Strategy JRPG Digimon Survive Heads West in 2019

The digital monster franchise returns with its first strategy JRPG.

The digital monster franchise returns with its first strategy JRPG.

Bandai Namco has announced that Digimon Survive, a strategy JRPG based on the Digimon franchise, will be heading to North America and Europe in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Digimon Survive stars a group of teenagers, including leader Takuma Momozuka, who get lost during a school camping trip and end up in the digital world, similar to the beginning of the Digimon Adventure anime series.

Digimon Survive features grid-based battles where actions consume energy, which must be appropriately managed to achieve victory. Energy can also be used to help Digimon allies digivolve and gain an advantage in battle.

Besides turn-based battles, Digimon Survive will also feature visual-novel style story scenes, as well as areas to explore and investigate where hidden keys will be found. As the game progresses player choices will impact how their Digimon allies digivolve, as well as how the story plays out and how it ends. 

Digimon Survive celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Digimon anime, and features character designs by Uichi Ukumo and music by composer Tomoki Miyoshi (I Am Setsuna, Soul Calibur V).

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and info on Digimon Survive as it develops. 


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