Today at Bandai Namco’s Tokyo Game Show conference they announced that God Eater will be receiving an anime adaptation, by none other than ufotable.
ufotable studio is known for animating Fate/Zero and the upcoming Fate/stay night series, as well as the animated cutscenes in recent Tales of games, also published by Bandai Namco Games. In addition, the official website of the anime has launched.
The announcement was made ahead of the 5th anniversary of God Eater, an Action Role Playing, Hack n Slash game developed by Shift and published by Bandai Namco Games for the PlayStation Portable in early 2010. The God Eater 2 Rage Burst & GE 5th Anniversary Contents Unveiling campaign also has additional announcements. The first new title of the 5th anniversary is God Eater 2: Rage Burst. It is an enhanced release of God Eater 2 and will be coming out on the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 next year. It will include the full original game with new weapons, mechanics and updated graphics.
Here is the TGS 2014 trailer:
The next announcement of the 5th anniversary is the God Eater Pachi-Slot, a virtual Pachi-slot machine with the God Eater theme that is being developed by Yamasa. A pachi slot is a Japanese slot machine with themed animations. Here is a teaser of the machine with animation from ufotable themselves:
The last announcement is a collaboration between Marvelous AQL’s Soul Sacrifice Delta. The collaboration includes God Eater 2 costumes, weapons and magic in Soul Sacrifice Delta, as well as the menacing wolf boss Marduk.
God Eater is an Action Role Playing, Hack n Slash game developed by Shift and published by Bandai Namco Games. The games are set in a dystopian future Japan, where large monsters called Aragami have destroyed most of mankind. In the games you play as a God Eater, a small group of soldiers whose sole purpose is to defeat the Aragami using weapons made from the Aragami’s cells. A total of 3 games have been released since its start in 2010. The first game in the series released in Japan in February 2010 for the PlayStation Portable with an updated release titled Gods Eater Burst later in the year, where it also released internationally. A direct sequel to the game was published last year in Japan on the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita. The game has been announced to be localised, but no date has been given yet.
The God Eater anime will be produced by ufotable. Not much information about the series has been released, so expect more information in the upcoming months.
So what do you think about the announcement? Is ufotable the right studio and can they do the games justice? Let us know in the comments.