God Eater 2 Offers Gintama's Future Shinpachi Costume
posted on by Egan Loo
This year's ninth issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is confirming a second collaboration between the Gintama manga/anime franchise and Namco Bandai Games' God Eater 2 game for PS Vita and PSP on Monday. To celebrate the Blu-ray Disc and DVD release of Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare (Final Gintama: The Movie: Be Forever Yorozuya), the game is offering a costume of Gintama's Shinpachi, five years into the future.
The new costume is available in the game's shop after players download update ver. 1.2 of the game. The demo version of the game already offered costumes of Gintoki and Kagura (as she appears five years in the future).
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.
God Eater 2 launched in Japan last November as the first full sequel to the original 2010 game, which 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 studio ufotable created an animated prologue for the first God Eater game and also produced the opening animation footage for God Eater Burst, before creating God Eater 2's opening.