There’s two camps of fans when it comes to the monster collecting genre – those who love Nintendo’s Pokemon and those who appreciate the Digimon series.
It’s been a good while since those animated digital monsters have appeared in a major video game. On February 2, 2016, Bandai Namco will give all those Digimon their just due in a new RPG – Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth. Loyal fans of the game have already gotten a chance to try the game and its received plenty of high praise. The time for North American and European gamers to see what all the fuss is about is near. This soon to be released RPG may become one of the 1st sleeper hits of the year.
Here’s an in-depth guide on the upcoming launch of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth.
1. This is the 5th Release in the Ongoing Digimon Story Series
The Digimon franchise has been featured in a number of games across multiple genres – RPG’s, fighting games, MMO’s, card battlers and more. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth falls into the category of RPG’s and, more specifically the Story series. Four prior releases in the Story franchise have been seen thus far, which are all listed below:
– Digimon World DS
– Digimon World Dawn and Dusk
– Digimon Story Lost Evolution
– Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars
2. The Main Plotline Allows You to Play as a Male or Female Hacker Who’s Able to Utilize Digimon
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth takes place in two different universes – the real world and digital one. You’ll be given the option to play as a male or female hacker – Takumi or Ami Aiba. Both characters eventually end up with a device known as a “Digimon Capture” when they happen upon an online chat room. This device gives Takumi and Ami the ability to capture, befriend, train and send Digimon into battle against other digital monsters.
Both hackers are sent into the next-generation of the internet in their world (Cyberspace Eden), where they end up being attacked by an evil entity known as an “Eater.” Due to this attack, both characters develop the ability to travel between the real and virtual worlds at will. Kyoko Kuremi, leader of the Kuremi Detective Agency, brings Takumi and Ami onto her team. Both hackers join the cyber division in order to combat the threats that run rampant in the virtual world.
3. 240 Total Digimon Will Be Available to Amass and Train
This RPG features an amazing lineup of popular and lesser known Digimon characters. The total number of Digimon you’ll be able to collect and add to your party comes in at 240. Fans of the anime series will be happy to see series mainstays such as Piyomon, Renamon, Ankylomon and Angemon in the game. Kotaku went all out and listed each and every Digimon that will make an appearance as a playable party member.
4. Turn-Based Battles Make Up the Bulk of Your Digimon Battles
The main gameplay aspects that make up Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth focuses on traveling around the real/virtual worlds and turn-based battles. Your three main Digimon party members will tail you as you make your way around the game’s many environments. Once you head into battle, you’ll be able to command you party members to perform a variety of actions in order to defeat their opponents.
Besides basic attacks, your Digimon will be able to utilize their most powerful abilities in battle. You’ll have a much easier time planning out your next move thanks to the party and enemy order meter seen on the right side of the screen. Of course, the special attacks that each Digimon can pull off all look just as flashy as the ones seen in the animated series. The video posted above delves deeper into how you can acquire each Digimon and fight alongside them in battle.
5. The Special Pre-Order Bonuses for the Game Includes Exclusive Digimon Not Featured in the Japanese Version
The pre-order bonuses that come with Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth’s physical North American release are plentiful. The DLC goodies you’ll receive upon pre-ordering the game includes:
– the Useful Item Set
– the Agumon “Taichi Yagami” costume
– the Agumon “Hero” costume set, Useful Item Set
– two exclusive Digimon that aren’t playable in the Japanese release: Cherubion (Vice) & Beezlebumon (Blast Mode)
– two extra Digimon party members: Blackagumon and Blackgabumon
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