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'Attack on Titan' Real Escape Game stomps into U.S. cities

The "Attack on Titan x Real Escape Game" is crashing into the United States.

Kodansha and SCRAP Entertainment have announced dates in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City for "Escape From the Walled City," an immersive, interactive game inspired by Hajime Isayama's hit manga and anime.

Debuting in 2009, Attack on Titan is a post-apocalyptic fantasy set in a world where remorseless, flesh-eating giants have all but wiped out humanity, whose remnants are forced to live within a country surrounded by three enormous walls.

Played in stadiums across Japan before making the jump this month to Singapore, "Escape From the Walled City" casts players as Survey Regiment trainees, whose graduation day is interrupted by an alarm warning that Titans have breached the citadel. Participants are given one hour to use teamwork to decode clues and find the escape route.

It's the same general concept as The Walking Dead Escape, only on a larger scale. San Francisco played host in 2012 to the "Evangelion: Escape from an Angel" immersive outdoor game.

Anime News Network notes that less than 10 percent of the 1,600 participants managed to "escape" the first Attack on Titan game, held in August at Yokohama Stadium.

"Escape From the Walled City" will come to San Francisco in February, Los Angeles in March and New York City in April.

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