When introducing me to their giant-slaying game Extinction, developers Iron Galaxy point out our long-standing obsession with bringing down colossal creatures - David and Goliath, Jack and the Beanstalk, King Kong, Godzilla… the list goes on. But, be it Iron Galaxy’s intention or not, there is only one story of ogre killing that players will be comparing Extinction to: Attack on Titan.
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Extinction is about protecting walled cities from 150-feet tall giants known as Ravenii. If you have read or watched Attack on Titan, the broad strokes of Extinction will be very familiar. The world is styled as if it were in the Middle Ages, with its most striking imagery provided by the sight of a colossal beast standing head-and-shoulders taller than the city’s highest walls.