New Digimon Story Cybersleuth Game Character Unveiled

posted on by Karen Ressler
'Beautiful detective' designed by Suzuhito Yasuda

This year's 44th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump will unveil a new character for Bandai Namco Games' upcoming PlayStation Vita game Digimonstory Cybersleuth on Monday. The new character, Kyōko Kuremi, is a cool and hard-boiled "beautiful detective." Her detective agency serves as the main character's base where they take requests.

The game's story will follow either a female or male protagonist, depending on the player's choice. When strange phenomena begin occurring, the protagonist becomes a "Cybersleuth," and searches for the truth behind the mysteries along with his or her Digimon and their other human allies, Arata Sanada and Nokia Shiromine.

Media Vision is developing the game and Masafumi Takada (Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc) is composing the music. As with the Digimon World Re:Digitize PSP game and its 3DS port Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode, artist and manga creator Suzuhito Yasuda (Durarara!!, Yozakura Quartet, Kamisama Kazoku) will once again provide the character designs for the game. Manga artist Oh! great (Air Gear, Tenjho Tenge) will also design a monster for the game.

The game will involve an active turn-based battle system featuring combo attacks using multiple Digimon along with unique specialty attacks. The main character will have the “Connect Jump” ability, a power he/she obtained during an accident which allows him/her to travel to and from the local server of the digital world. After diving into the network dungeon which normal users cannot access, the player is able to hack through dense security by collecting Digimon.

A representative from Bandai Namco Games Europe stated last month that the company might start considering localization if the online petition to release it reached 50,000 names. The petition has over 53 thousand names.

[Via Kazu, Otakomu]

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