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Digimon Survive Game Delayed to 2020

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

Anime News Network's coverage of Anime Expo 2019 is sponsored by Yen Press.

Bandai Namco Entertainment America revealed at "The Future of Digimon" panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that the Digimon Survive role-playing game has been delayed to 2020. The game's producer Kazumasa Habu noted that the game's story takes place in a new world outside the Digital World, and it is inspired by Japanese mythology.

The game was previously slated to launch in the West for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2019. The game is also slated for release for PS4 and Switch in Japan in 2019.

In the game's story, Takuma Momotsuka is suddenly transported to a dangerous other world where brutal creatures lurk. Takuma is a second-year junior high school student, and his partner is Agumon.

The conversational parts of the game will be like anime scenes and will feature 2D illustrations. The development of the story and evolution during battle will vary depending on players' choices. In the exploration parts of the game, the keys to the story are scattered around the field, and players will investigate various points of interest. In the battle parts of the game, players will participate in strategy game-style Digimon battles on grid-based fields. Actions will require energy, and players will need to manage its use to win.

Source: "The Future of Digimon" Panel at Anime Expo (Kyle Cardine)

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