Gods Eater Burst Media Update


Originally released as God Eater in Japan back in February of last year, Burst is what we like to call the "enhanced remake" of what the developers wanted the game to be but didn't have enough time to do it. It was originally scheduled to be released back in Q3 of last year for us Yankees, but due to the release of Burst, the North American publisher, D3, decided it would, thankfully, rather localize this version instead.

First, let's get this out of the way first: Yes, you may have already heard that God Eater Burst has officially changed its name in time for its North America launch to Gods Eater Burst (groooooan). Apparently, the publisher didn't want to give the impression that you are the one actually eating Christianity's one and only divine being, when in fact the story revolves around the monsters who are eating all the gods your race prays to. And yes, there really are people out there stupid enough to believe that.

Regardless, today we give you a grandiose feast of media for your viewing pleasure to make up for the fact that we really haven't covered this game yet. First off, we'll show you the first English-subbed trailer for the game that was released on Namco Bandai's European site only a week ago:

... and we''ll follow that up with a buncha screenshots showing off some of the different locales within the game:

Gods Eater Burst Image Gallery

Sure, some may write it off as some Monster Hunter clone, but I had a chance to play it and thought if anything, the story is way more engaging and the overall design much more memorable. There's no reason for fans of the action RPG segment not to give this one a try.

For those completely oblivious to the story of Gods Eater Burst, you can read a synopsis of the story below:

"Gods Eater Burst re-imagines the post-apocalyptic world with an original and dramatic story of human survival against overwhelming odds. The earth has been plagued by terrifying mutant beasts known as the Aragami and man’s only hope against them is the God Arc weapons and the God Eaters who wield them. Players will create their own hero and battle against many different types of these enemies, picking up items along the way to customize their weapons, guns, bullets and shields, boosting their strength and stamina in the massive scale fights." 

Gods Eater Burst is set to be released on March 15th exclusively for the Sony PSP. Those who preorder the game from GameStop also be able to receive some downloadable content in the form of 2 new Aragami (the foes of the game), Caligula (featured in the header) and Venus, along with items that unlock new designs for the uniforms your character wears.