The unique Ghost in the Shell FPS will be shutting down in Japan come November 29th (only one year after it launched), an event that can’t have proved too shocking as it was regarded by many as nothing more than a cash-grab utilizing the anime’s fast-fading good name.

Nexon’s Japanese branch gave the sad news via the game’s Japanese page, while no particular reason was specifically stated, some are assuming that the overall low favor that the Japanese have for mindless first person shooters (let alone ones that seem to be nothing more than poor Call of Duty clones) was the main cause – it has not been stated if the western version of the game will suffer the same fate.

An old PV, which unsurprisingly used several scenes from the anime to motivate watchers into playing:

Along with the poorly performing live action movie, it seems the Ghost in the Shell franchise can’t catch a break…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:22 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    played it 5minutes, never played it again, too much cod-like to me...

    Comment by WEL
    09:59 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The only good and successful things to come out of GITS was the original animated movie and the original anime series, the rest has been one disaster after the other. All of the video games based on it suck, Arise suck, the live action movie flopped miserably despite being pretty good, also the original manga and sequel to the original animated movie were pretty bad... I think it's all over for this franchise.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:36 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Arise is a translation failure. It should be Alice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:09 12/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Arise was better than people give it credit for.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:09 14/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    And the Solid State Society movie after 2nd gig. That was good as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:26 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    good, Nexon is utter garbage.

    Between Arise, First Assault and the hollywood movie the GitS franchise has never been worse.

    All I wanted was SAC 3rd Gig ;-;

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    Comment by Hikyuu Mikado
    18:44 13/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The Hollywood movie was so frustrating. They intentionally messed up the story, intentionally messed up Kusanagi-san, the city looked more like Neo-Tokyo from Akira with its giant holograms than like Niihama. She was actually using "Major" as her name when we first see her! The first clue for me that maybe there was more yet to come was when we see Batou appear and he still has his human eyes(!) since the trailer had shown him with his cybernetics, that told me things were going to be changing, and gradually the story becomes Ghost In The Shell... Major learns that she once was a woman named Kusanagi Motoko.. An explosion damages Batou's eyes so he has them replaced with cybernetics.. we recognize a few scenes from the anime film recreated live, and then at the VERY end.. we finally hear the right music.. almost... Though i still think the role should have been given to Kikuchi Rinko, i admit that Scarlet Johansson DID give a believable, well-acted performance and i was able to accept her AS Motoko. The film was a repeated smack in the face for the fans who knew her story, but for newcomers who had no knowing of the characters, i imagine it must have been a fine film. i do own it now on Blu-ray and i have watched it 3 times so far. i am able to find things to like so it has not been a total loss for me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:11 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "All I wanted was SAC 3rd Gig"

    Isn't that the sad truth.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:37 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    all I want is shirow stopping to draw weird cybersmut and get back on gits.

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    Comment by Erranty
    10:09 15/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's why I stopped after SAC ended. I saw the animation of Arise, and the change in Director, and just said nope.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:21 14/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    SAC 3rd Gig is probably happening. Kenji Kamiyama is doing a new Ghost in the Shell. It was announced back in April.

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    Comment by Chris
    23:11 10/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The game wasn't bad. Just didn't add anything after launch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:14 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was buggy and generic as fuck..

    There was nothing from the series really and a lot of promises of things like "We'll add that laughing man character that's been previewed forever and it'll be awesome, then we'll add other unique things!!!"

    Just random fps #4930583459034895093498 with some clips from the anime really...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:26 12/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This game was just COD team deathmatch with GITS references, right?

    Maybe if they did something unique, such as having interesting tactical missions like the source material, and allowing people to make your own character instead of having to play as one of the GITS characters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:37 12/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's what you get for making only multiplayer games without a single player in it. It Serves them right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:08 14/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Multiplayer-only games do just fine. Look at Overwatch, for one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:36 19/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only redeeming thing about this game is (some of) the original voice actors.

    Got banned from this game because my antivirus scanned it.

    Refused refund because:

    "Zero tolerance to hackers"

    Nexon can go choke on a bowl of dicks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:29 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would have to say the first problem is Nexon made it. Second problem is it targeted Japanese gamers who typically are not into the FPS genre at all. Third problem is using the long played out tactical FPS subgenre when the material clearly warrants something more Quake-like.

    I think something more fast paced that was advertised better internationally would have done decently. Europeans and Russians in particular love a decent twitch shooter.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:46 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It lacked promotion maybe if it reached consoles it would have some light shed upon it, But hey Overwatch is pretty big on both plats its going to be hard for for underling FPS games to grab attention and yeah Nexon is just the other 80% of the problem

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:33 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    FPS games play like shit on consoles, and would not have done anything to help. If anything it would just turn away gamers who do not want to play games full of children (CoD, Battlefield, etc).

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:58 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I definitely would have played it if it reached console. My PC is utter trash.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:19 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Eh, I would have played it despite having a rather old machine if the developers bothered optimizing their code these days.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:53 10/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are we talking about gits:SAC first assault here?

    yeah, that was even worse than the orange skull shooter.
    the name escapes me, but at least you hadn't have to "license" characters for gameplay changes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:59 10/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    *blacklight: retribution.

    thanks, steam.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:49 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Never heard of it and I'd have been interested on in, though. Welp.

    But yes, Japanese gamers are the worst. Anything that is not their fucking piece of crap JRPGs, they won't touch. Good riddance to them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:23 12/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess that explains why Splatoon is so hugely popular over there.

    Wait, did you say JRPGs?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:58 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    By the same set of laws, Usa only plays CoD clones and europeans battle over their soccer games... So nothing else gets published these days...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:02 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It has nothing to do with Japanese gamers. It has everything to do with Nexon being the publisher. Nexon is the shit shoveler of the gaming world. They do nothing but cash grabs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:02 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    what a simple world you live in...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:12 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I feel sad for you, you big man with peanut for brains.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:48 10/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I liked Arise. I just want a dub for the pyrophoric cult movies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:27 10/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Since the game was not improving over the time, it means it degenerated in content.

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    Comment by Hikyuu Mikado
    18:22 13/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It did not "degenerate" but rather with no new content it simply became stale. And while it was full of fast-paced shooting, it was surprisingly short on story, on philosophical exercise, on existential debate, on interpersonal reactions between the characters - meaning it only had ONE aspect of GITS lacking literally every thing else, and so yes it was doomed to fail for the devoted fan-base, it was a lot of promise with little fulfillment.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:01 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's not much room for other shooters nowadays. CoD, Rainbow Six, Battlefield, CS:GO; and the recent monsters that are Overwatch and PUBG. They're all eating everyone's lunch.

    Even that new arena shooter Lawbreakers is finding no success. No one's playing it.

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