New Characters, Online Modes, and Accessories Detailed for Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory
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.
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 Revenge 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.