God Eater 2 Will Not Include Multiplayer
For those of you who are not aware, God Eater 2 is a sequel to the Japanese action-adventure game God Eater Burst, which came out in 2010 for the Playstation Portable and was developed and published by Namco Bandai.
Gods Eater Burst took place in a post-apocalyptic setting, with the events of the game happening in Japan in 2071. Most of the world has been razed by a race of mysterious and aggressive alien creatures called the Aragami.
The only way to hurt or kill an Aragami is by using a God Arc, a specialized biological weapon. An anti-Aragami organization called Fenrir hires warriors – called God’s Eaters – to battle the Aragami using the God Arcs.
This new sequel, called God Eater 2, takes place three years after the original. It features a strange illness that is spreading throughout the Far East Branch called the Black Plague. Members of Special Forces “Blood,” an affiliate of Fenrir who reside in a mobile base, are sent to investigate. In addition to the current fields, places outside of the Far East Branch will be visited.
According to the producer of the game, Yusuke Tomizawa, God Eater 2 will not feature online multiplayer. This seems like a pretty bad move on Namco Bandai’s part to exclude built-in online multiplayer as Monster Hunter 4 and Soul Sacrifice – which are their main competitors in this genre – will feature it.
What’s even stranger is that players can take the PSP version of the game online via third-party ad-hoc support, but not the Vita game. The whole unavailability of online multiplayer probably means that the game might not be making its way over to the west.
Having no online is less of a problem in Japan, I’m fairly certain that if a square foot of pavement is not occupied with a preschooler with a handheld it usually commits suicide from the shame it brings to its family.