GTE – Great Detective Evangelion

名探偵エヴァンゲリオン (Meitantei Evangelion) or as the slightly less aggrandizing English title Detective Evangelion would suggest, is the Evangelion characters dumped into a detective story.

Not content with re-mastering and re-releasing all the original Eva source material (anime + soundtracks) into new hi-def formats (undoubtedly blu-ray and DVD-HD versions will follow soon), Gainax seem to be doing fan-fiction versions of their own works. There’s been the daughter raising sim (which Gainax themselves popularised with the Princess Maker series) where you raise Rei then unlock Asuka and raise her too, the dating sims where the characters are dropped into school drama (Rei – the mysterious transfer student, Asuka – the childhood friend) and most recently the console release for PS2 of the Eva pachinko game (which whilst it was still in pachinko parlours I sunk ï¿¥1000 into like a good fanboy). Now it’s time for a murder mystery.

In this game, you play Shinji Ikari, bold Special NERV Investigator (I suppose if your Dad is Gendo you can do whatever you want), who is investigating the mysterious mystery of a murder, committed mysteriously under mysterious circumstances. Yes, I’m trying to get you excited – the concept sure is dull. You’ll compete against your rival Kaworu Nagisa to unlock the mystery surrounding the new Evangelion. There’s mini games within the game too – Action Games, Sound Games and -check this out- Bowling Games. The game will also feature the original cast in full voice.

As with all Eva releases nowadays, there will be two versions. The standard is priced at the regular new-release game price of ï¿¥8,190 and will include the special NERV pocket light/magnifier. Go wild. The higher priced Premium Edition will run you about ï¿¥26,040 and includes a special NERV Watch. And the special NERV pocket light/magnifier.

Detective Evangelion game will be released in Japan on November 22 for Playstation 2.

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  • Shipon was cast into the wilds of Northern Japan after walking in on the girls changing during “Evangelion – Kousetsu no Girlfriend 2nd”.

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    0 Responses to GTE – Great Detective Evangelion

    1. tj han August 29, 2006 at 6:55 pm #

      God now that is the fanboy milking machine hard at work. Any idea how popular these sell?

    2. wildarmsheero August 29, 2006 at 9:32 pm #

      I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty awesome to me. Or hilarious.

    3. Kyouji August 29, 2006 at 10:27 pm #

      Wow, that LE really is ripping into the fans’ wallets. Sheesh.

    4. loplop August 30, 2006 at 4:14 am #

      Haven’t they made enough from this franchise yet . . . . .

    5. Shipon August 30, 2006 at 4:43 am #

      tj han>>
      Well I know they’ve recently re-released the Kousetsu no Girlfriend games on PS2 but this year is the 10th anniversary of Eva so there’s a little more activity than usual. I assume they sell well. There’s a relatively big ‘natsukashii’ factor in Eva – those of us that were in middle school or senior high when it was released have now finished university and have jobs with money for Eva branded crap.

    6. Orbus September 2, 2006 at 10:15 am #

      those of us that were in middle school or senior high when it was released have now finished university and have jobs with money for Eva branded crap.

      That we do. Curse you GAINAX.
      Hmm… original cast… which means…
      MEGUMI! :D Yaaay, with this and the other stuff she’s got her hands in, my fevered dreams of a fourth Slayers series move slightly closer to reality.

    7. soulassassin547 September 15, 2006 at 3:53 am #

      In planning how that game’s storyline goes, why don’t they thought about solving the mystery behind Kaji’s murder instead of something inane and dull?
      Damn, some fans seem to have better and useful ideas than the creators of the anime they’re watching.

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