God Eater 2 Tweaks Short Blade For Aerial Combat

By Sato . February 22, 2013 . 3:25pm


God Eater 2 has a young and energetic boy as the newest member of Blood, the Fenrir affiliate special forces group. Famitsu also reported new details about the Short Blade weapon.


Romeo Leoni


Romeo is one of the newest members along God Eater 2’s main character to join Blood. The 19-year-old Buster Blade wielder is said to be quite the popular young man, even in the devastating post-apocalyptic world of God Eater. He can get a little carried away at times but takes good care of his juniors.


He’s generally a nice guy but at the same time, quite a lowbrow character. He seems to know a lot about fashion and idols. His reason for joining Blood still remains a mystery.


The God Arms have always consisted of Short, Long and Buster Blades for the melee weapons. With the addition of the Boost Hammer and Charge Spear, Bandai Namco have revamped one of their existing weapons, the Short Blade.



The Short Blade isn’t as flashy as the Buster Blade or have the reach of a Long Blade, but it excels at speed and mobility. With the addition of the ‘Aerial Step’ ability, it can now deliver multiple hits in the air, as well as on the ground.



Rising Edge: by pressing the R and square button, you can perform an upward slash attack. It will be a crucial ability to start aerial combos.



Aerial Step: The additional step in mid-air. It can be used right after doing a Rising Edge attack as a recovery and evasive move.



The special ability will have energy swirling around the entire blade, used to land a powerful flying thrust attack to enemies. It will be possible to make it do multiple hits, making it a go-to move for Short Blade users.


God Eater 2 is slated to be released for PSP and PlayStation Vita in 2013.

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  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Very cool. Aerial Attacks were the only reason to ever use short blades in God Eater Burst so I’m glad they realized its potential. Also I friggin love this game’s character designs, male and female.

  • Short Swords were only good for doing the Multiple Small Aragami Missions, as well as being really useful against flying and really fast enemies! And now this new upgrade for the sequel.

    Finally! Short Swords are usually look down upon in most communities. Now, they will all learn that it isn’t always about the Length, the Width, or how many Rounds it shoots, but how versatile it is and how you use it!

    • Naux

      I always liked the short blade more than the other swords. Much more mobile and versatile with it. It’s cool that they buffed it, though. Aerial combos were always important for higher DPS on short blades, so I am really looking forward to this!

      • natchu96

        I liked short blades for that too. Works great when you want to just swipe a few times before getting back out of range to gun.

        That, and Hold L saves lives.

    • Taco Bomber

      Status effects. Status effects everywhere.

      I was the medic/debuffer of my group back when I played. Kept everyone topped off with spinning healblasts while keeping things stationary as often as possible. Throwing… I forget what they’re called. The shots that provide increased stamina after biting something. Throwing those at everyone also made missions go much more smoothly.

      I tried to do the same with the other sword types, but they just didn’t build up ammo energy (gah it’s been forever) or throw paralyzation on fast enough.

      • natchu96

        People underestimate status effects in games.

        My fights against your average Vajra type goes like this these days:

        *slash slash slash*
        *shoot 9 bullets in a row*
        *Vajra knocked down*
        *more berserk slashing*
        *Vajra gets up*
        *Hold activates, Vajra stopped again*

        *spam him to death*


    • Jazlynn Lim

      I’ve always used Short Swords; it’s just my style to focus on mobility and speed over damage. The specific sword I use depends on what I’m facing, but in general I’ll try to exploit elemental weaknesses whenever I can. I’ll always pair it with my Buckler that has the abilities Expand Guard Area and Prepared; I won’t die as long as I guard the attack and have enough Stamina to keep taking hits. The low recovery of the Short Sword and the short deployment time of the Buckler ensures I’ll Guard in time…at least most of the time.

      Naturally, I also end up with sort of a berserker-like playstyle; I don’t usually bother healing at all.

    • neocatzon

      Not only for Small Aragami, for one-on-one mission against bigger aragami short sword can collect combos then end the combos with strong custom bullets. It’s very versatile as I move from medium>buster>short swords, short sword is the best for reloading bullets quickly

    • Well, I prefer the Long Blade, because it’s more balanced in speed and power than the other 2 sword types. It’s versatility in its Impulse Edge makes it good for solo players, and I prefer balance and utility than power or speed.

  • natchu96

    So Blood now has at least one God Eater for every melee weapon type.

  • Pain777sev

    You need to craft the best blades and it is the only way to go for me. You can easily dash in strike run and blast your way to victory. Obviously bullets are ridiculously powerful in this game. FAQ for bullet creation and farm materials for the best short sword. I have to admit that I love the game play in this game. I just hope for some more natural ways to get materials than shiny spots on the ground. I know they will have to rip more from MH but I like the combat in this game and PSO for that matter more than MH. MH is just good at everything especially armor.

  • Rudy Soto

    I don’t know why, but the look on this guy ticks me off.

    • Justin Beber? lol

      • Christopher Abraham

        the game is screwed if Justin Bieber is in the game

        • Dede Ogbe

          Can you imagine if he makes a cameo only to be killed in the opening 5 minutes of the game??

          • Christopher Abraham

            5 minutes is much too long, my friend

      • Vash bane


    • Lolwat XD

    • Asuna Ilano

      yep looks like he’s gonna be the justinb bieber of the game…so not gonna put him in my party

  • ShawnOtakuSomething


    • jujubee88

      I remember playing this game on PSP and loving how it contrasted to MH back in the day.

      Looking forward to seeing how this contrasts to “Soul Sacrifice”. ^_^

  • Lazulis

    Stripes with checkered shoes? Fashion poli~ce. His design looks a lot less ridiculous in his model though; maybe cuz he’s fighting in the screen shot. On a more serious note, YEYAH SHORT SWORD BUFF.

  • Kalis Konig

    This is the only game that will make me get a vita despite its insane Memory card prices. Get this localized Bamco!

  • Valtiel Ikari

    sirs mods, sirs. I ask for permission to get increebly and ridicously hyped, sirs!

  • Raltrios

    Short Blades were my go-to weapon in GEB. Nice to see they’re getting a boost. My least-used was Long Blades on account of how their ground combos moved them around too much , making it harder to place strikes where you want them.

    • Abyan Haidar

      agree.. but long blades Triangle attack could be used as an evade move.. and yeah short sword was really awesome and easy to use.. it deals more dps than even of a long blade… and in burst mode you can combo aragami in the air with 3x square then X then 3x square triangle… very useful if your timing perfect since it will hit 7/8 times and that Shaoyang is easily become the ultimate weapon in the game paired with “The Reaper” upgrade

  • Abyan Haidar

    hmm I think we need the one who can replace Soma… would it be Gilbert?

  • xXDGFXx

    Baggy pants! Baggy pants brothers, unite!

  • Hyli

    Wtf to everyone branding Romeo as “Justin Bieber” and preemptively excluding him. Give the kid a chance, I think he’s cute!

  • haqua

    …Siliconera commentors, have you really stooped so low to start making fun of Jusatin Bieber? I mean, really? The only similarity is that they look young and are young (and if it’s not about physical similarities, I still don’t understand), so… Just… Stop, seriously. This is something I would expect from the people of Youtube. It’s not even amusing—just immature, honestly. I’m not trying to sound rude or start any fights, but yeah.

    Anyway, I quite like the design of Romeo. It’s quite different from anything I’ve seen in a while! Though he hardly looks like he should be able to wield that giant thing.

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