Digimon Survive Survival RPG Revealed for PS4, Switch in 2019
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
This year's September issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Bandai Namco Entertainment is developing the Digimon Survive survival simulation role-playing game for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The game's world will combine 2D and 3D parts, and it is slated to ship 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.
The "Digimon Thanksgiving 2018" event on July 29 will have a "Special Meeting and Latest Game Announcement" presentation in which the staff will reveal more information about the game. The presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. JST and will stream on YouTube.
Bandai Namco Entertainment producer Kazumasa Habu revealed in a December interview that a new Digimon Story game was in the works for PlayStation 4. The latest game in the series, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory, shipped in Japan in December 2017 and in the West in January. The game is available for PS4 and PlayStation Vita, but was developed for PS Vita using the previous Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth game as a base.
Sources: V Jump September issue, Digimon Survive game's official website
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