Digimonstory Cybersleuth Heads West in 2016
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced at its Anime Expo panel on Thursday that it will release the Digimonstory Cybersleuth PlayStation 4/PlayStation Vita game in North and South America in 2016. The company also announced new details for its releases of the Tales of Zestiria game (including a PC version of Tales of Symhponia), as well as the Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment and Sword Art Online: Lost Song games.
Digimonstory Cybersleuth'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. Bandai Namco Entertainment America will release the game in North and South America in 2016. The PS4 version will have a physical release, while the PS Vita version will be digital-only. Bandai Namco Games originally released the game in Japan in March last year.
Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a trailer for the game on Thursday:
Bandai Namco Entertainment America also announced at the panel that the same Tales of Zestiria Collector's Edition previously announced for the game's European release will be available in North America, with the same pre-order bonuses (including the PC version of Tales of Symhponia). Bandai Namco Entertainment America will release the game in North America on PS3, PS4, and PC (via Steam) on October 20. In Europe, the game will debut on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on October 16, followed by the Steam release on October 20. Brazil will then receive the game on October 23. Tales of Zestiria shipped for PlayStation 3 on January 22 in Japan.
Bandai Namco Entertainment America will release the PC version of Tales of Symphonia in 2016. The release will be based off the Tales of Symphonia Chronicles PS3 HD remaster originally released in Japan in October 2013.
Bandai Namco Entertainment America also announced at the panel that it plans to release the Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment director's cut PS4 port on July 28 as a digital-only release. The company will also release the Sword Art Online: Lost Song game this fall.
Sword Art Online: Lost Song will receive a bundle promotion on Sony's PlayStation Network. Those who pre-order the game will also receive the Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment game for free. Pre-orders will cost US$59.99.
Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment is a director's cut port of the Sword Art Online Hollow Fragment PlayStation Vita game with enhanced graphics. The PS Vita game launched digitally in North America and Europe last August. Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment for the PS4 will receive a renewed English translation.
Bandai Namco Entertainment promised a better English translation for Sword Art Online Lost Song in October when it was first announced for overseas localization in Asia. Sword Art Online Lost Song shipped for PS3 and PS Vita in Japan on March 26.
Bandai Namco Entertainment America also began streaming an English trailer for both Sword Art Online games on Thursday.