Yesterday was the 8th anniversary of the launch of the first God Eater game, and Bandai Namco promised news for today. They kept the promise…kind of.
We get the announcement of the God Eater 8th Anniversary Thanksgiving Day event, which will actually be held on March 24th. The event will be broadcasted on YouTube Live, Nico Nico, and Periscope, and 200 fans chosen by lottery will be allowed to attend live at the venue.
The event will last two hours from 6 PM to 8 PM Japan time, and attendance for those selected will be free. It’ll be held at the Bandai Namco Future Research Institute in Shiba, Tokyo. Perspective attendees can apply here between today and March 4th. Winners will be announced on March 13th.
Among the hosts, we’ll see the series’ development staff and voice actors. According to the announcement, we’ll finally receive the latest news on the series, including the upcoming console game God Eater 3 and mobile game God Eater: Resonant Ops.
Speaking of God Eater: Resonant Ops, an art contest among the fans has also been announced. Artwork can be submitted to three categories, God Arc, Aragami, and Costumes. Applications can be done here, once more until March 4th. Unfortunately, only fans resident in Japan will be eligible to receive the prizes.
Last, but not least, a special cafe named “God Eater 8th Anniversary Cafe with Code Vein” will be opened in Tokyo between February 20th and February 25th. The venue will be the Anion Cafe in the Akihabara station, and a special themed menu will be offered. As you may have imagined, Code Vein will also be featured, even if further details are pending.
That’s it for now. We’ll have to wait March 24th to hear more. Incidentally, I’ll be in Tokyo then, so I’ll try to sneak in a report.
For now, we know that God Eater 3 is coming to “home consoles” and currently doesn’t have a release date. We have seen a trailer and a few screenshots, and we heard that it’ll be released in North America and Europe.
God Eater: Resonant Ops is a sequel o God Eater 2: Rage Burst, and promises a full-fledged JRPG on iOS and Android. We don’t know whether that will come west or not.