Yesterday, at the LEVEL UP video game event in Barcelona, Namco Bandai confirmed a 2011 release for God Eater, the company’s own take on the Monster Hunter genre. The primary difference between the two, judging by the demo Namco released in Japan, is that God Eater features a more in-depth story and — as one would expect — a generous helping of religious references.
The game released to a relatively warm reception in Japan and has sold in the range of 600,000 units to date, according to Enterbrain’s sales tracker. In North America, God Eater will be localized by D3 Publisher in the third quarter of 2010.
Namco closed out their press release with the following statement: “If you’ve ever wondered what a god tastes like, you won’t have to wait long to find out.”