Update 2: : The game will also come to Europe in 2016
Update: The game will also be released physically on PS4.
At Anime Expo, Japanese video game publisher Bandai Namco Games have announced that a localisation of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth will be releasing in North America next year for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Both versions will be available Digitally, on the PlayStation Network Store, and the PS4 version will have a physical release.
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is a turn based RPG, developed by Media.Vision and published by Bandai Namco Games, set in the world of Digimon. It follows a different cast of characters from the anime, but do feature all the favourite Digimon types. The game itself features traditional battles, breeding, Digivolving and training. Players will also be able to traverse and explore digital towns outside of dungeons and battles with their Digimon companions. It released in Japan for the Vita only on March 12.
The character designs of the game were done by Suzuhito Yasuda, who did the character designs for Devil Survivor, Durarara!! and is the creator of Yozakura Quartet. You can play as either a female or male protagonist in this dungeon crawler RPG, where you will be able to team up with various Digimon to defeat various enemies and bosses.
Here is the announcement trailer of the game, released at AX2015:
Fans have been previously asking Bandai Namco for a localisation for the game, where an online petition has garnered over 65,000 signatures.
Here is the synopsis of the game:
Set in the near future, the line between the real and digital worlds is blurred. Logging into cyberspace is part of everyday life. For one teenager, a harmless on-line chat spawns a chance encounter with a mysterious hacker. Little did this teen know, this brief meeting would lead to a digi-monumental adventure.
And a large selection of screenshots of the Japanese release of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth:
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth will be released on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2016 digitally via the PlayStation Network store, with a additionally physical release for the PS4. No plans for a physical release has been announced and neither a European release thus far.
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