Interest Gintama's Gintoki & Kagura Join God Eater 2 Game
posted on 2013-07-09 16:45 EDT by Egan Loo
This year's 33rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that "Gintoki & Kagura(?) are eating gods!!" Starting on July 25, people can download the demo of Namco Bandai Games' God Eater 2 for PS Vita and PSP, and the demo will include costumes that recreate the outfits of Gintoki and Kagura in exacting detail.
Kagura will be in her "Future Kagura" outfit from the current film Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare (Final Gintama the Movie: Be Forever Yorozuya). In addition, Weekly Shonen Jump teases "unconfirmed info" that the final game will have even more collaborative tie-ins when it ships later this year.
God Eater 2 will be first full sequel to the original 2010 game that sold more than 600,000 copies. (The God Eater Burst update shipped in October 2010 and brought the franchise sales total to more than 1.1 million.) D3 Publisher released God Eater Burst in English on the PSP in March 2011.
The game will feature cross-compatible functionality in the multiplayer mode between PSP and PS Vita versions. The game will also allow save data to be transferred between both versions.
The anime studio ufotable (The Garden of Sinners, Manabi Straight!) is producing the opening animation for the game. Takayuki Hirao, who directed the fifth episode of The Garden of Sinners, is helming the animation project. Singer yu-yu is contributing the the theme song for the upcoming game.
The story of God Eater 2 is set in 2074, three years after the events of the original game. The world is still threatened by the mysterious living entities known as "Aragami." The sequel's protagonist is a "next-generation God Eater" fighting against the Aragami; he (or she, depending on the character creation process) is a member of the Fenrir organization's special forces unit Blood (Buraddo) who just arrived in the Far East sector. A mysterious red rain has begun fall in this area filled with more ferocious forms of Aragami and humans suffering from an incurable ailment.