Bandai Namco Announced God Eater 3
Bandai Namco announced God Eater 3, the latest entry in the company’s action role-playing game series, with a teaser trailer for the title today.
For those unfamiliar with the franchise, the ‘Eater’ part of the title refers to the absurdly large God Arc weapons that the protagonists carry. Supernatural swiss army knives that transform between melee and ranged combat forms, and also into huge, hungry maws capable of ripping chunks of meat off Aragami whether they’re dead or alive. Successful co-op hunts tend to end in a violent feeding frenzy as all players descend on the fallen beast for a quick bite.
Beyond that, Bandai Namco offered little in the way of concrete details — no platforms and no release date were mentioned in a press release. Here’s God Eater 3’s official synopsis:
Earth no longer resembles the home we know of now. The Aragami, terrifying beasts that live only to consume, are carving a path of destruction and misery wherever they are encountered. To combat this threat an elite group of heroes known as God Eaters are called upon to save humanity. God Eaters are individuals who have been bestowed upon them the ability to wield powerful new God Arcs, special weapons powered by Oracle Cells and the only known weapons capable of destroying the monstrous Aragami. However, another mission is coming into focus; something is happening to the God Eaters and the line between light and dark has never been so thin. It’s time to start breaking free from the cursed shackles that bind the souls of the God Eaters as the battle rages on around them.
The most recent entry in the series, God Eater Resurrection, was released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Windows PC. The franchise kicked off in 2010 with God Eater for PlayStation Portable.