If anyone has known me for an extended period of time, I’m sure that they eventually learned in some way or another that I’m a huge Digimon fan. Maybe not next-level-fan-fiction-fan, but a big fan, nonetheless. It’s also not a surprise that Digimon isn’t that popular, at all, or so one would assume. Although not popular in the West, our Eastern brethren have kept the spark for Digimon alive all these years, and with the transition into new gaming platforms, us fans could only ask for a new Digimon experience.
Last year we saw the release of Digimon All-Star Rumble and, spoiler alert, it was fucking awful. However, there was still hope. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth released in Japan this past March, and had such a successful release that just recently it was announced that Bandai/Namco is set to release it early next year for Western audiences. But wait, that’s not all!
(Now for the subject of today’s post)
Today brought the announcement of a new game set for release next year; Digimon World: Next Order. Shonengamez.com broke the news so it’s only right that I quote them on all of this information…
“An all new digi-adventure is coming! Hot off the heels of Digimon Cyber Sleuth, a new Digmon game is heading to the PS Vita!
Next year we’ll see Takuto, Agumon, Gabumon, and maybe more take on a whole new story!
A number of characters are going to be designed by the artist for Lords of Vermilion III. The game appears to have an open world component in the screenshots, however we’re waiting for more email to drop before confirming that.”
That’s about all we know so far, but that doesn’t stop me from making some safe assumptions. With “Cyber Sleuth” getting a Western port likely to release a year after its initial drop, we can most likely expect the same treatment with this game. It’s also safe to assume the success of “Cyber Sleuth” will determine if there will even be a Western translation for “Next Order”. I’m one of maybe 30 fans, tops, that actually care about this franchise in the US so with that in mind, BandNam wont try and spend money they can’t make back.
All credit goes to Shonengamez.com for the info and scan above.