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Digimon Survive Game's Trailer, Gameplay Videos Revealed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
PS4/Switch survival RPG ships in Japan in 2019

Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a teaser trailer for its Digimon Survive role-playing game on Sunday. The video outlines the game's premise, and shows some battle and story scenes.

Bandai Namco Entertainment also held a "Special Meeting and Latest Game Announcement" live stream event on Sunday that showed gameplay footage from the game. The first video shows the adventure game elements as the player character Takuma talks to other characters and investigates the objects in a room. (Footage starts at 1:25:25 until 1:28:33 in video below.)

The second video shows the tactical RPG battle system, where allies and enemies move in a grid-based system and perform attacks using energy points. (Footage starts at 1:29:47 until 1:31:50 in video below.)

The game is slated for release on the PlayStation 4 and Switch 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.

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.

Source: Bandai Namco Entertainment's YouTube channel via Hachima Kikō

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