|Developer(s):||Treasure Co. Ltd|
|Release Date:||December 5, 2013|
|Genre:||Customize Equip Action|
|Character Designer:||Yukiko Ishibashi|
Gaist Crusher (ガイストクラッシャー, Gaisutokurasshā) is an action video game developed by Treasure and published by Capcom. It was released for the Nintendo 3DS on December 5, 2013 in Japan,and it is first installment of the Gaist Crusher franchise.
In the year 2047, mankind discovered a rare metal ore called "Gaimetal", filled with huge amounts of energy. Undermining for these strange metal ores began all over the world. However in 2075, humankind were been constantly attacked by Gaists, a race of metallic creatures whose bodies were encrusted with Gaimetal. Thus the forming of the GCG (also known as "Gaist Crusher Garrison"), an organization tasked with dealing against the Gaist monstrosities.
In 2064, the GCG send out mankind's line of defense: the Gaist Crushers, humans who can wear a special Gaimetal armor called "Gaist Gear", and battle the Gaist, as well as the threat opposed by a mysterious organization called "Erasers".
Gaist Crusher will include both co-operative and competitive multiplayer modes. Toy-exclusive Gaimetals can also be placed upon the 3DS with a Gai Phone-live cover attached to grant rare and exclusive Gaist Gears.
The gameplay plays fairly similar to Lord of Arcana, with most of its combat mechanics bears similar to God Eater, although it usually focuses on combos and techniques. Players must explore the mission map, battling Gaist along the way. At the end of the map, a larger Gaist will appear as the boss, which requires defeating it to complete a mission.
Players can make use of various attacks, as well as using "Gaist Arts" and "Form Changes". When defeating the Gaist down, a special "Crash Chance" appear, in which the player must destroy Gaist's core (which was surrounded with Gaimetal) within a given period of time, rewarding them with a new Gaist Gear once completed.
The three things about this genre is to "equip, transform, and collect". To customize the right character with the correct Gaist Gear from the defeated Gaist bosses, and collect them all.