God Eater 3 details route restoration, Phym, close combat weapon Burst Arts, and Burst Arts Effects
posted on 11.22.18 at 12:24 AM EST by (@salromano)
The latest on the upcoming threequel.

Bandai Namco has released new information and screenshots of God Eater 3, introducing more story-related elements, new character Phym, close combat weapon Burst Arts, and Burst Arts Effects.

Get the details below.

■ Developing Routes with the Caravan

Following a devastating Ash Storm, the protagonist and company temporarily board the Ash Crawler called Chrysanthemum. The protagonist and company, who learn from Hilda that the crew members in charge of the Resonance Radar necessary to travel through the Ash Storms have been lost, and understand that the further restoration of destroyed routes is necessary to move forward, decide to take on that role in exchange for compensation. That was the first step towards achieving the goal shared by the protagonist and company.

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By dispatching the protagonist and company to the objective point and ensuring their safety, the Caravan will gradually reclaim the routes lost in the Ashlands and advance towards its destination. By clearing missions, the protagonist and company will connect the beacons on the map and gradually restore the Caravan routes.

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■ Mysterious Girl Phym

Phym (voiced by Rina Endou)

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A mysterious girl who the protagonist and company encounter during a scouting mission. She happens to be present when an Ashland Aragami attacks the Caravan container. With a horn on her forehead, she has a non-human appearance. The protagonist and company’s encounter with this girl will have a major impact on their story.

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■ Example Burst Arts for Each Close Combat Weapon

Burst Arts are special attacks that can only be used during Burst Mode. The Burst Arts special attacks takes a different form depending on what the players are doing; running, jumping, be on the ground, or in the air.

Since each Burst Art can be selected from several types, you can discover and combine your favorite actions to battle with your own style.

Short Blade Burst Arts

—Dead End (an evolution of Rising Edge)

A Rising Edge with high density energy that pierces Aragami armor. After it is activated, you can transition to an aerial attack.

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—Licht Kreuz (an evolution of the third stage of the aerial Square attack)

Slashes in the air while making a big retreat in the opposite direction.

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—Universal Reversal (an evolution of the step Triangle attack)

A two-hit attack that slashes down from up in the air, then uses that momentum to strike the ground. Its power will increase if you hit the enemy’s weak point.

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Long Blade Burst Arts

—Life-Reaping Claw (an evolution of the fourth stage of the ground Square attack)

Unleashes a high power hit in the combo’s final stage that synchronizes the God Arc and its user. It absorbs HP upon hitting the Aragami.

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—Sacred Edge (an evolution of the third stage of the aerial Square attack)

Unleashes a slash attack while sliding horizontally in mid-air. Its power will increase if you hit the enemy’s weak property.

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—Hiten Soar (an evolution of the step Triangle attack)

Scrapes the blade against the ground from a low stance to fly up and slash the enemy.

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Buster Blade Burst Arts

—Blast Attack (an evolution of the ground Triangle attack)

A combo that covers the blade in Oracle energy and unleashes a smashing slash attack on the Aragami. Even if you are hit, the attack has the ability to absorb the impact.

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—Grand Horizon (an evolution of the aerial Square attack)

Steps forward in mid-air while unleashing a mow-down atatck. Its power will increase if you hit the enemy’s weak point.

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—Distraction (an evolution of the step Triangle attack)

Leaps forward while unleashing a forceful blow with the God Arc. Even if you are hit, the attack has the ability to absorb the impact. Its power will increase if you hit the enemy’s weak point.

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Burst Hammer Burst Arts

—Gale Rush (an evolution of the Burst Rush)

Activates Oracle Cells to unleash an intense barrage attack that surpasses the Burst Rush.

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—Stigmata (an evolution of the aerial Square attack)

Unleashes up to a four-hit attack in mid-air. For each attack unleashed, the user gradually rises higher.

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—Calamity Nova (an evolution of the step Square attack)

Increases in power for each spin attack, and uses that momentum to finish and unleash a powerful strike. It can even pierce through an Aragami with strong armor.

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Charge Spear Burst Arts

—Deadly Blitz (an evolution of the ground Triangle attack)

A combo that covers the spear’s blade in Oracle energy and unleashes a series of stabs. Its power will increase if you hit the enemy’s weak property.

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—Akashic Breaker (an evolution of the ground Square attack)

A combo that combines movement and attacks to air-rush and mow-down the enemy before retreating. Even if you are hit, the attack has the ability to absorb the impact.

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—Chain Move (an evolution of the step Square attack)

A two-hit attack that steps, stabs, and unleashes a spinning slash. Its power will increase if you hit the enemy’s weak point.

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Variant Scythe Burst Arts

—Dance of Atonement (an evolution of the fourth stage of the ground Square attack)

A spin attack that stops in place before mincing the Aragami for as long as your stamina allows. The attack consumes a lot of Oracle Points.

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—Fanatic Scythe (an evolution of the fourth stage of the ground Square attack)

An aerial combo that minces the Aragami for up to six hits. Its power will increase if you hit the enemy’s weak point.

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—Hell’s Gate (an evolution of the step Square attack)

Readies the God Arc before flying upward and swinging down towards the ground at full power. Its power will increase if you hit the enemy’s weak property.

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Biting Edge Burst Arts

—Rainy Stinger (an evolution of the ground Triangle attack)

A combo that covers the blade in Oracle energy and unleashes stab attacks like heavy rain. Its power will increase if you hit the enemy’s weak property.

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—Northern Cross (an evolution of the aerial Square attack)

A two-hit attack that steps forward in mid-air while quickly slashing in the shape of a cross. Its power will increase if you hit the enemy’s weak property.

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—Double-Edged Stab (an evolution of the step Triangle attack)

Following a step, unleashes a powerful striking slash attack towards the ground. Its power will increase if you hit an Aragami while its down.

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Heavy Moon Burst Arts

—Fatal Upper (an evolution of the ground Triangle attack)

The final stage of the combo turns into an attack that launches the user into the sky. After it is activated, you can transition to an aerial attack.

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—Sixteenth Night (an evolution of the aerial Square attack)

A combo that covers the blade in Oracle energy and unleashes a spin attack in mid-air. Its power will increase if you hit the enemy’s weak property.

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—Slashing Dance (an evolution of the step Square attack)

Following a step, unleashes two consecutive spin attacks that produce several hits. Its power will increase if you hit the enemy’s weak property.

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■ New System: Burst Arts Effects

Burst Arts have a customization element called “Burst Arts Effects,” which allows the player to add additional effects on top of a chosen Burst Art. This section introduces a selection of them.

Burst Arts

—Sword

A bombardment of godspeed sword strokes with blade-like Oracle energy.

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—Lightning Slash

Generates area slash-like Oracle energy that instantly slices Aragami at a vast range.

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—Thorns

Unleashes and sets thorn-style Oracle energy forward for a fixed period of time.

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—Thunder Run

Several Oracle energies will crawl through and leap out of the ground for multiple hits.

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—Piercing Light

Concentrates Oracle energy into a single spot of the God Arc and unleeashes it all in an attack.

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—Spread

Fires off several fan-shaped Oracle energies.

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—Samsara

Generates Oracle energy that revolves around the user, which circulates for a while and damages anything it touches.

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—Flugel

A flashy attack that unleashes wing-like Oracle energy.

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■ Opening Animation Cuts

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God Eater 3 is due out for PlayStation 4 on December 13, 2018 and PC on February 8, 2019 in Japan, and for PlayStation 4 and PC on February 8, 2019 in the Americas and Europe.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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