Bandai ships its anime-inspired PS2 action game to stores.
Since its film debut in 1995, Ghost in the Shell has become one of the classics of Japanese anime. With its sci-fi premise and adult themes, Ghost in the Shell, the franchise, has enjoyed major cult success, spawning a sequel, a television series, and an avid legion of fans. Set in the not-too-distant future, the heroine, Major Motoko Kusanagi, is part of Section 9, an enforcement agency of antiterrorist cyborg commandos. The movie sequel, Ghost in the Shell: Innocence, was nominated for the Palm d'Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and is currently in limited theatrical release across the US.
Now, anime junkies looking to control some Ghost in the Shell cyberpunk action on the PlayStation 2 will finally have their chances to do so, because Bandai has shipped Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex to retailers. The game, partially based on the television series that recently began airing on the Cartoon Network, follows the Major as she rids the streets of cybercrime.
News source: GameSpot