Namco Bandai has shared new details and screenshots surrounding Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, its upcoming PS Vita Digimon game due out in 2015.
A New Title for Adult Digimon Fans
Over seven years have passed since the start of the Digimon Story series, and fans who were elementary school students at the time have become adults. So, together with the game concept of the Digimon series, which includes adventure, training, and battle, this game sees a full scale renewal on visuals and world outlook, and might also interest fans who’ve never played a Digimon game. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is a cyberpunk training RPG where players are tasked with investigating mysterious incidents occurring in the real world and cyberspace.
Explore the Real World and Cyberspace
Become a detective and solve incidents occurring in the real world and cyberspace, while using your Digimon to fight in battles.
- Adventure - Become a cyber detective and solve the mysterious incidents happening in the real and cyber worlds. Explore the situation while traveling between worlds and making full use of the protagonist and his Digimon
- Training - Simultaneously train multiple Digimon. Collect a large number of Digimon, train and evolve them, and assemble the strongest team. The way that your Digimon end up evolving is dependent on how you raise them.
- Battle - Battle against the strongest Digimon via the “Wait Turn” battle system. Bring together Digimon of various sizes and challenge the fight.
Cyberspace and Digital Monsters
Near future, Japan. Internet access has become a visual and multi-sensory experience. To the people using it, it has become a major facet in which they lead their day to day lives, protected by strong security measures. Nevertheless, as peoples’ lives get more and more involved, crimes start to occur. Among others, viruses created by powerful hackers are dealing a lot of damage. These virus programs carry an AI that collect and absorb every possible piece of information, and depending on circumstances can evolve in different ways. The hackers called those viruses “Digital Monsters.”
Lose Your Body and Become a Cyber Sleuth
Enticed by rumors of the hackers, and following the rumors about Digimon appearing, our hero obtains a “Digimon Capture” device from someone he met on the net and logs into the lowest layer of cyberspace. However, because of a sudden malfunction in the system, part of his mental data is corrupted, resulting in his body being half-digitized. And at the same time, data from the cyberspace begins materializing in the city, and a strange phenomenon begins.
“Connect Jump,” the Hero’s Special Ability
Mysterious incidents will often occur in the town. Having gained a “Data Body,” the protagonist can freely travel into cyberspace via Terminal locations by making use of his special “Connect Jump” ability. Pursue the criminals and expose the truth behind the incidents.
View the new screenshots at the gallery.