God Eater 3 Will Face Steep Competition When it Finally Launches in the West in February 2019

Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed that God Eater 3 is releasing on PC and PS4 in the west on February 8, adding to the pile of Early 2018 releases.

Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed back in September that God Eater 3 would be releasing for PC and PS4 in Japan on December 13. Since then, we’ve only had a vague “Early 2019” release window to go by for the western release. Fortunately, it doesn’t look like western fans of the series will be waiting too long as today’s new story trailer revealed that God Eater 3 is coming to PC and PS4 in North America and Europe on February 8, 2019.

God Eater 3’s western release date just adds to the pile of notable games launching in the first part of 2019. Within February alone, it’s going to have to compete with notable western titles like Crackdown 3, Metro: Exodus, Anthem, and Trials Rising. The game is going to have a lot of Japanese-developed competition to go up against as well. Following franchise juggernauts Ace Combat 7, Resident Evil 2, and Kingdom Hearts III in January, God Eater 3 will be competing with Jump Force and Dead or Alive 6 close to launch.

God Eater 3 is much different than all of the aforementioned games, so it should hopefully find an audience, but there’s no denying that the competition between games at that time is stiff. Sony even made the decision to delay Days Gone to April in part because of that. God Eater 3 isn’t the only title from this development team coming in 2019; Code Vein, a Dark Souls inspired RPG is also coming next year, though it is currently without a clear release window after being delayed out of 2018.

As for the latest trailer, outside of the release date it gives a good overview of the game’s story and what the titular God Eater’s are fighting for. You can watch it for yourself below. Bandai Namco Entertainment also recently revealed that God Eater 3 features 8-player co-op missions, highlighting them in a trailer of their own. 

God Eater 3 hits PC and PS4 on December 13 in Japan, and February 8 in North America and Europe. If you want to pre-order the game now that it has a definite release date, you can do so on Amazon.

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Tomas Franzese

Tomas Franzese is a News Editor at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.

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