Media.Vision developing Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
posted on 03.12.14 at 12:31 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Latest images show protagonist jumping between worlds.

Wild Arms and Valkyria Chronicles III developer Media.Vision is developing Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, a new Famitsu preview reveals.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

The previews offers little additional information. As previously announced, the protagonist can use a special “Connect Jump” ability to travel between the real world and cyberspace. Having become a data body, the protagonist can use terminals in the real world to travel to the cyber world. Using this special ability to travel freely between both worlds, players will become detectives and pursue the perpetrators of an incident.

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Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is due out in 2015.

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  • JonathanisPrimus

    You missed an important revelation in the info box:

    開発:メディア・ビジョン

    “Development: Media.Vision”

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Ah, thank you!

  • Renaldi Saputra

    Wild Arms developer is behind this..
    hopefully they can handle monster RPG genre

  • Warukyure

    Wild Arms… It still hurts… Even after all these years, I still hope for another game in the series.

    • JoJo_718

      At the very least, Sony should re-release the PS2 games on the PSN, as I’m still baffled that they didn’t use Rudy or Virginia in Playstation All Stars, but went with Fat Princess and Evil Cole instead…..

      • Elvick

        Evil Cole was dumb. I loved Fat Princess’ inclusion.

        The lack of any JRPG character/rep was a huge PlayStation fail.

        I asked Xseed once about Wild Arms PS2 Classcis, since they published the PS2 games. (or at least most, forget who did 3) And they said it was up to Sony.

        Want. D:<

        • JoJo_718

          Last time I checked Sony themselves brought 3, but the rest were from other publishers and I absolutely hated that they even scraped Dart, The legend of dragoon is such a great game to be so easily forgotten!

  • MrFinalgamer

    It definitely looks to be in good hands, i’ll hope for a localization

    • Renaldi Saputra

      being on PS Vita hurts so much
      Bamco western had forgotten about it now

    • MyBodyIsReady

      Localizatio? That the Italian version of localization? :P

      • MrFinalgamer

        I suck at writing on a phone…

  • Wolf Star

    Wild Arms and Valkyria Chronicles III developer. This is an instant buy!! But the localization.. “Sigh” plus we never got Digimon Redigitized localized for 3DS :(

    • Renaldi Saputra

      never got?
      we haven’t reached 25-30k petition numbers
      now is at 24k, just wait a little more

      • Wolf Star

        Everyone knows how Namco is with their games :/ lol but tales of series is getting more attention now. Fine I guess waiting is the only option. Maybe..

        • Renaldi Saputra

          Bamco had fully acknowledged the re:digitize decode localization campaign, they just can’t underestimate us anymore

          • Wolf Star

            I hope that we won’t get another “Final Fantasy type-0” fiasco. Namco knows about Digimon fans out in Japan but idk what’s going on anymore and how are they releasing, that one show on nickelodeon but not the game.

            • Renaldi Saputra

              note that FF type-0 is a PSP game
              this is a 3DS game which is very popular in the west
              saban had released some toys and figures, even an iOS game which was by Bandai America

              the digimon world trademark even had been ready since 2013, they can’t avoid anymore

              • JoJo_718

                It’s actually a vita game, and Namco it’s been pretty cool with recent localizations like Ni No Kuni and Jojo’s Bizzarre Adventure All Star Battle, so I’m pretty sure they will bring it here.

                • Renaldi Saputra

                  hmmm but we’re discussing about Re:Digitize Decode for 3DS

                  for Cyber Sleuth, I don’t think we’ll ever get the game being localized

                  Bamco western had assumed PS Vita as rather a forgotten console, they hate it now

                  (being forgotten is more painful than death)

                  • JoJo_718

                    Sad but true.

                  • Wolf Star

                    Agreed T__T well at least some devs know what to bring over. For example Danganrompa 1. It sold really well and loved by everyone, they are localizing the 2nd game right away and it has a release date (Fall 2014). Another game is Akibas Trip 2, it’s being localized and people are going to buy it. (Even me) it’s for Ps Vita as well. “Sigh” oh well.

                    • Renaldi Saputra

                      only 3rd parties and Atlus are willingly to localize some games for the being forgotten PS Vita

                      other big developers (Bamco, SE, Sega, Capcom) are just being conceited

                    • Wolf Star

                      Actually Sega released Hatsune Miku on Ps vita last week.. soo yeah. Lol and also Namco and SE… Idk about Capcom. Hmm idk what to say. “Less vita = no sale” that’s what they are thinking now lol.

                    • Renaldi Saputra

                      I admit Sega still have a little heart, but for SE, just look, hey, they even forgot that PS Vita exist

                    • Wolf Star

                      SE doesn’t know what PS Vita even is?? Lol especially FFXV. They only talk about lighting 24/7 >_< lol

                    • Renaldi Saputra
                    • Wolf Star

                      Well, we will never going to see Kingdom Hearts BBS volume 2 anymore. >__> ok they list Wii U (the lowest selling console next to vita) but not PS Vita??

                    • Renaldi Saputra

                      nah that’s what I still wonder until now..
                      maybe bcos Wii U still have a chance??

                      games like zelda and mario might increase Wii U sales a lot, if I can say

                    • Wolf Star

                      A new star fox game would be nice but we will never going to see it anytime soon. That would make me buy Wii U. Zelda is good but there’s a lot of Mario’s. :/

                    • Renaldi Saputra

                      and then there’s the upcoming zelda musou

                    • Wolf Star

                      True, Zelda Destiny warrios game and a new Zelda Wii U game.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Well Lightning along with XIII have already ended

      • bloodiOS

        They’ll care when it reaches the number of Dark Souls PC port-begging petition.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          they had said back then that they need arounf 25-30k petition numbers so they can really consider the localization

          with the help of digimon fusion airing also the toys release. it will somehow help the localization

          • bloodiOS

            Consider, eh? Maybe they’ll need around 30K more to actually do it.

            • Renaldi Saputra

              the digimon trademark had even been ready since 2013 and being registered.

              if they don’t localize, so why they fill the trademark? even they had completed the registration
              http://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=85729696&caseType=SERIAL_NO&searchType=statusSearch

              • bloodiOS

                I’ll believe it when I see it. I’m done with putting hopes and dreams on anything Bamco-related.

                • Renaldi Saputra

                  but they localized JoJo and saint seiya from fans requests

                  • bloodiOS

                    Like I said, I’ll believe when I see it, as in properly displayed at retail stores.

              • Wolf Star

                Does this trademark supposed to be PS Vita 2015 game instead?? :D instead of 2013?? lol 2013 is gone now and we are in 2014 Lol

                • Renaldi Saputra

                  they just completed the registration requirements on that day, being registered means it’s been ready until now

                  • Wolf Star

                    If it’s ready.. What are they waiting for?? E3 2014?? or they are waiting to announce Digimon story Ps vita game for localization instead of the 3DS game.

                    • Renaldi Saputra

                      nah, it’s still unknown, just like another trademark, it’s not being told detail. we can just expect that it’s digimon game

                    • Wolf Star

                      I guess E3 2014 it is then. We will wait and see..

        • MrFinalgamer

          How many signatures did thar get?

          • bloodiOS

            Over 90,000!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Oh? Greatness assured.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/playstationunity DXVII

    I freaking love Digimon. Too bad its like 0% chance its coming to the west.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      bcos Bamco hates PS Vita

      • artemisthemp

        Does Bamco hate the PS Vita more than they hate their EU costumers?

        • Renaldi Saputra

          they hate PS Vita, so that they won’t localize any PS Vita game they develop, even an exclusive PS Vita game like this

          exception for the latest one piece unlimited world, which I still wonder. Even though, only digital, which means they don’t give much efforts to PS Vita

          • artemisthemp

            One Piece Unlimited World is releasing as Psychical Unit

            • Renaldi Saputra

              not in USA

              • Elvick

                Because the NA branch of Namco Bandai sucks.

                And the Wii U version in NA is also digital only.

      • Elvick

        Because they hate Digimon… PS Vita hate is secondary.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          no they didn’t hate digimon that much
          they still make an iOS digimon game

          they hate PS Vita much so we didn’t get one piece musou, shin gundam musou, GE 2, and more bamco vita games

          • Elvick

            Poor argument.

            • Renaldi Saputra

              if they hate digimon that much, why they filled and even completed the registration of digimon world trademark?

              • Elvick

                To keep the rights to it. That’s how it works.

                • Renaldi Saputra

                  then they just wasting a bunch of money with registering the trademark..
                  bamco won’t just wasting a lot of money like that, they need to be responsible for the trademark they had registered

                  many trademarks were filled but eventually only being abandoned, for digimon, they really care about it somehow until they completed the registration

                  • Budgiecat

                    do you think Bamco cares for your logic?

                    • Renaldi Saputra

                      I only think of the reason they registered a trademark

                  • JonathanisPrimus

                    Filing a trademark isn’t more than a few hundred dollars. For a company the size of Namco Bandai, that’s nothing.

                    • Renaldi Saputra

                      filling doesn’t always mean they’ll complete the registration

                      but for this digimon world trademark, they DID completed the registration for several months. That’s sure a well effort

        • Audie Bakerson

          Bamco west hates everyone, especially money.

          It isn’t restricted to video games either. The toys Bandai America DOES put out are made with far lower quality plastic than the originals

          • Renaldi Saputra

            that explains why fusion loader is more awful than xros loader

            • Audie Bakerson

              Yeah, I’m really concerned the LBX figure they are bringing over will be cheap things that fall apart at the slightest touch.

          • Budgiecat

            plus they shut down the Anime division in the West last year

  • Tetsu

    OH gosh, Wild Arms please come back!

    Also, please be localized! I’d love to play media digimon :D

  • Elvick

    Want x 9001

    I love Media.Vision.

    Hey Sony, they’re getting familiar with the PS Vita’s hardware… how about, you know… Wild Arms 6? ;D

    Please. D:

    And if the game really does look this good (even if with less AA), then it’ll be one of the best looking Vita games.

    • http://insanechronos.tumblr.com/ InsaneChronos

      Really want Wild Arms 6. And Suikoden 6. And Xenosaga 4. And Tsukihime Remake and Tsukihime 2. And…

      • Lelouch Vi Britannia

        I noticed the Zohar from Xenogears. Awesome.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    so the Wild Arms developer is making this game. Good then.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    I still find it weird that a Digimon game is one of the best looking PS Vita games yet. Not that I mind. I love Digimon. :3

    • Budgiecat

      Yeah that is weird. Outside the ports and all.

      Maybe it’ll inspire other developers to try harder.

      Maybe not..

    • MrFinalgamer

      games freaking gorgeous! right up there with Killzone, and Uncharted. now if square would try to develop something for the system i bet it would look amazing! just what they were able to do with the PSP is amazing…if only

    • jujubee88

      Cel shaded games have always looked good. GD was a launch-ish VITA game of ported PS3 assets, and it looks really good.

    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

      Your probably right.

  • Budgiecat

    travel between the real world and cyberspace?

    http://www.bloodsprayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/servo5.jpg

  • gangrelion

    I guess this explains why the next Shining Force will be a flash animated fighting game, since Media. Vision was responsible for the RPGs.

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    Media vision does good work

    • jujubee88

      Quit making dupe accounts and bringing the Gematsu community down. As long as I’m here, I’m not having your shit, stealth!

      • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

        Dude, I am not in the mood for trolling this morning whether it is joking around or not.

        Honestly the Gematsu community is pretty shitty as it is.

  • MrRobbyM

    This is the only game that I REALLY want for Vita. Looks really good. Hopefully it gets localized.

    • jujubee88

      You don’t like FW?

      • MrRobbyM

        I’m interested in it but I wouldn’t say excited.

        • jujubee88

          You said excited for this Digimans game. Why for?

          • MrRobbyM

            For the longest time, I’ve been wanting a GOOD Digimon game. I played Dusk for DS and it was alright.

            The only digimon game I really liked was World 3 but the battle system hasn’t aged well at all. On top of being ugly 3D models, it’s sooooo slow.

            The PSP and 3DS games looked good but those will never get localized.

  • H_Floyd

    Talented developers who specialize in RPGs should be working on their own IPs, not such properties as Digimon or Pokemon or Whatevermon which literally have the narrative depth of Saturday Morning cartoons.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      you underestimate Digimon

    • Elvick

      Have you ever watched Digimon?

      • Renaldi Saputra

        he didn’t know that Digimon Tamers and Digital Monster X Evolution aren’t his typical average kids show

        • Elvick

          Even Adventure isn’t. Adventure 02 either. Though Adventure 02 was derpy about killing and had the worst final battle of all time.

          The English script and editing of the show made it less ‘dark’ than originally though.

          Tamers was the least edited.

          I mean, spoilers of Adventure, but at the end you don’t even get to see Apocalymon stab himself and bleed. Mimi’s reaction isn’t to that in the English version, it’s to his terribad speech about crust and pizza. : I still enjoyed the dub, but some of the liberties/censorship really were stupid.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            digimon are always deeper when going to human psychological things and also realistic characters, even if the series aren’t that complicated.

            Tamers was a huge deconstruction and more realistic about how the characters think, feel, and do. Also the story and concept aren’t something ordinary kids can even understand.. Villains aren’t even understandable for kids, they need to think how and why about the villains, unlike adv 01 which were mostly cliche

  • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

    I do love what I’ve seen of this game’s style so far.

    • jujubee88

      Looks delish.

  • ekibyougami

    And looking at the Famitsu details below:
    >Genre: RPG / training
    >Remarks/Notes: Multiplayer (ad hoc mode) support

    PokePersonaMon, anyone? xD

    • Renaldi Saputra

      I don’t know why compare to pokemon?
      digimon story series has been since 2006

  • jujubee88

    PSN, FW, and now Digimon are three big titles to look forward to on VITA if only because of the respetive studios behind ’em.

  • SOLOmio

    i miss the design from digimon tamers, in regard to human characters. this new ones look a bit gay IMO

    • Renaldi Saputra

      it’s by Yasuda Suzuhito anw
      you might not being used into Yasuda’s art

      • SOLOmio

        ok i take my hat when it come to girls but dude are not his forte. i kinda like Drrr thou!

        • Renaldi Saputra

          we’re getting female MC design soon

          • SOLOmio

            Cool! But i really wanna know how this will wok out since he doesn’t have a physical body anymore!

            • Renaldi Saputra

              not having physical body doesn’t mean he’ll lose the human form, just being digital, like inside online game, but for this also prevail in the real world

              • SOLOmio

                But if this is like normal digimons the theory is after the portal is close, all data cannot remain on the real world and i still don’t know if this world is one were the portal is always open or was just recently open when the incident happened!?

                • Renaldi Saputra

                  digital forms are just like pseudo-humanoid form in real world, just like the theory in digimon tamers: digimon contains pseudo-protein, not real protein. means semi-physical IIRC

                  about the portal, nope, we don’t use portal gates like in adv 02, the main character has an ability to access EDEN in any electronic goods just like in the pict when the MC accesses into a public telephone. It’s not about opening or closing portal

                  that’s what I thought of it

                  • SOLOmio

                    by portal i meant the time-space continuum like a worm hole. Like the ones seen in tamers and digimon when a rift in time and space took them to the digital world.
                    but i like your explanation.
                    PS: I still don’t accept 02 as digimon continuation. regardless of having digimon on it, it didn’t felt like a proper sequel.

                    • Renaldi Saputra

                      digimon adv 2 is the worst in the story line

                    • SOLOmio

                      glad i am not the only one who thinks the same!

                    • Renaldi Saputra

                      mainly bcos back on 2000 TOEI had problems with their staffs for adv 02, that’s why it’s somewhat distorted

                    • SOLOmio

                      i was i child back then but i could understand two thing.
                      1-the art work an animations poor;
                      2- plot wasn’t was boring and confusing and got me asking a lot of “WHY’s”. Which until today remain unanswered.

                    • Renaldi Saputra

                      they disrupted the staff managements so that it became convoluted yet big cliche

                      other than that, they did well with most of the characterization, also understandable villain motives, rather than adv 01

                      thank goodness, they eventually fixed all flaws in adv 01 and adv 02 for Tamers so it became perfect

                    • SOLOmio

                      yeah! But still pains me so in the character development and worse int he final episode. I still didn’t re-watch the adv 02 series since 2002.
                      But still remember that awful final ep,IMO.

                    • Renaldi Saputra

                      final episode was awful indeed, it just ended that way. And I was “huh??”

                    • SOLOmio

                      yup! just like one selling noodles in New York and becoming one of the top food chains in america. when thre alot of noodle bar and relationships that were never bound to happen.

    • Elvick

      Bleh, I hated the human designs of Tamers. So boring.

      • SOLOmio

        sorry my bad i meant the first Digimon, with Tai,Sora,T.k.,Matt, Joe,Izzy and Mimi. With Kari joining later on. good times

        • Elvick

          That’s my favorite for designs too. Though I’m alright with Frontier.

          Don’t really like the human designs for Fusion/Xros Wars either. Haven’t really watched Data Squad, so can’t say much about it. Initial appearance is okay, but idk.

          • SOLOmio

            frontier is my second favorite, cause it kinda reminded me how digimon used to be. After that is Xros wars, cause it also has that digimon feeling but not as dark. but I agree with you the design for humans are not the best. And watch Data squad it was way too forced and it doesn’t have that digimon feeling that frontier and digimon gave has a child and teenager it just looks like a regular anime with hot blooded Hero. Way mainstream.

            • Renaldi Saputra

              for me:
              1. Tamers
              2. Savers
              3. Adv = Adv 02
              4. Frontier
              5. Xros wars

              • SOLOmio

                As for me:
                1.Digimon 1999
                2.Frontier
                3.Xross wars
                4.tamers (Momantai)
                5.Savers
                6. adv02

              • Kenny ケニー

                1. Tamers
                2. Adv 01
                3. Frontier
                4.Adv 02
                5. Xros Wars
                6. Savers

            • Slash the stampede

              off topic is there a new digimon series?

              • SOLOmio

                not at the moment and i didn’t hear any news about toei making a new one.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        but Tamers had the best story and characterizations also most intelligent digimon series

    • ayb_91

      So, it wasn’t just me !? I hope they fix his final shape. Amen

      • SOLOmio

        brother I feel your pain!!

    • Slash the stampede

      lol

    • Kenny ケニー

      Gay? Man, i don’t think so, it is design from the guys who design Durarara, i prefer the original artworks too but it doesn’t mean everythings that is changed turning bad.

  • HassanJamal

    Switch between physical and digital world? Only game that reminds of that mechanic would be the GBA Megaman game…I loved those :)

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/playstationunity DXVII

    OMG lol I was simply expressing my love for Digimon then Namco gets harsh words and hate letters written in red blood.

    What have I done?