God Eater Is Like Namco Bandai’s Take On Monster Hunter

By Spencer . July 1, 2009 . 1:32am


A scan of Famitsu revealed God Eater, a Namco Bandai developed cooperative action game for the PSP where four players link up for good old god slaying fun.


Does the art style remind you of Shin Megami Tensei at all? That’s what I thought of first.


God Eater has a hundred missions and transforming weapons. The deus ex machina system allows players switch their weapon from a blade to gun to a hybrid “predator form”. Weapons can be further customized with synthesis items. God Eater seems like its designed as a multiplayer game, but it has a single player story mode too. When hunting solo players are joined by one of five computer controlled NPCs.


God Eater is slated to come out in Japan this fall, which is around a year after we first caught wind of the game from a Japanese trademark. A North American release has not been announced, but on the bright side Namco Bandai filed a trademark for God Eater in the US.


Now for a quick comparison. Here’s a screenshot of God Eater



… and a screenshot of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.


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  • None

    God Eater the PSP games Namco Bandai, Japanese also with? lol

    the Phantasy Star Portable PSP games SEGA enjoy~ LOL

    Monster Hunter Freedom PSP games Capcom no one , Hmm… back :D

  • MadMirko

    MH clone AGAIN? How about some ports to shake things up?

  • Cloud_ST

    Well its pretty much a ripoff but at least is set in modern times.

  • Wow, that looks BAD ASS!!!! Very SMT-esque indeed.

  • shion16

    First it was monster hunter from capcom on PSP
    then Phantasy star from sega
    now its coming god eater from namco bandai
    FF agito from square enix
    Metal Gear Peace Walker from konami
    Undead Knights form Tecmo

    …….creativity PLEASE!!

    • Cloud_ST

      Why you put Peace Walker on the same wagon?,is not even an RPG and Monster Hunter did not create Co-op gameplay,Its only that since Monster Hunter RPG Co-op for a portable made such a big success other companies are doing the same,I dont see a reason to complain as long as the games are good.

      Undead Knights looks mediocre though..

    • You know one could argue Phantasy Star Online was a precursor to Monster Hunter since the games are very similar. Monster Hunter added technical controls and ad-hoc PSP play, but it certainly wasn’t the first loot collecting RPG on consoles.

      • Siyamak

        Definitly, though I still felt Monster Hunter was a much more solid game overall. It also brought it’s fair share of unique stuff to the table though. While it’s certainly similar to PSO in some respects, it does a damn good job standing apart and I personally feel it’s a better game. I’ve played both PSO (well, now I play psobb) and MH for a very long time now. Tried Phantasy Star Universe online version, DID NOT like that game. The weapon synth crap is horrible. Though I here the PSP version doesn’t have it, the PC pretty much ruined it for me to the point I really don’t want to even try. Anyhow, this God Eater game looks like such a blatant rip-off that, at the risk of sounding like a fanboy, it’s offensive. It doesn’t help I really hate this kind of look either.

  • So wait, is God Eater cell shaded? It looks like it to me from that screen.

    • The scan’s color may be washed out so it looks like that. We’ll have to wait for proper screenshots to tell for sure.

  • Lucky

    PSP? Meh, if it was PS3 then I’d be a bit more interested.

    • Hraesvelgr

      They probably want to target Japan more with this game.

  • Hraesvelgr

    No thanks. I dislike Monster Hunter as it is, I don’t think I’ll bother with any clones.

  • Heh, yeah. If the weapons were less enormous, I’d have though this was a multiplayer SMT game.

    Which I would go nuts for, by the way.

  • Pat

    The graphics is awesome =). Hope they release a gameplay video soon.

  • Tikicobra

    Those graphics are incredible. O_O

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