Bandai Namco has released new information and screenshots of God Eater 3, introducing Caravans and new characters Hilda Henriquez and Amy Chrysanthemum.
Get the details below.
■ The “Ashlands” Outbreak and the Collapse of the Fenrir Organization
In the near future, mysterious life forms called “Aragami,” which “devour” everything, devoured the majority of the world and led it to the brink of total collapse. The only hope to stand against that threat is a special military force known as “God Eaters,” who can use “God Arcs,” which are biomechanical hybrid weapons developed by biotechnology corporation Fenrir.
With the outbreak of the the unknown calamity that is the “Ashlands,” humanity fell into an unprecedented crisis.
The ash-like particles of the “Ashlands” drifting about the air continued to spread throughout the area immediately after its outbreak, deteriorating the structure and turning to ashes of anything they touched. The branches of Fenrir had no means of penetrating the “Ashlands,” and the leadership structure of Fenrir eventually collapsed.
The few that survived constructed underground bases that became widely known as “ports,” and produced soldiers known as “Adaptive God Eaters,” or “AGE” for short. Adaptive God Eaters have high resistance to the “Ashlands,” and continued to fight against the threat above the ground.
■ The “Caravans” Cruising the Ashlands
In order for each port to obtain the means to transport good and share information as the Ashlands expand, packs of mobile fortresses able to travel within the Ashlands called “Caravans” were quickly constructed. In the world of God Eater 3, where nearly all infrastructure has been lost due to the Ashlands, Caravans are humanity’s sole lifeline. Each mobile fortress ship is called an “Ash Crawler,” while it is common for the ship that would become the Caravan mother ship to don the name of its home port.
Ash Crawlers are covered with an “Anti-Aragami Armored Barrier” that devouring by the Ashlands. Also, its “Resonance Radar” allows it to perceive nearby Ash density conditions, as well as obtain information about the positioning of Aragamis. However, its performance is significantly influenced by the innate disposition of the God Eater using the radar.
An Encounter with a Caravan
The protagonist, an Adaptive God Eater from the port Pennywort, and his childhood friend Hugo spend each day completing merciless missions while somehow managing to survive. One day during a mission, an Ashland phenomenon known as an “ash storm” occurs in the Pennywort area, and the port falls into the crisis of disappearing entirely. With no means to rescue their comrades left behind in Pennywort, the protagonist and company panicked, but suddenly receive a transmission from a Caravan with a request to kill an Aragami. Having received this request, the protagonist and company’s fates begin a significant motion.
The Ash Crawler “Chrysanthemum”
The Ash Crawler that appears before the protagonist and company is the mother ship of the port “Chrysanthemum.” While it mainly undertakes transportation work for mid-size cargo and boasts the ability to move at high speeds within the Ashlands, its weapons are kept to a minimum in order to maintain a light weight, meaning its combat ability is essentially nonexistent.
■ New Characters
Hilda Henriquez (voiced by Umeka Shouji)
“Welcome to our Caravan. This is the Ash Crawler Chrysanthemum.”
The owner of the Ash Crawler Chrysanthemum. She runs the port of the same name through the transportation of goods and reclamation of new transportation routes in the Ashlands. During a cargo transportation job commissioned by Gleipnir, she happens to be present when the port Pennywort is engulfed by an ash storm, and encounters the protagonist and company.
Amy Chrysanthemum (voiced by Minami Tsuda)
“Okay, got that? The mission lasts until you get home.”
The mission operator of Chrysanthemum. In the Ash Crawler Chrysanthemum, she handles various duties including mission order management, combat management, communication with other Caravans and ports, and database management.
A girl that seems to be a key element to the story. She seems something like a horn sticking out from her head, and wears clothes of foreign nature. In what way will this girl end up being connected to the story?
God Eater 3 is due out for PlayStation 4 on December 13 and PC in early 2019 in Japan, and for PlayStation 4 and PC in early 2019 in the Americas and Europe.
View the screenshots at the gallery.