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God Eater might be the hot new anime this season, but in the world of gaming, God Eater 2 is already a couple of years old. What Bandai Namco has on its hands is a problem of synergy. After all, folks turned on to the franchise by Ufotable's adaptation of God Eater might come into God Eater 2 and come away all huffy that everything's all different and stuff. What's a massive publisher to do?

The natural answer, of course, is to remake the old game, which is where God Eater Resurrection comes in. It's slated for the PS Vita and PS4, and is essentially the original God Eater Burst built on the backbone of God Eater 2 (including its additional weapons and systems) and tarted up to look pretty on the Vita and PS4. The story will also be updated to include more cutscenes, and more plot added will help bridge the gap between God Eater Burst and God Eater 2's plot, providing a helpful way for new folks to graduate from Resurrection to God Eater 2: Rage Burst, the updated version of God Eater 2 released early this year in Japan.

Smart stuff. And as if it weren't already obvious that Bandai's targeting fans of the God Eater anime, first-run copies of the game come with costumes designed to make the player character look and sound like Renka Utsugi, the named protagonist of anime. Heck, they can even buy the PS4 and Vita versions of Resurrection as a "cross-play" pack-in with the first volume of the God Eater anime Blu-ray. Subsequent volumes will contain installments of God Eater Off Shot, a photography minigame allowing players to take pictures of the game's male and female characters in gravure idol style. 

While I'm jazzed all this is happening to my favorite Monster Hunter competitor, I do hope some of this new attention bleeds over into a new attempt by Bandai to build the brand among English-speaking gamers as well.

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