New Digimon project, Digimon Universe: Applimon project announced.
A new Digimon series was announced by Bandai Namco and Toei Animation. The series, revealed as Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters, is intended to be a cross media franchise. Appli Monsters will have an anime, feature magazines, toys, videogames, and more.
The premise behind the new series is smartphone applications. Smartphone apps are home to living AI referred to as appmon (Appli Monsters). There are as many monsters as there are apps in the world. This new series will have no connection to prior series.
This Appli Monsters announcement follows a wave of popularity for the Digimon brand. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth was released in America this February and was well received by fans. Recently, Japan saw the release of Digimon World: Next Order in March for the PlayStation Vita. During this time, a new animated film serving as the sequel to the original TV show, Digimon Tri, has been airing as well.
It's currently unknown what consoles Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters will be released for.
More details will be revealed in June 9 at the International Tokyo Toy Fair.