Digimon World: Re:Digitize Game's 4 Promos Streamed

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RPG to feature battle tower with characters from 1999 Digimon Adventure TV anime

The video game news website Famitsu began streaming adventure, upbringing, battle, and stadium promotional videos on Thursday. The videos introduce the game's story, monster raising techniques, battle mode, and stadium battle arena.

The protagonist is a 14-year-old boy whose hobby is riding road bikes. Thanks to a certain incident, he is lost in the Digital World — the world where the data creatures known as Digimon live. He investigates the truth behind the desertion of Digimon from one district on File Island, the creatures' home. Nicolai "Nico" Petrov is both a good friend of the nameless protagonist and his rival. He is passionate with a strong sense of justice, and his Digimon is the silent, stoic Mirage Gaogamon. Akiho Rindō is a cheerful and curious girl whose Digimon is the gentle Garudamon.

The protagonist supports his partner Digimon as they travel across the island and battle enemy monsters. The evolution of Digimon partners depends on how players raise the monsters. The game will feature normal and bonus training modes to strengthen Digimon. Players can compete against friends' Digimon or team up for cooperative battles.

The "Digitower" also suddenly appears in the Digital World, and real-world players can use the arena to battle against each other's Digimon and move up the ranks. Characters from the original 1999 Digimon Adventure television anime series also appear to block the protagonist's path as he progresses through the tower.

Suzuhito Yasuda (Durarara!!, Yozakura Quartet) returned to create the game's character designs. In May, Shueisha's V Jump magazine streamed a video for the game that featured anime footage. Namco Bandai Games also posted a television commercial for the game last month.

Bandai Namco Games will release the "digital monster-raising role-playing game" as the first Digimon title for the PlayStation Portable system on July 19. The game's retail price will be 5,230 yen (about US$66).

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