Digimon  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Digimon  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Digimon Adventure Anime Reboot Gets First English Trailer https://www.gameskinny.com/6dkwk/digimon-adventure-anime-reboot-gets-first-english-trailer https://www.gameskinny.com/6dkwk/digimon-adventure-anime-reboot-gets-first-english-trailer Fri, 06 Mar 2020 12:05:41 -0500 Joshua Broadwell

The Digimon story first begun in 1999 might be coming to an end with Digimon Adventure: Last Adventure Evolution this summer, but that doesn't mean the end of everything. The very first Digimon anime, Digimon Adventure, is getting remade for a new age, and Toei just released the first English trailer for it.

Digimon Adventure 2020 is billed as a completely new take on the classic Digimon story. It still stars Tai and Agumon, of course. But it adopts a different approach to the digital world and our connection with it, "now that the Digital World and real world are closer to each other than ever before" reads Toei's description.

We don't get to see much else in the trailer, other than learning the network went wild, and the DigiDestined have to save the world. Since the DigiDestined are involved, we can more than likely expect to see Tai's friends like Matt, T.K., and Kari as well.

Digimon Adventure airs in April in Japan. Since the English trailer was released shortly after the Japanese one, hopefully we'll see the English dub soon after it launches in Japan too.

Between the new Digimon anime, the new Digimon movie, and Digimon Survive, 2020 is set to be a full year for the series.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Digimon news as it develops.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch and PC https://www.gameskinny.com/dr15l/digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-complete-edition-coming-to-nintendo-switch-and-pc https://www.gameskinny.com/dr15l/digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-complete-edition-coming-to-nintendo-switch-and-pc Mon, 08 Jul 2019 09:09:22 -0400 Erroll Maas

At the Future of Digimon panel during Anime Expo 2019, Bandai Namco revealed that Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition would be coming to Nintendo Switch and PC on October 18, 2019.

This complete edition includes both the original Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth game as well as Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory, which shows the story of the original game from another side. It is currently unknown if the complete edition will have any exclusive content or feature previously exclusive content.

The first Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth game released in Japan for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on March 12, 2015. The western localization was announced at Anime Expo 2015 and launched in North America on February 2, 2016 and in Europe on February 5, 2016.

The following game, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory launched for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on December 14, 2017 and worldwide on January 19, 2018.

The western version of Hacker's Memory did not include a feature which allows players to transfer their Digimon from an original Cyber Sleuth save file, which was present in the Japanese version. It is currently unknown if the complete edition will now include this feature.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition will launch worldwide for Nintendo Switch and PC on October 18, 2019. Here's to hoping for some more information from Bandai Namco over the coming months.

Digimon ReArise Shares First Screenshots and Website https://www.gameskinny.com/2jenc/digimon-rearise-shares-first-screenshots-and-website https://www.gameskinny.com/2jenc/digimon-rearise-shares-first-screenshots-and-website Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:52:35 -0500 Erroll Maas

Upcoming mobile game Digimon ReArise, previously known as Digimon Realize due to a translation error, has revealed screenshots along with the launch of a new website.

The Digimon ReArise Twitter page has also teased that a brand-new Digimon will be featured in the game. From the silhouette shown, it seems to resemble a porcupine or hedgehog.

Digimon ReArise will have players befriending various Digimon in a "Digi-Town" and fighting against an evil force only known as "Spiral."

Digimon ReArise is planned to release on iOS and Android in Japan in 2018. It is currently unknown when or if the game will release outside of Japan.

2017 marked the 20th anniversary of the Digimon franchise. The latest game in the franchise, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory, released for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan on November 14, 2017, and in North America and Europe on January 19, 2018. Check out our useful beginner's guide for those currently playing the game.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory Review https://www.gameskinny.com/komi8/digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory-review https://www.gameskinny.com/komi8/digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory-review Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:54:51 -0500 Autumn Fish

In Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory, you play as a young guy who is after revenge against a hacker who stole his personal account -- which is something akin to personal identification in the digitized world of EDEN that coexists with the real world. In his quest to recover his account, he falls in with a vigilante hacker group and discovers digital monsters called Digimon.

He quickly forms a bond with these Digimon and pairs up with them in order to defend himself against other hackers and their own powerful Digimon. Through experience earned over countless battles, the Digimon with him will grow and Digivolve into even more powerful and spectacular creatures.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory Review

It's a familiar formula, collecting monsters and battling with them. I've sunk several hours into games like it, but I can't say I've ever picked up a Digimon game before now. It's been quite the experience for me, to say the least. There's a lot of good to be had here, but there's also a fair bit that I'm not fond of.

The Good

I found the battle system and the Digimon themselves a lot more interesting than I thought I would. For starters, Digimon compete against each other in 3-vs-3 teams. Sometimes you'll find about four wild Digimon together, or have extra allies on your team, but as a general rule, a single hacker can only command three Digimon at once.

Always having a bunch of Digimon in the field certainly makes battles interesting. However, instead of a traditional turn-based system where each team takes turns attacking, every individual Digimon actually has their own spot in the order of battle. The turn order is displayed on the right side of the screen and is entirely subject to change depending on what moves are used, making combat feel more lively than a typical turn-based game.

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory Review The Good

And of course, like any good monster battling game, there's not one but two strategic typing charts. Each Digimon has a Type and an Attribute that affect their strengths and defenses. Types are the main classification, and they determine whether your attacks are essentially super effective or not very effective. Attributes, on the other hand, merely boost your damage a smidge if they are strong against the opposing Digimon, but your damage will never be weakened by them. I really had to consider which Types and Attributes I was filling my team with to make sure I had decent coverage across the board.

The Digimon themselves are intriguing, too. I never knew that Digimon were so fluid; one Digimon can Digivolve into several different species of Digimon. They can also De-Digivolve back into any of the potential previous forms of a Digimon. All throughout these evolutions, the Digimon gain various unique skills from each form. There looks to be a lot of strategy and customization to be had in raising a Digimon up a certain path so that they have the Skills you want when they reach their final form.

Additionally, I like the idea of scanning Digimon to gradually gather enough data in order to make one of your own. It's nice not to have to worry about specifically finding wild Digimon since you can just as easily scan other hackers' Digimon. The process can become a little grindy, though.

The Eh ...

While I found the core gameplay enticing, I was a little put off by the learning curve, the plot pacing, and the writing. While I found the gameplay and systems engaging, a lot of things came across as unintuitive. I felt overwhelmed early on, like I didn't know much of what I was doing. While combat quickly clicked with me, the rest of the game wasn't always so plainly explained.

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory Review The Eh

The game tells you where you need to go through dialogue, and doesn't indicate that you have any way to double-check your destination until hours in, which led to me getting quite lost whenever I spaced through text. It turns out there's an easily accessible NPC you can converse with to hear your objective at any time, which kind of saves it, but it's hard to call it intuitive. I've heard this game is much like the original Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, so returning players shouldn't be too overwhelmed by the learning curve, but new players, I suspect, will be.

The pacing of the story was a bit odd, but not unfamiliar to me. It's a cycle where you start or end a chapter with a main-plot segment and then fill in the gap-time with side missions. Some of these missions are required to progress the story, and while they do offer a humorous diversion and some extra insight into the lore of the world, they don't typically tie into the main plot, which harms the momentum slightly.

The plot itself is pretty interesting. It's not exactly gripping, but it doesn't put me to sleep either. The writing is chuckle-worthy at times, though it occasionally misses the mark. Unfortunately, the cut-scenes tend to really drag out and are totally unskippable to boot, which really creates problems when you take a look at the checkpoint system.

The Bad

In fact, it's almost as if there isn't a checkpoint system. If all of your Digimon get knocked out in battle, then you're kicked back to the title menu, left to continue from wherever you last saved. You might be inclined to think that isn't so bad -- after all, plenty of popular games these days roll you back to your last save upon death. However, many of those games also feature auto-saving at certain intervals, whereas this one absolutely does not. Saving is completely your responsibility, gosh forbid it ever slip your mind.

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory Review The Bad

It just makes the game feel antiquated, and it doesn't stop there. The odd menu layout makes it unintuitive to navigate, and moving around the world feels weirdly constricted in the sense that you're strictly confined to tight spaces even when they should feel more open -- and you can't even turn the camera. Additionally, many level designs in EDEN quickly begin to feel repetitive as you make your way through them. While the scenery can change a tad, many of the map layouts just end up feeling repetitive.

Altogether, the game feels clunky in my hands. I feel like I'm playing a JRPG from the last console generation, which isn't necessarily all that bad, but it's not exactly compelling to me, either.

The Verdict

Overall, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory is a pretty solid monster collecting game, though I wouldn't say it really shines anywhere else. If you're itching to duke it out with digital monsters on your PS4 or Vita, then this could be a solid pick-up for you.

I suspect that this game is pretty dang cool for fans of the series, though I can't speak for them. For newcomers, however, I suggest holding your breath. If you like the unique concept of Digimon a lot and aren't bothered by the game's setbacks, you'll likely really enjoy this title. If not, then this is probably going to be a challenging one to sink your teeth into.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory is available now on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita for $60 or $40 respectively.

Waiting for the game to download? Be sure to check out our beginner's guide!

Note: Review copy provided by the publisher.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory Gets New Story Trailer Prior to Western Release https://www.gameskinny.com/ipa3v/digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory-gets-new-story-trailer-prior-to-western-release https://www.gameskinny.com/ipa3v/digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory-gets-new-story-trailer-prior-to-western-release Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:01:04 -0500 Erroll Maas

Bandai Namco Entertainment America has released a story trailer for upcoming release Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory.

Hacker's Memory will take place at the same time as the first Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, this time telling the story from the perspective of amnesiac protagonist Keisuke Amasawa, who has been accused of a crime he has no memory of. Players will be able to change Keisuke's name and will have to collect "Hacker's Memory" items so they will be able to solve the mystery behind the missing memories.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory released in Japan for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita  on November 14, 2017, and will release in the U.S. and Europe on January 19, 2017. The game will feature over 320 obtainable Digimon, 30 new maps, and an improved online mode. Those who have preordered the game will receive several bonus Digimon and costumes.

Recently, it was revealed that four new Digimon as well as a fifth unknown Digimon will be added to Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory through a free update after a successful Twitter campaign. It was also revealed that a separate Digimon Story game is currently in development.

Stayed tuned to GameSkinny for more Digimon game news as it develops.

Digimon ReArise Revealed for Smartphones https://www.gameskinny.com/5fx1v/digimon-rearise-revealed-for-smartphones https://www.gameskinny.com/5fx1v/digimon-rearise-revealed-for-smartphones Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:27:30 -0500 Erroll Maas

A new game based on the Digimon franchise, known as Digimon ReArise, has been revealed for smartphones in the latest issue of V Jump.

In Digimon ReArise, players will cultivate friendships with both new and familiar Digimon in a Digi-Town while they try to stop an unknown threat from harming both the real and digital worlds.

Character designs featured in Digimon Realize will be created by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru, who has previously worked on various Digimon anime series and movies in addition to Dragon Ball, Naruto, and One Piece.

No footage or screenshots of the game have yet been shown, although sources have indicated that the game seems to be a cross between Digimon World-style graphics and Animal Crossing-style gameplay.

Digimon ReArise is planned for a 2018 release on iOS and Android devices in Japan.

The last Digimon mobile game to be released, Digimon Links, was released on iOS and Android devices in Japan on March 24, 2016, and released worldwide on October 3, 2017.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for the latest Digimon game news.

Four New Digimon Revealed for Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory https://www.gameskinny.com/gv8ht/four-new-digimon-revealed-for-digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory https://www.gameskinny.com/gv8ht/four-new-digimon-revealed-for-digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:54:39 -0500 Erroll Maas

After a successful 2018 retweet campaign, Bandai Namco has revealed four new Digimon which will be added to Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory through a free update.

The new Digimon are Ryudamon (Rookie level); Ginryumon (Champion level); Hisyaryumon (Ultimate level); and Owryumon (Megal level). These Digimon are all part of the same digivolution line and  were previously only obtainable in the Digimon Battle and Digimon Masters MMORPGs.

What's notable about the Mega-level Digimon Owryumon is that it can combine with fellow Mega-level Digimon Alphamon (pictured above) to become Alphamon Ouryuken. Although it has not yet been confirmed whether Alphamon will be obtainable, it was previously obtainable in the first Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth video game, and a fifth new Digimon has also been announced to be added through a free update (but it has not yet been revealed). Alphamon Ouryuken was also only previously obtainable in Digimon Masters.

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory released in Japan for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on December 14, 2017, and will release in North America and Europe on January 19,2018. The PlayStation Vita version released in the West will be digital only. Those who pre-order either version of the game will receive exclusive Digimon and costumes.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory news leading up to its Western release.

New Digimon Story Game Now in Development https://www.gameskinny.com/a7dnv/new-digimon-story-game-now-in-development https://www.gameskinny.com/a7dnv/new-digimon-story-game-now-in-development Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:19:27 -0500 Erroll Maas

In an interview with 4Gamer.net, producer Kazumasa Haba revealed that another Digimon Story game, separate from the upcoming Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory, is currently in development. 

After discussing the success of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth both in Japan and overseas and how the PlayStation 4 version Digimon World: Next Order is a port of the PlayStation Vita version, Haba revealed:

"It would have been made based on PlayStation 4 hardware, but then we would have had to rebuild the game engine for PlayStation 4, as well redo the graphics. If we did that, it would take about three to four years to make a good game from scratch. In that case, it would have been quite a long gap from Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth.

We consider “not dampening the fans’ enthusiasm” extremely important in continuing the Digimon IP, and for that reason it is important to regularly offer content.

So, while working on a completely new Digimon Story project, I thought I could offer a new story that depicts another side of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth called Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory as not to dampen the fans’ enthusiasm."

After being asked to clarify his previous statement, Haba then continued:

"Regarding Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory, officially we refer to it a “new title in the Cyber Sleuth series” rather than “new title in the Digimon Story series,” and in reality there is reason for that. That includes my desire to reliably provide content for fans who enjoyed the previous titles."

You can read the full translated exchange on Gematsu.

No other information is known about this new Digimon Story title, but we will continue updating as more is revealed. Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory will be out for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on December 14 in Japan and on January 19, 2018, in North America and Europe.

Digimon Links Will Have A Western Release https://www.gameskinny.com/ffw1r/digimon-links-will-have-a-western-release https://www.gameskinny.com/ffw1r/digimon-links-will-have-a-western-release Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:53:41 -0400 Erroll Maas

Bandai Namco has revealed that Digimon Links -- a mobile game based on the Digimon franchise that released in Japan as Digimon Linkz last year -- will be coming to Western territories in the future.

In Digimon Links, players will obtain Digimon and use them in 3-on-3 battles that are somewhat similar to battles in the Digimon Story video game series. Each Digimon will have its own set of unique Leader Skills, Signature Skills, and Legacy Skills. Digimon will also have different attributes and resistances that players have to keep in mind when engaging foes in battle. Players will also be able to create facilities that can help make their Digimon stronger and offer various additional effects.

The Western release date has not yet been announced, but Android users can pre-register for the game through Google Play. The game will also include in-app purchases to speed up player progress and enhance other gameplay elements.

Japanese Box Art, Limited Edition Revealed for Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory https://www.gameskinny.com/26lum/japanese-box-art-limited-edition-revealed-for-digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory https://www.gameskinny.com/26lum/japanese-box-art-limited-edition-revealed-for-digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:04:11 -0400 Erroll Maas

Bandai Namco has revealed the box art for the upcoming game Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory in addition to a limited edition "Digimon 20th Anniversary Box" and First-Print bonuses.

The Limited Edition box includes:

  • An anime sound edition of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory
  • A Digimon Story Visual Art Book
  • A copy of the Hacker's Memory original soundtrack
  • A download code for NX Edge Style Body Digimon: Gallantmon and Alphamon
  • A special 20th anniversary box

You can check out the box art and other goodies inside the Limited Edition box below.

The first-print bonus will include two brand new exclusive obtainable Digimon, Sistermon Noir and Sistermon Blanc, as well as the NX Edge Style Body Digimon, Omnimon NX, and extra costumes for the protagonist.

At this time, it is unknown if the limited edition and first-print bonuses in the West will be the same as what's just been announced for Japan.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory releases for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan on December 14, 2017 and early 2018 in North America and Europe.

What's In A Name? How Digimon Story Stole the Digimon World Name for Western Audiences https://www.gameskinny.com/r9vea/whats-in-a-name-how-digimon-story-stole-the-digimon-world-name-for-western-audiences https://www.gameskinny.com/r9vea/whats-in-a-name-how-digimon-story-stole-the-digimon-world-name-for-western-audiences Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:05:37 -0400 Erroll Maas

Digimon, short for Digital Monsters, started as a spin-off of Bandai's Tamagotchi virtual pet toys. But the franchise took on a life of its own -- spawning multiple anime series, a handful of movies, video games, toys, and even several different card games.

The first and perhaps most well-known of the Digimon video games is the Digimon World series, originally developed for the Sony PlayStation. While most players in the West might assume that the majority of Digimon games are part of the World series, this isn't actually true. In fact, many of the games that the West knows to be part of Digimon World's lineup are actually other series that were simply published for Western audiences under the Digimon World name. 

Some western fans still don't realize that Digimon World and Digimon Story are two separate series -- so let's try to clear up some of the confusion by looking at the perplexing history of the Digimon World series in the West and why they took the different monikers they did. 

Four Very Different Games

The first four Digimon World games -- which are all under the Digimon World name worldwide -- all have distinct differences from each other. Though they keep certain gameplay features intact, there's a lot of variation in the experiences between them. So it's sort of intriguing that they all share a series name. It's difficult to determine whether the distinction between these World games was due to experimentation with different gameplay formulas, an effort to create or coincide with other Digimon trends, or a combination of both. 

The original Digimon World, released in 2000 for America, tried to capitalize on the success of the franchise's toys and anime series. The gameplay revolved around raising a single Digimon from egg form, then engaging it in battles in order to evolve its forms. The forms a player's Digimon would evolve into depended on how it was raised -- closely following the caretaking of the original virtual pets that spawned this game. Paying attention to your Digimon was the central aspect of gameplay in this entry, as players needed to feed, rest, and otherwise tend to their pocket companion.

Oddly enough, Digimon World 2, 3, and 4 abandoned this style of gameplay, and fans didn't see it again until Digimon World Championship released in 2008.

New Digivolution in Digimon World 2

When it was released for North America in 2001, Digimon World 2 was the first game in the series to launch after the anime began airing. With gameplay that was vastly different than its predecessor, the player's initial experience felt rather similar to Pokémon or Monster Rancher, both of which had their first sequels released just a year earlier. 

Digimon World 2's gameplay saw the player exploring dungeons with a team of up to three Digimon. They could still evolve and be trained, but no longer needed to be rested, fed, or taken to the bathroom like the original game. The exploration and combat encounters took center stage here, rather than the more nurturing aspect that Digimon World relied heavily on.

This sequel also added a new digivolution concept known as DNA Digivolution, which allowed the player to combine two Digimon into one -- but the resulting Digimon would be one level lower than its parents. This also allowed the resulting Digimon to level up further than either of its parents. 

Digimon World 3 Makes Digivolution Temporary

The next entry in the series kept the DNA digivolution element, but changed pretty much everything else about the formula once again. 

Oddly enough, this game released in North America first in 2002, then came to Japan and Europe later that year. Unlike the first two games, this third entry in the series was more of a traditional RPG that took place in an MMORPG in which the players and other friends could get trapped (a popular concept at the time, as evidenced by the Bandai-published title .hack). Though the player still had three Digimon partners, battles were fought one-on-one, and creatures could be switched out, much like a Pokémon game. 

Digimon World 3 was the first in the series to feature random encounters as opposed to running into Digimon on the map. Although normal digivolution and DNA digivolution were still included in the game, the way these systems worked was changed once again so that each Digimon was allowed to bring three forms into battle. 

It was also the last Digimon World entry to appear on the original PlayStation. 

Digimon World 4 Ditches the Turn-Based RPG Formula

The successor to Digimon World 3 was a considerable departure from the gameplay of any past games in the series. Digimon World 4 was released worldwide in 2005 for the PS2, GameCube, and Xbox. It was based on the Digimon X-Evolution animated movie -- and even went so far as to reuse a few scenes from the film. 

Instead of being a monster-raising RPG like its predecessors, Digimon World 4 was a four-player co-op hack-and-slash adventure where players took the role of certain Digimon. These playable Digimon used weapons and elemental magic rather than the special attacks fans were familiar with, and could gain a digivolution after meeting certain requirements. 

In spite of its name implying that it's another entry in the main series of games, Digimon World 4 is actually a spin-off rather than a true numbered successor. The stark departure in gameplay was a shock to Western fans who were totally unaware of the Digimon X Evolution film at the time of the game's release.

So What's With The Shared Names?

If these Digimon World games were all so different, wouldn't they have warranted different names? Perhaps so, but Bandai didn't seem to think so. 

Carrying the World name across these four distinct entries might have been an effort to keep fans flocking to a more familiar name in spite of each game not being a true sequel to its predecessors. This sort of decision isn't unprecedented -- and is similar to what we've seen in series like Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest. So this may have been Bandai's justification for putting a few more titles under the same name in the West, despite prodigious differences between each game. 


More Confusion for the West

Though some Western players were jarred by the starkly different gameplay of the Digimon 4 spinoff/main series entry, but the real confusion began when the Digimon Story series began in Japan. 

If you look at the covers pictured above, you might think that you're looking at two different games that share a franchise name. But in fact, besides the language of each one, these games are exactly the same title published under totally different series names in different regions.

Released for Japan in 2006 on Nintendo DS, Digimon Story was published under the Digimon World name in the West, despite being part of a separate series.

Dubbed Digimon World DS, this game took a more Pokémon-like approach to its gameplay, while also implementing some unique elements. Players controlled a team of three Digimon -- similar to Digimon World 2 and 3 -- with three more as backup. Battles were either three-on-three encounters, or three-on-one for certain bosses. New Digimon could be obtained by battling them repeatedly until their data was 100% scanned. The game featured over 230 Digimon to discover, and those not in use could be stored in Digi-Farms (similar to the PC in Pokémon games). These Digimon could only evolve by collecting experience from defeating certain species of Digimon, achieving a certain aptitude level, or increasing friendship.

At the time of its release, Digimon World DS was praised as one of the best games in the Digimon World series -- even though it was technically part of another series entirely. Either way, it marked a true return of Digimon RPGs in the West.

The West Gets A Game Based on an Anime Series

The second game to adopt the Digimon World name in the West was Digimon World Data Squad, released in 2007 for PS2. Known as a spinoff called Digimon Savers: Another Episode in Japan, this game was based on the Digimon Data Squad anime series. 

This was the first Digimon game to feature English dubbed voice acting, and the only Digimon game to feature cel-shaded graphics. Digivolution in this title shared some similarities with the first true Digimon World game, as the form into which a Digimon would evolved was affected by how the player took care of it. But it also introduced a new method of digivolution known as the Galactica Evolution System -- which determined what Digimon the player's partner would digivolve into. 

Though this game is not an actual part of the Digimon World series, it's almost understandable that it would borrow the World name for the West, since the anime series didn't air in those regions until around a month later. As such, Digimon World Data Squad was able to continue the fandom around the World series, while also making Western fans aware of the new anime series. 

A Double Dose of DS Digimon

Several years after the release of the original Digimon World DS, a two-version sequel -- Digmon World Dawn and Dusk -- hit DS consoles in the West. However, this was part of the Story series in Japan, dubbed Digimon Story Sunburst and Moonlight. This entry in the franchise introduced several new Digimon, finished out previously incomplete or mixed-up digivolution lines, and reintroduced the DNA digivolution popularized by Digimon World 2 and 3

Because it was a sequel to Digimon World DS, it obviously would have been a mistake not to use the Digimon World name. Unaware Western fans probably would have been confused by the sudden title change, especially given the similarities between these sequels and their predecessors. 

These two DS games were the next-to-last Digimon games to release in the West before a long hiatus -- and they were the last Digimon Story games (though they didn't go by that name) that saw a Western release until 2016.

The End of an Era

The last game to release under the Digimon World moniker for Western audiences was Digimon World Championship. Known solely as Digimon Championship in Japan, this title was a bit closer in gameplay to the original game that spawned the Digimon World name. 

In battle, Digimon chose which attacks they used instead of being told. The game also introduced several new Digimon with the Dracomon digivolution line. 

But due to its departure from the gameplay of the two previous Nintendo DS games, Digimon World Championship saw relatively poor reception -- so maybe relying on the World name wasn't such a great choice in this case. 

Either way, Digimon World Championship was the last Digimon-raising game the West would see for many years -- and it was the very last Digimon game to ever receive a Digimon World name change for Western audiences.

The Names in the West Are Finally Fixed

Though the West saw a few Digimon games here and there after the sub-par release of Digimon World Championship -- like the Digimon All-Star Rumble fighting game or the Digimon Heroes! match-3 mobile game -- there were no other Digimon RPGs released until 2016's Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth for PS4 and PS Vita. 

This was the first game in the Digimon Story series that didn't get a name change to Digimon World for Western audiences, and it was also the first one to see a release on both handheld and home consoles. Cyber Sleuth borrowed from and built upon many of the gameplay elements from Digimon World DS and its sequels, Digimon World Dawn and Dusk. 

2017 saw the release of yet another Digmon World game, called Digimon World: Next Order. This was a true sequel to the original Digimon World series -- so much so that it kept the World name worldwide. The game provided a modern update to the playstyle and mechanics introduced in the original games that started the series, though this time with two Digimon partners instead of one.

At the time of writing, it's unclear whether there will be another Digimon World game. But another entry in the Story series -- dubbed Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory -- is slated for release on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan on December 14, 2017. It will make its way to the West sometime in 2018. 

Either way, with the release of Digimon World: Next Order and Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth, it seems like Western names for this popular series have finally caught up to their Japanese counterparts. But only time will tell if the trend will continue. 

New Characters, Online Modes, and Accessories Detailed for Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory https://www.gameskinny.com/z20py/new-characters-online-modes-and-accessories-detailed-for-digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory https://www.gameskinny.com/z20py/new-characters-online-modes-and-accessories-detailed-for-digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:08:24 -0400 Erroll Maas

Bandai Namco has released more information about the upcoming RPG sequel, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory. The information reveals both a returning character, as well as a new one, and more details for several online battle modes and accessories.



Jimiken is a returning character from Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth. He was unsatisfied with the management of the largest hacker group, known as "Zaxon," and decided to create his own hacker group called "Demons."



K is a new character and a mysterious hacker. He desires to chase after the criminal who has been after the player's account.

Online Battle Modes

Ranked Battles  will have predetermined rules and rating points, while Event Battles -- which has special rules that change every two weeks -- will not affect the player's score, but will reward them with items.

In Free Rule Battles, players will be able to create their own room and invite up to eight friends. This is an improvement change over the previous game, where online battles were completely randomized and there was no proper way to battle against friends.


Players will earn coins from ranked and event battle modes which can then be used to purchase accessories for the player's Digimon or to change the appearance of their online avatar. Avatars are only cosmetic changes and it is currently unknown if Digimon accessories affect their stats.

New Digimon

In a few of the new screenshots, new Digimon who did not appear in Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth, were shown. More details below.


Armageddemon is a Mega level Unidentified type Digimon and the alternate form of Diaboromon. Armageddon appeared in the Digimon Adventure 02Revenge of Diaboromon movie. It's signature attacks are Full Scale Attack and Destiny Destroyer. This is its first appearance in a Digimon console game since Digimon World Dawn and Dusk.


Groundramon is an Ultimate level Earth Dragon type Digimon and the digivolved form of Coredramon (Green). It's signature attacks are Scrapless Claw, Megaton Hammer Crush, and Giga Crack. It has only appeared previously in Digimon World Championship.


Phantomon is an Ultimate level Ghost type Digimon. Phantomon is most notable for appearing as a minion of Myotismon in Digimon Adventure. Its signature attacks are Shadow Scythe, Words of Death, and Diabolic Star. It has not appeared in a Digimon console game since Digimon World Championship for the Nintendo DS.


PileVolcamon is a Mega level Android type Digimon. It's signature attacks are Volcanic Driver and Diamond fist. This marks it's first appearance in a Digimon console game.


SkullSatamon is an Ultimate level undead type Digimon. SkullSatamon has been a villain in the Digimon Adventure, Digimon Frontier, and Digimon Fusion anime series. Its signature attacks are Nail Bone and Skull Hammer. It has not appeared in a Digimon console game since Digimon World 3 on the original PlayStation.


Wingdramon is an Ultimate level Sky Dragon type Digimon and the digivolved form of Coredramon (Blue). It's signature attacks are Blaze Sonic Breath, Exploding Sonic Lance, and Wing Blast. It has only appeared previously in Digimon World Championship.

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory will release for the PlayStation 4 and Vita later this year in Japan and in 2018 for the U.S. and Europe.

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory Will Have Improved Online Battles https://www.gameskinny.com/68tki/digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory-will-have-improved-online-battles https://www.gameskinny.com/68tki/digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory-will-have-improved-online-battles Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:37:12 -0400 Erroll Maas

The latest issue of V-Jump has revealed that Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory will have better online battles than the previous game, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth.

Online battle modes in Hacker's Memory will include Ranked Battles, Event Battles -- in which the rules change every two weeks -- and Free Rule Battles. Winning battles will help players earn coins, which they can then use to buy various accessories for their Digimon.

In the original Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth, online battles were randomized and there was no way to battle against friends. There are not yet any details on whether online battles will still be randomized when not ranked -- but with more organization in its online battle system, players can at least hope for the ability to easily battle against their friends.

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory with release for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in late 2017 in Japan and early 2018 in North America and Europe.

New Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory Gameplay Footage Reveals More Digimon, Battle Mode https://www.gameskinny.com/i1jyp/new-digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory-gameplay-footage-reveals-more-digimon-battle-mode https://www.gameskinny.com/i1jyp/new-digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory-gameplay-footage-reveals-more-digimon-battle-mode Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:10:09 -0400 Erroll Maas

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 (Green)

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.

Domination Battle

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.

Make sure to stay tuned in to GameSkinny for more Digimon game news and information.

Gameplay Footage For Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory Released https://www.gameskinny.com/cmzpc/gameplay-footage-for-digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory-released https://www.gameskinny.com/cmzpc/gameplay-footage-for-digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory-released Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:35:27 -0400 Erroll Maas

During a 20th Anniversary live stream, Bandai Namco released six minutes of gameplay footage for Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory.

The footage shows the player character exploring the world, going to the Hudie Net Cafe (which acts as the player's base), interacting with other characters, checking the PC BBS for mission requests, exploring a dungeon, battling various Digimon, and engaging other characters in the new domination battle system. You can watch the video in the header above to see all the action for yourself. 

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Digimon franchise. In addition to Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory, Bandai Namco also plans to re-release the original digital pet devices with brand new Digimon.

Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory is the sequel to Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth, which released in Western territories for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in February 2016, a year after its March 2015 release in Japan. Hacker's Memory will release for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan in late 2017 and in Western territories sometime during 2018.

Make sure to stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Digimon game news and information as it releases!

New Digimon, Character and Quest Details Revealed For Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory https://www.gameskinny.com/mzu23/new-digimon-character-and-quest-details-revealed-for-digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory https://www.gameskinny.com/mzu23/new-digimon-character-and-quest-details-revealed-for-digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:16:36 -0400 Erroll Maas

Bandai Namco has revealed new information for the upcoming JRPG Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory -- including details on new and returning characters, a new type of quest, and screenshots revealing some new obtainable Digimon which did not appear in Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth.

New and Returning Characters

Chitose Imai

The first character highlighted is a new character, Chitose Imai. Chitose is the vice leader of the hacker team "Hu Die" and helps improve the mood of the group while also being a creative hacker. Ankylomon -- the Champion level form of Armadillomon originally introduced in the second anime series, Digimon Adventure 02 -- seems to be his partner.

Nokia Shiramine

The other character highlighted is returning character Nokia Shiramine. Nokia has decided to create a new team called "Rebellions" to help protect Digimon from hackers with evil intentions. Nokia's partners are Agumon and Gabumon, well-known Digimon from the very first season of the anime, Digimon Adventure, who can combine to become the Mega level Digimon, Omnimon.

New Digimon

The screenshots released alongside this new information have also revealed a five new obtainable Digimon,  which have been detailed below.


Mushroomon is a Rookie level Vegetation type Digimon and has appeared at least once in every Digimon anime series before the current one, Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters.  Mushroomon's signature attacks are Fungus Cruncher, Laughing Smasher, and Mushroom Mash.


Turuiemon is an Animal type Digimon and the purified Champion level form of Lopmon -- a Digimon first introduced through promotional material for Digimon the Movie and the partner of Suzy Wong in the third anime series, Digimon Tamers. Turuiemon has only appeared in the Digimon Fusion anime series, and this will mark its first appearance in a Digimon video game. Turuiemon's signature attacks are Gauntlet Claw and Ninja Fist.


Airdramon is a Mythical Animal type Champion level Digimon who has appeared in a number of Digimon anime series and games. Airdramon's most notable role was in Digimon Adventure 02, when squadrons of them were kept by the evil Digimon Emperor and controlled by his dark rings. Airdramon's signature attack is Spinning Needle.


Megidramon, is an evil dragon Digimon and an alternate mega form of Guilmon, which happens when the full destructive power of the Digital Hazard -- the symbol on the chest of every Digimon in the Guilmon digivolution line -- is released.

Megidramon appeared briefly in Digimon Tamers, during perhaps one of the darkest scenes in the franchises history. Megidramon's signature attacks are Megiddo Flame and Hell Howling. Megidramon is also one of the "Four Great Dragons" --  a group of four Mega-level Dragon Digimon based on the Chinese myth of the Four Dragon Kings who rule over the four seas surrounding China.


Magnadramon (middle) is a Holy Dragon type Digimon and an alternate mega form of Gatomon which first appeared in Digimon the Movie -- specifically the last third, known as Digimon Adventure 02: Digimon Hurricane Touchdown!!/Transcendent Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals in Japan. Magnadramon's signature attacks are Fire Tornado, Dragon Fire, and Hermit Fog.



Goldramon, is Holy Dragon type Digimon and another one of the "Four Great Dragons."  Goldramon has not appeared in any Digimon anime series as of yet, but appeared in Digimon World Dawn and Dusk as an obtainable Digimon. Goldramon's signature attacks are Gold Flame and Good Summon.

Territory Battle Quests

In addition to new Digimon, there will also be Territory Battle Quests, in which players will have to battle other hacker groups in a dungeon and take over their territory by defeating them and suppressing their emblem, replacing it with your own.

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory will be released in Japan sometime in late 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, and is planned for release in Western territories sometime in 2018.

Make sure to stay tuned in to GameSkinny for more information on Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory as we move closer to launch.

More Details Released for Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory https://www.gameskinny.com/7v9jv/more-details-released-for-digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory https://www.gameskinny.com/7v9jv/more-details-released-for-digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:22:54 -0400 Erroll Maas

Bandai Namco has provided more details for the upcoming monster battling JRPG, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory, the details are as follows:

The new main character, Keisuke Amizawa, has to become a member of a hacking group known as Hudie, due to mysterious circumstances. Keisuke's team meets up in an internet cafe to help with a handful on conflicts in the digital world. In this internet cafe, Keisuke will be able to access special underground websites and accept plenty of different quests to help him become a perfect hacker and solve more cases in the digital world.

New Digimon abilities will allow hackers like Keisuke to use different hacking skills which can unlock security or  provide support for other Hudie members, such as Erika Mishima, a smart girl with mysterious powers. A conflict arises between hacking groups when returning character, Fey, the leader of the largest and most well known hacker group in the digital world, known as Zaxon, uses Hudie to keep other hackers out of her way.

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory will be available both physically and digitally for Playstation 4, and digital only for PlayStation Vita in Japan later this year, and in early 2018 for North America and Europe.

Digimon Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory is the sequel to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth, which originally released in Japan in 2015 for the PlayStation Vita. The PlayStation 4 version of Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth released in 2016 for Japan, North America, and Europe, alongside the PlayStation Vita versions international release.

Digimon World: Next Order Trailer Shows Off New Digimon, Guest Characters and New Features https://www.gameskinny.com/raeea/digimon-world-next-order-trailer-shows-off-new-digimon-guest-characters-and-new-features https://www.gameskinny.com/raeea/digimon-world-next-order-trailer-shows-off-new-digimon-guest-characters-and-new-features Thu, 22 Dec 2016 23:22:17 -0500 Danny21_2396

Fans of Digimon, rejoice! Bandai Namco has just released a new trailer for their upcoming game, Digimon World: Next Ordershowcasing the game's strongest enemy, three new digimon and two guest characters from the game Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth. Aside from that, the trailer also showed new features for the game. Are you ready to jump into the Digital World?

The menace threatening the Digital World now is Omnimon Alter-B, the digi-evolution of Omnimon. And he means business, with the Grey Cannon and Garuru Sword in either hand, he could very well be on his way to destroy the Digital World. Unless, of course, players can stop him.

The three new digimon introduced are Justimon, Dianamon and Minervamon. It is not mentioned what level these digimon are, but we can be sure they're strong enough to help players prevent the destruction of Digital World.

Aside from that, Mirei Mikagura and Rina Shinomiya from Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth also come to help the players. Mirei wants to investigate the cause of the disaster depicted in the trailer, while Rina is currently lost in the Digital World with her partner, Veevee.

What's more, new facilities are introduced that will make players' adventures more survivable. The first what is called a Transfer Shop, which will shorten the time it takes to go to far away fields, while the second new facility is a Safe-Keeping shop where players can keep items they don't immediately need when looking to open up inventory space. Finally, the third new facility introduced in Digimon World: Next Order is a Digivolution Dojo, where players can train their digimon to become stronger!

Digimon World: Next Order will see a western release on January 27, 2017 on Playstation 4, both digitally and physically.

Digimon Heroes! Now with PVP! https://www.gameskinny.com/40xdt/digimon-heroes-now-with-pvp https://www.gameskinny.com/40xdt/digimon-heroes-now-with-pvp Sat, 28 May 2016 07:55:21 -0400 Engela Snyman

The free-to-play Digimon Heroes! online card game is adding Player versus Player to the core game. This new feature will pit the best of the best against each other, allowing players to drop in and out when they so choose. The best part? You can win sweet prizes, arena points and even boost your overall rankings!

According to the update page there will be three different Leader boards players can participate in: Global, Daily or Friend.  At the start of the game you will be given five random opponents. Once you defeat all of them you get a nifty little prize. As you beat more opponents your ranking will increase and the players that stay high up on the leader boards will get even more prizes.

For an online game that has solely focused on Player versus Enemy since launch day, this is not only a welcome addition but a required one. Long time players are pretty excited for the new feature, and this should lure in some new blood.

If you want to join in you will need to use a PvP stone. It recharges every three minutes - ensuring a quick rotation of players - and helps keep the game going with almost no downtime. A great upside for any PvP arena, as many can attest to. 

This all sounds pretty cool, but there is one snag: instead of striving to win a certain item, you get random rewards. This could become frustrating if you win the same thing over and over -- especially if it's a poor item. Thankfully even if you do get doubles, they can be traded for decent XP. 

As a game, Digimon Heroes! is pretty simplistic over all. Basically a match three game where in which players fight to claim the title of 'Ultimate Digimon Hero'. It's a bit of collecting, with a bit of fighting and a lot of luck. So don't feel too bad if you don't do well in the rankings.

However if you're looking for an online card game that demands heavy strategy you're not going to get it here.

Currently the base game has over 1000 Digimon already in circulation, and will probably be adding more as time goes on. But with this juicy bit of new game-play there hasn't been a better time to pick this game up for some Digimon fun.

New Digimon project, Digimon Universe: Applimon project announced. https://www.gameskinny.com/62g5o/new-digimon-project-digimon-universe-applimon-project-announced https://www.gameskinny.com/62g5o/new-digimon-project-digimon-universe-applimon-project-announced Mon, 23 May 2016 07:36:50 -0400 Jeffrey Rousseau

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.