Digimon Adventure PSP's Adventure, Battle Modes Previewed in Videos
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Namco Bandai Games began streaming two videos for the Digimon Adventure PlayStation Portable video game on Thursday. The "adventure version" video chronicles the beginning of Taichi's story with meeting Koromon for the first time, and when Taichi and his friends first meet and battle with Shellmon. The "battle version" video shows how the game's battle system works, including giving commands to Digimon, and a "bond rank" level that, when high enough, allows players to perform "bond combos" with other party members.
The "dramatic RPG" recreates the adventures of Taichi (Tai in the English dub), his Agumon partner, and others. The game will not only depict every episode from the 1999 television anime series, but also the 2000 film Digimon Adventure - Bokura no War Game from director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children) and some original game events. Clearing the main game will reveal a special event where the main characters of various Digimon series meet with mysterious Digimon.
Toshiko Fujita (Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken's Dai, Chihayafuru's Taeko) is once again playing Taichi Yagami (Tai in the English dub), and Chika Sakamoto (Fushigi Yugi's Nuriko, Heartcatch Precure!'s Kaoruko) also returns as Agumon. Other familiar characters include Piyomon/Biyomon (Katori Shigematsu), Sora Takenouchi (Yuko Mizutani), Yamato Ishida/Matt (Yūto Kazama), Gabumon (Mayumi Yamaguchi), Tentomon (Takahiro Sakurai), Koushiro Izumi/Izzy (Umi Tenjin), Joe Kido (Masami Kikuchi), Gomamon (Junko Takeuchi), Palmon (Kinoko Yamada), Mimi Tachikawa (Ai Maeda), Takeru Takaishi/T.K. (Megumi Han), Patamon (Miwa Matsumoto), Hikari Yagami/Kari Kamiya (Kae Araki), and Tailmon/Gatamon (Yuka Tokumitsu).
The voices of Myotismon (Ryûzaburô Ôtomo), Wizardmon (Akira Ishida), Etemon (Yasunori Masutani), Puppetmon (Etsuko Kozakura), and Piedmon (Chikao Ohtsuka) are all reprising their roles, along with the narrator, Hiroaki Hirata. Hiroyuki Kakudō is returning as the game's voice recording director, and the voice audio for the game is over 70 hours long.
The game is the third phase of the 15th anniversary celebration of the Digimon franchise. Namco Bandai Games plans to release the game on January 17. The first copies will include a product code for a "Digivice Ver. Portable" download, and a serial code for obtaining a special combo card set for the social game Digimon Collectors on the GREE mobile platform.