God Eater 2 Game's Opening Animation Made by Ufotable
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The anime studio ufotable (The Garden of Sinners, Manabi Straight!) will produce the opening animation for the tentatively-named God Eater 2 action/hunting game that Bandai Namco Games will release for the PlayStation Portable in 2012. Takayuki Hirao, who directed the fifth episode of The Garden of Sinners, is helming the animation project. Singer yu-yu will sing the the theme song for the upcoming game.
The franchise's official website is currently streaming a teaser tralier for the game.
Ufotable previously created an animated prologue for the first God Eater game and also produced the opening animation footage for God Eater Burst (pictured at right), the updated, enhanced version of that earlier game.
God Eater 2 will be first full sequel to the original 2010 game which sold over 600,000 copies. (The God Eater Burst update shipped last October and brought the franchise sales total to over 1.1 million.) D3 Publisher released God Eater Burst in English on the PSP in March.
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.
The sequel will feature new weapons such as the boost hammer and charge spear, as well as new Aragami such as the Marduk.
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