the Shell: First Assault Online Launches Open Beta Tomorrow

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FIRST ASSAULT BLASTS OUT OF EARLY ACCESS INTO FREE-TO- PLAY OPEN BETA ON JULY 28

Join Major Kusanagi and Section 9 as you take to the streets of a futuristic Japan in squad-based FPS inspired by “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”

Beginning this week, players in Australia, New Zealand, North America, Latin America, Europe, and other supported regions* can join Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online (First Assault) for free on Windows PC via Steam or the Nexon Global Platform.

Ghost in the Shell: First Assault Online

The online squad-based first-person shooter is nearing the end of its paid Early Access phase and will enter a free-to-play open beta on Thursday, July 28.

Ghost in the shell trailer
In First Assault, society has embraced new technology, leaving themselves vulnerable to malicious super-hackers.

From initial impressions, First Assault Online appears to be a crossing of Deus Ex with the fast paced shooter mechanics of Call of Duty’s multiplayer. Fans of the original Ghost in the Shell anime who are looking for a deeper story may come away disappointed.

Neople has been tweaking the game and implementing feedback from fans throughout Early Access. It will be interesting to see how First Assault continues to change as a wider audience gains access.

Ghost in the shell

Players joining this week can take part in the “Major Reflection” in-game event for a chance to win signature skins and other rewards.

As a member of Section 9, First Assault players are part of an elite force of cybernetically enhanced combat operatives tasked with protecting society and fighting terrorists on the bleak streets of a futuristic Japan.

Ghost in the shell online beta
Deliver the first assault by coordinating strategic attacks, hacking enemy weaponry and utilizing SkillSync to link-up and share cyber skills with your allies.

Section 9 Operatives

Currently featuring eight distinct operatives to choose from, each with their own unique cyber-skills, and three modes to play across several futuristic locations in the Early Access release.

Neople and Nexon America also announced a new update for the game will come with open beta.

This update will introduce a new original operative, an innovative mode inspired by the classic “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex” series that brings a new hacking element into the game, new systems and optimisations based on feedback from Early Access and more.

Check out the trailer for First Assault below.

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*Full list of supported regions can be found here.

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