With the arrival of the 20th anniversary in 2018 for the Digimon franchise, Bandai announced the new franchise game called Digimon Survive. What will be the plot of this new Digimon game, and when will it be released? Is the new Digimon coming this year? In this blog, we will discuss everything we know about Digimon Survive in detail. Digimon is a Japanese media franchise from Bandai Namco that began in 1997. Digimon focuses on the titular monster characters. These monsters come from the parallel world of Earth called Digital World.
The Digimon franchise is said to be the counterpart of the female Tamagotchi. The debut of this new Tamagotchi was very successful and later gained more success with other media, such as anime adaptation or movie adaptation. The first anime adaptation called Digimon Adventures had another impact, which helped the franchise gain more viewership. There are nine anime adaptations and over 10 films in the Digimon franchise. There are also manga adaptations, manhua adaptations, etc.
Digimon Survive: Everything We Know
With the first announcement in 2018, Digimon fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of Digimon Survive. What is it anyway and what will players have to do? Digimon Survive is a new visual novel video game from Witchcraft, and Bandai Namco will publish it. The Visual Novel game will mainly focus on survival and role-playing elements.
The developers, Witchcraft, said the Survive will have a darker tone than its predecessor.
In the game, players will take on the role of a teenager, Takuma Momozuka. Takuma goes on a school camping trip with his classmates.
During this trip, Takuma goes to a local temple to investigate the legend of the “Beast Gods”, along with Aoi Shibuya and Minoru Hyuuga. During this investigation, they hear a scream and run towards him to find out more. Akuma, Aoi, and Minoru then witness their classmates being attacked by Digimons.
This makes the whole class realize that they have somehow traveled to another strange new world, where there are monsters. Takuma and his classmates must then fight and learn a way to return to their own world.
The characters we currently know for Digimon Survive are:
- Takuma Momozuka
- Minoru Hyuga
- Aoi Shibuya
- Saki Kimijima
- Ryou Tominaga
- Shuuji Kayama
- Kaito Shinonome
- Miu Shinonome
Digimon Survive will be a Visual Novel where player choices matter. Like any other role-playing game, the consequences of a wrong choice can lead to the death of characters, whether they are friends or enemies. The choices will also decide the Digimon’s Digivolution and story progression.
There will be several types of gameplay types in the game.
- Dramatic parts – In the dramatic parts, Digimon Survive will use text-based adventures to tell the story.
- Free action – In Free Action, players can interact with other characters and find a way to advance the story.
- Research action – In the search action, players must find a way to survive
- Free Battle – In Free Battle, players will enter certain areas to train their Digimons. It will also offer collectibles.
Digimon Survive has multiple endings, both good and bad. It will also provide multiple paths and Digivolution depending on the choices.
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Digimon Survive: Release date
When can players expect Digimon Survive 20th Anniversary Celebration Special to release? Bandai Namco first announced this in 2018 in the July issue of V Jump. The Digimon Survive trailer arrived the same year, along with the western release plan.
Digimon Survive is experiencing various delays throughout 2019, 2020, and 2021. The original release plan was in the third quarter of 2021. Bandai Namco then declared another delay with the release window sometime in 2022. For l At the moment, Bandai Namco has not released any news for the release of Survive.
Fans should keep their fingers crossed for the release date announcement. They should also expect another delay, if nothing else. Digimon Survive will be released for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. On Microsoft Windows, the game will be released on Steam but no details are available regarding the Epic Games Store release.
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