Girlfriend of Steel 2 (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

Year: 2005

Publisher: Broccoli

Developer: Gainax Network Systems

Country: Japan

Genre: Visual novel

Platform: PS2/PSP, PC/Mac

Girlfriend of Steel

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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Girlfriend of Steel 2nd, Gainax’s 2005 adventure anime-style video game and accompanying manga, exists in an alternate universe established in episode 26 of Neon Genesis Evangelion. It functions as the bonus episode to this visual novel. Though it’s connected to Neon Genesis Evangelion, it’s unconnected to Neon Genesis Evangelion: Girlfriend of Steel, despite the confusingly connected names. The protagonist here, Shinji Ikari, is also the hero of the original series, and players help him navigate his day to day life in Tokyo-3. Characters from the original series populate this edition but with radically altered personas. The game has dating sim aspects and dateable characters.

LGBTQ references in this game: