What do you get when you mix Ghost in the Shell, AKIRA, and Counter-Strike?
The answer is “NeoTokyo

My friend John had told me about an awesome trailer that he had seen this morning.  After watching it tonight I just wanted to share it with everyone else.

NEOTOKYO is a first person shooter that provides a visceral & realistic combat experience in a rich futuristic setting. It is greatly influenced by our admiration for Masamune Shirow (GHOST IN THE SHELL) and Katsuhiro Otomo (AKIRA), and has been in production since October 2004.

What I really like about the trailer is the “Ghost in the Shell” theme.  You can even see a Tachikoma at the end of the trailer!

Imagine kicking ass, just like the major… soon you’ll be able to.

The story of NeoTokyo

NEOTOKYO takes place about 30-40 years from now in a Japan that has drifted into social/political strife due to the inevitable stresses that come from changing times. The Japanese government is grappling with intensified external (Asia geopolitics) and internal (economic/social) problems, and there is mounting pressure from within Japan to return to the days when it exerted influence through military power and strength. A failed legislative push to alter the Japanese Constitution (allowing the Japanese military to engage in offensive actions outside of the country) leads to an attempted military coup by members of Japan’s armed forces (GSDF). The coup fails, but was very close to succeeding. In an effort to suppress further coup attempts, Japan’s Prime Minister forms a branch inside the Interior Ministry’s National Security Forces (NSF) called GROUP SIX. They answer directly to the Prime Minister and are sworn to protect the Japanese Constitution at all costs. They immediately begin to hear rumours of a rogue element of the GSDF Special Forces (JINRAI) maneuvering for a second coup attempt. These JINRAI are Special Operations Group 43 (SOG43), fierce nationalist loyal to their love of country, and a desire to put Japan back into a position of strength and power.

This begins the war in the shadows between the NSF and JINRAI.

2 awesome facts that I also wanted to point out is that “NeoTokyo” will be FREE and the music for the game is absolutely amazing.   If you like the music from the trailer you will love the rest of the songs…Visit the main webpage for more music samples.

For more info on this awesome game, check out their main page:  http://www.neotokyohq.com/index.html


Special thanks to John P.  for showing me this