2nd is set in the alternate universe seen in episode 26 of the show; the player controls Shinji Ikari as he navigates his home, school, and social life in a now-peaceful "Tokyo-3".
Each character from the original Evangelion makes an appearance but some of their circumstances and personalities have radically changed.
As Asuka points out, he doesn't even really like himself.
Many fans think this indicates that the TV ending is all about acceptance, while the movie is all about rejection.
The final part of the Remake of the Evangelion franchise.
Mana Kirishima is her name, and she quickly enters Shinji's life and becomes somewhat his girlfriend (in a perfectly innocent and shy way).
Misato Katsuragi is now a popular homeroom teacher, and Ritsuko Akagi is the school nurse (however, these two still have their posts at NERV from the original storyline).
Asuka Langley Soryu is Shinji's childhood friend and neighbor, Kaworu Nagisa is an enigmatic playboy type who has known Shinji for years, and Rei Ayanami is a hyperactive transfer student.
Girlfriend of Steel is a semi-interactive movie, to put it simply.
For the most part, it's like watching an extra-long episode of the TV series (I'm not entirely sure where it's set, but Eva-00' is blue, and stuff hasn't started getting crazy yet).