New Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory Gameplay Footage Reveals More Digimon, Battle Mode
At Anime Expo, Bandai Namco revealed English gameplay footage of the upcoming JRPG, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory. The footage shows the game's protagonist, Keisuke, investigating a cyberspace server to search for the cause of a power plant malfunction, battling his Digimon team against other wild Digimon, and fighting against the source of the malfunction.
Despite all gameplay footage containing the same Digimon team, various news sites such as GameSpot, Gematsu, and IGN have each gotten some wild Digimon exclusive to their own footage. All of the new Digimon shown are detailed below:
Triceramon is an Ultimate level Dinosaur type Digimon who last appeared in Digimon World Championship for the Nintendo DS. Triceramon was also seen in the Digimon Fusion and Digimon Adventure Tri anime series. Triceramon's signature attack is Tri Horn Attack. Triceramon is part of Keisuke's team.
Grademon is an Ultimate level Warrior type Digimon who appeared in the Digimon Fusion anime series. Grademon's signature attacks are Cross Blade and Grade Slash. Hacker's Memory will mark Grademon's first appearance in a Digimon video game. Grademon is part of Keisuke's team.
Sangloupmon is a Champion level Demon Beast type Digimon who has not yet appeared in any Digimon anime series, and was last obtainable in Digimon World Dawn and Dusk on the Nintendo DS. Sangloupmon's signature attacks are Sticker Blade and Black Mind. Sangloupmon is part of Keisuke's team.
Golemon is a Champion level Rock type Digimon who has appeared in the Digimon Adventure 02, Digimon Frontier, and the Digimon Fusion anime series. Golemon was last obtainable in Digimon World Dawn and Dusk. Golemon's signature attacks are Sulfur Plume and Rock Punch. Golemon was revealed as a wild Digimon in IGN's footage.
Coredramon is a Champion level Dragon type Digimon introduced in Digimon World Championship, and comes in green and blue variants. It has not yet appeared in any Digimon anime series. Coredramon's signature attacks are Green Flare Breath, Strike Bomber, and G Shrunen II. Coredramon (Green) appears as one of the wild Digimon in IGN's footage.
Chaosdramon is a Mega level Machine type Digimon and has yet to make an appearance in a Digimon anime series. Hacker's Memory will mark its first appearance in a Digimon console video game. Chaosdramon's signature attacks are Hyper Attack, Destroyed Hook, and Chaos Crusher. Chaosdramon can be seen in all footage as the main target of the mission.
Dinobeemon is an Ultimate level Mutant type Digimon and the alternate DNA digivolution of Stingmon and ExVeemon -- both seen in the Digimon Adventure 02 anime series. Dinobeemon was last obtainable in Digimon World Dawn and Dusk. Dinobeemon's signature attacks are Masquerade and Irritant Buzz. Dinobeemon appears briefly in the reserves of Keisuke's team.
Crescemon is an Ultimate level Demon Man type Digimon introduced in Digimon World Dawn and Dusk and also previously obtainable in Digimon World Championship. Crescemon has not appeared in any Digimon anime series and it's signature attack is Lunatic Dance. Crescemon can be seen briefly in the reserves of Keisuke's team.
Unimon is a Champion level Mythical Animal type Digimon. Unimon was a minor villain and late supporting character in Digimon Adventure, and also made appearances in Digimon Adventure 02 and Digimon Fusion. Unimon was last obtainable in Digimon World Dawn and Dusk, and its signature attacks are Aerial Attack and Aerial Gallop. Unimon appears briefly in the reserves of Keisuke's team.
Volcanomon -- also known as Volcamon -- appeared in the Digimon Frontier anime series and was previously obtainable in Digimon World Dawn and Dusk. Volcanomon's signature attacks are Magma Bass and Tackle Time. Volcanomon appears briefly in the reserves of Keisuke's team, as well as part of the main team temporarily in GameSpot's footage.
Coelamon is a Champion level Ancient Fish type Digimon who appeared in Digimon Adventure 02 as the digivolution of minor character Derek's partner, Crabmon, and also appeared in Digimon Fusion. Coelamon was last obtainable in Digimon World Dawn and Dusk, and it's signature attack is Fossil Bite. Coelamon appears as one of the wild Digimon in Gematsu's footage.
Raremon is a Champion level Ghost type Digimon who first appeared in Digimon Adventure as a follower of the villain, Myotismon. Raremon has also made appearances in Digimon Adventure 02, Digimon Frontier, and Digimon Fusion. Raremon was last obtainable in Digimon World Dawn and Dusk. Its signature attacks are Breath of Decay and Stinking Gas. Raremon appears as one of the wild Digimon in GameSpot's footage.
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In addition to new Digimon, more footage of the game's Domination Battle mode has been revealed. Domination Battles are battles between hackers in Cyberspace, where each hacker can earn points by taking over hacking areas. The first to gain a set number of points -- 30 shown in the video above -- is the winner.
In addition to this, each hacker moves in order of the timeline seen on the right. Hackers are able to move 2 spaces on their own turn, but can only move 1 space when moving to a higher position. Once hackers come in contact with each other, they battle with their Digimon.
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory is the sequel to Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth and will release on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in late 2017 in Japan and sometime in 2018 for the U.S. and other Western territories.
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