"God Eater" series producer Yusuke Tomizawa confirmed that Bandai Namco is working on a "God Eater Online" console project during his Tokyo Game Show 2016 presentation on Friday, Sept. 16.
Both the Japanese and American divisions of Bandai Namco confirmed rumors that they are working on a new game franchise. Although Tomizawa has been tight-lipped on the details of the new project, Gematsu noted that the producer's shirt had number "3" on it which could be a clue that the new game would be "God Eater 3".
Prior to the game presentation, there have been numerous rumors that the developers would introduce the first "God Eater" game for handheld devices. As reported by Parent Herald, many fans were expecting Bandai Namco to reveal more details about "God Eater's" introduction to smartphone users during the TGS presentation. Reports hinted that the MMO game in development would be free for mobile users. The said game version would coincide with the timeline of previous "God Eater" games and follow the classic Aragami Hunt featured in prior installments.
However, during his presentation, Tomizawa only talked about a new project that the developers are currently working on. He did mention that the game would be for a console which in Japanese could mean either a mobile device or a stationary computer.
The most recent installment in the franchise, "God Eater 2 Rage Burst", has received much praise. The PC game was even referred to as the best game similar to Monster Hunter. This is one reason why many fans are waiting for news on the new "God Eater" game.
Yet to the dismay of many fans, Tomizawa's statement did not confirm anything except that there is a new game in development which does not have a title, a gaming platform, or an expected release date yet. Although Bandai Namco released a new trailer for their new console game, they did not give any comment on their rumored mobile game in development.
With this, "God Eater" fans are left with many questions. It remains to be seen if the game development is meant for mobile users, another full blown installment in the gaming franchise, or if Bandai Namco would release two versions of the "God Eater" game.