God Eater 2: Rage Burst screenshots introduce new character, weapon, and Aragami

New details on a little of everything, including the previously revealed Blood Rage mechanic.

God Eater 2: Rage Burst

Bandai Namco released a new set of God Eater 2: Rage Burst screenshots at the Toyko Game Show detailing a number of new elements.

We’ve covered these new elements briefly in the past, but today’s information is a bit more expansive.

New Character

Livie Colette (voiced by Hisako Kanemoto) is a God Eater dispatched by Fenrir Headquarters to the Far East in order to investigate the Spiral Tree. She has unique abilities when it comes to handling God Arcs, focused on taking on God Arc users whose tools have become Aragami themselves, a feat no ordinary God Eater could achieve. Her powers will likely play a big role in her investigation of the Spiral Tree, but…

Quote: “Target sighted… mission commence!”

New Aragami

The Chrome Gawain. While it has the body of a black panther, a pair of giant arms extend from its back. With its long arms and sharp silver nails, it can dish out a variety of high-speed attacks. Additionally, each of its back arms is equipped with a sharp blade whose long range can mow down enemies. Misjudge its severe rush attack and the tide of battle can turn for the worse.

New Scythe Weapon Type

Valiant Scythe – A new category of melee weapons. With its quickly connected attacks and long reach, it surpasses other melee weapons. Their handles can be extended, drawing out a grotesque series of blades known as “Goujin.” These Goujin in turn mince up Aragami flesh in short order, with one swipe of the scythe able to deal a massive amount of damage. When used in a close combat situation, Valiant Scythes make for speedy weapons and have little in the way of prolonged openings.

What’s more, when the Goujin are out, the extra reach is great for stopping enemies dead in their tracks before they can strike back. On the flip side, though, in that state, the openings after attacks are made with the Goujin are much bigger, meaning there can be little time to guard and evade should an enemy get too close for comfort.

These are the Scythe’s controls:

Square: Quick slash attack
Triangle: Multi-stage strong attack
R1 + Square: Extend the handle and swing in a circle
Triangle (After R1 + Square): Swing extended blades downward in a vertical line
R1 + Square (After R1 + Triangle): Bring back blades after swinging them down
R1 + Square (After R1 + Square): Blood Arts

New System

Blood Rage. As noted in our previous coverage earlier this week, Blood Rage is a system by which players can unleash even more power on the battlefield. Triggering it involves building up an “Awakening Gauge,” which can be found in the bottom-left portion of the screen, to 100 percent by attacking enemies. From there, players are then able to make a vow to their God Arc by choosing from one of a handful of conditions.

In the demo version on display at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, if players can fulfill their vow within 30 seconds, Blood Rage is then triggered, at which point not only is their strength drastically buffed, but they also don’t take knockback from enemy attacks. During co-op sessions of the game, it’s possible for other players to help fulfill other players’ vows. Additionally, any accumulated portions of the Awakening Gauge are also brought on to subsequent missions.

View the screenshots at the gallery. The first two images are of the PlayStation 4 version, while the rest are of the PS Vita version.

God Eater 2: Rage Burst is due out this winter in Japan.

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