New Digimon Survive Screenshots Show Off The Game’s World
The Digi-World of Digimon has been explored numerous times since the series’ debut in the 90s, whether it be through several anime, various manga, or the advent of quite a few video games. The next title to bring focus to the franchise is the upcoming Digimon Survive, taking the series’ Pokémon-esque premise into visual novel territory with gameplay reflecting that of a tactical RPG. Having announced a Western release last year, this unique adaptation has now received new screenshots showing off the game’s characters and world.
Revealed by Bandai Namco (via Digimon Tweets on Twitter), a new batch of screenshots feature several prominent Digimon in the midst of strategy-infused battle as well as narrative-style conversation. We also get a look at a few characters that appear to serve a role in the game’s story, which notably includes Saki Kimijima, a character partnered with the plant-like Floramon and described as “a natural optimist who does things based on how she feels.” Check out the new screenshots below.
— Digimon Tweets 🇧🇷 (@JP_Excelsior) December 25, 2019
Saki Kimijima, from Digimon Survive!!
We already saw her on the intro, but now we know more about her!!
“A natural optimist who does things based on how she feels.”
— Digimon Tweets 🇧🇷 (@JP_Excelsior) December 22, 2019
The looks we’ve seen of the game so far certainly gave the impression of a nostalgia-driven Digimon adventure, but it appears this Digimon Survive will instead take place outside the series’ usual locale of the Digital World. In a panel at this year’s Anime Expo, Bandai Namco confirmed the game would be influenced by “Japanese mythology and spirituality,” with protagonists eventually “spirited away into this other World.” User Digimon Tweets recalled the announcement in the post below.
“The World of Digimon Survive takes place not in the usual Digital World, but in a World rooted in japanese mythology and spirituality. So this kids are all in the future studying japanese mythology and sudenlly the are sprited away into this other World”#Digimon #DigimonSurvive pic.twitter.com/yqQlh3XfKQ
— Digimon Tweets 🇧🇷 (@JP_Excelsior) July 22, 2019
Digimon Survive will release for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime in 2020.
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