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.