God Eater 3

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God Eater 3
God Eater 3 cover art.jpg
Developer(s)Marvelous First Studio
Publisher(s)Bandai Namco Entertainment
Director(s)Ittetsu Suzuki
Producer(s)Yuya Tomiyama
Composer(s)Go Shiina
SeriesGod Eater
Platform(s)PlayStation 4
Microsoft Windows
Nintendo Switch
ReleasePlayStation 4
  • JP: December 13, 2018
  • WW: February 8, 2019
Microsoft Windows
  • WW: February 8, 2019
Nintendo Switch
  • JP: July 11, 2019
  • WW: July 12, 2019
Genre(s)Action role-playing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

God Eater 3 is an action role-playing game developed by Marvelous and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The third main entry in the God Eater series, the game was released for PlayStation 4 in Japan in December 2018, and worldwide in February 2019 for PlayStation and Microsoft Windows, with a Nintendo Switch version released in July 2019.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

Like its predecessor, the game is an action role-playing game with hack and slash gameplay. Players are equipped with God Arc weapons which can be transformed into guns.[2] In the game, players are tasked to hunt and kill massive monsters known as Aragami. The player character is a God Eater who can absorb energy from monsters to unleash "burst moves", special attacks that deal a lot of damage to enemies.[3] Companion characters, which are controlled by artificial intelligence, assist in combat. Players can activate the Engage System to share combat perks with them during combat.[4] The game can be played cooperatively with four other players, while assault missions accommodate up to 8 players.[5]

Development[edit]

Marvelous replaced Shift as the game's developer since Bandai Namco wanted to create a new game that is very different from its predecessors.[6] The game's introduction sequence was created by Japanese animation studio Ufotable.[7] Unlike previous entries in the series, the game was not designed for handheld platforms.[8] Announced in October 2017,[9] the game released for PlayStation 4 in Japan on December 13, 2018, and worldwide for the PS4 and Microsoft Windows on February 8, 2019, with a release for Nintendo Switch on July 12th, 2019.[10]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
MetacriticPS4: 71/100[11]
Review score
PublicationScore
FamitsuPS4: 32/40[12]

Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu awarded the game a score of 32/40.[12] On PlayStation 4, the game received “mixed or average reviews” according to review aggregator Metacritic.

Sales[edit]

In Japan, approximately 20,960 physical copies for Switch were sold during its launch week, becoming the number two selling game of any format in the country's retail market.[13] The PS4 version of the game opened at approximately 150,523 copies (inclusive of limited edition) during its first week in Japan.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "God Eater 3 coming to Switch on July 12". Gematsu. 2019-04-11. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  2. ^ Mores, Blake (January 18, 2019). "God Eater 3 hands-on preview: Delectable deities". Shacknews. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  3. ^ Khan, Imran (January 10, 2019). "God Eater 3: Bursting At The Seams". Game Informer. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  4. ^ Wong, Alistair (March 24, 2018). "God Eater 3 Reveals The Accel Trigger And Engage Systems". Siliconera. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "See What It's Like To Play God Eater 3 Multiplayer With 4 Or 8 Friends". Siliconera. January 16, 2019. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  6. ^ Wang, Alistair (December 21, 2018). "Bandai Namco Explains Why Marvelous Was Brought In To Develop God Eater 3". Siliconera. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  7. ^ Moyce, Chris (November 14, 2018). "Check out God Eater 3's dramatic, action-packed anime intro". Destructoid. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  8. ^ Khan, Imran (October 29, 2018). "God Eater 3: Earning Your Keep". Game Informer. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  9. ^ Osborn, Alex (October 7, 2017). "God Eater 3 Officially Revealed". IGN. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  10. ^ Moyce, Chris (October 12, 2018). "Limited time God Eater 3 demo available tomorrow on Japanese PS store". Destructoid. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  11. ^ "God Eater 3 for PlayStation 4 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  12. ^ a b Romano, Sal (December 4, 2018). "Famitsu Review Scores: Issue 1566". Gematsu. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  13. ^ Romano, Sal (17 July 2019). "Famitsu Sales: 7/8/19 – 7/14/19". Gematsu. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  14. ^ Inc, Aetas. "「GOD EATER 3」15万本,「JUDGE EYES:死神の遺言」14万8000本の「週間販売ランキング+」". www.4gamer.net (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-08-14.

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