Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth details and screenshots: female protagonist, Digimon Capture, more
posted on 06.26.14 at 01:15 PM EST by (@salromano)
Scan enemy Digimon and make them your allies.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

Bandai Namco has released new screenshots and details on Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth following the game’s recent weeks of magazine coverage.

Get the information below.

Protagonist (Female)

The heroine, curious after hearing rumors of hackers in the streets. One day, she receives a Digimon capture device known as the “Digimon Capture” from someone she met in an online chat room, and travels to the lowest layer of cyberspace to gauge the rumor.

But because of a sudden malfunction in the system, part of her mental data is corrupted, resulting in her body becoming a half-digitized “Data Body.”

At the same time, data from cyberspace has begun materializing in the real world, and a strange phenomenon begins.

Nokia Shiramine

A young girl who establishes an emotional bond with the Digimon she meets. Her motto is “Be the change you want to be.” And while she might seem like she’s down, she’s generally quite positive. She puts on a tough front, but is actually easily scared. But even though she’s afraid of the ‘ghost boy’ rumored in cyberspace lately, her interest in Digimon brings her to its lowest layer.

Arata Sanada

A former big name hacker and a big brother among his peers. Like Nokia, Arata is a young man the protagonist meets during an online chat. He has a carefree behavior and often speaks in riddles. His big brother-ness comes from his looking after the younger protagonists. Though he was a big time hacker in the past, he doesn’t speak much about it.

Lowest Layer of Cyberspace

In the lowest layer of cyberspace, various data is discarded and gathered, like a cesspool of garbage. A mysterious person that the protagonist meets in an online chat asks to meet up with him/her. They find Nokia and Arata at the meeting place, too, but…

Digimon Capture

In Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, players can travel with a number of Digimon alongside them. You’ll be able to collect various Digimon and aim to become to strongest hacker.

As you explore dungeons, you’ll encounter other Digimon to battle, either wandering about on their own or controlled by enemy hackers.

When a battle starts, the Digimon Capture device automatically begins by scanning and collecting the data of the enemy Digimon. You can scan a lot of data from weak Digimon all at once, but stronger Digimon need to be scanned many times.

Once you’ve gathered 100 percent of a Digimon’s data, which you’ll accumulate each time you encounter the same Digimon, you can then convert the Digimon into an ally. Training your Digimon will digivolve them into stronger Digimon, such as Gabumon to Garurumon. A Digimon will digivolve based on its level and ability scores.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is due out for PS Vita in Japan next year.

View the new screenshots at the gallery.

  • surakian

    Is it just me or are two of those designs channeling the protag & Yuzu from Devil Survivor a lot?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      the artist of this series is Yasuda Suzuhito, as you know

      • surakian

        Of course, that’s obvious. I mean the fact that they literally look like older versions of those characters lol.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          oh, well…
          it seems so

    • OverlordZetta

      I’m not seeing it.

      The guy’s design is pretty standard so I guess it might be similar, but Yuzu’s only similarity to these girls that I notice is the designer behind them all.

  • MyBodyIsReady

    Hope you’ve all signed that petition :)

    Im still amazed by the graphics, sometimes I forget what the Vita can do.

    • Swellingrabbit

      Wait what petition

      • MyBodyIsReady

        Theres a petition to bring this game to EU and NA. It’s going quite well with over 2,500 signatures. I’d give a link but I’m on my phone

  • Renaldi Saputra

    the explained gameplay mechanic hasn’t gone from previous digimon story series, still hoping for some gameplay improvements or added more features

    • Daniel Rossevelt

      I wonder if the farms will still be there? Those were kinda cool but could be better, and the multi-player and mating stuff, i wouldn’t mind seeing those return.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        they haven’t explained about farm, though
        ah, I forgot. The only improvement this far was the combo attack, like digimon adventure PSP one

  • XypherCode

    More like Devil Survivor Story xD

    • Renaldi Saputra

      with mons
      so, Devilmon Survivor Story :p

  • Lara Croft

    Those are some lovely graphics :)

  • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

    3DS could very well work with these graphics.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      I think no, 3DS is more in more simple graphic and can run in 60 FPS

    • refrain

      Are you for real?

    • Z3

      Man you’re delusional

    • Elvick

      I don’t think so.

    • BlueCereal

      You may be right, just look at the 3DS version of Resident Evil Revelations.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Still the best-looking game coming out for Vita.

    • Altin

      Different Genres but I still need to see a game that is visually better looking than Wipeout 2048.

  • Guest

    Is this a joke? Haha, that character with the white hoodie and blue pants, looks exactly like the protagonist from devil survivor 2.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      It’s the same designer.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Maybe deliberately done by Yasuda for rather cameo in the game

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

    Girls in this game are hot 0_0

    • Kaien

      Digimon is no more aimed to children?

      • Renaldi Saputra

        since re:digitize it focused on old fans for the games…
        for series, Tamers might be aimed for older audience and adult sci-fi fans despite still being kids friendly, Savers might be aimed for older fans

        ah and don’t forget about Digimon X-Evolution

  • Shippoyasha

    Zettai Ryouiki? Nice
    Garterbelt? Heartattack territory

  • new_tradition

    Wait, so the FMC gets a different back story than the MC? Does that mean they’re not silent protagonists?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      just saying, in the official web, when you go to the characters sub menu, choosing the protagonists, there’s something written “CV: ???”

      I think they will have voices

  • BlueCereal

    The gallery always redirects me to Yahoo, anyone else have this problem?

  • Elvick

    Day 1 import.

  • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

    Just popping in to say that there are some minor translation corrections I’ve posted in the Nokia and Lowest Layer sections. Sal typically does solid work on his own without my help, which is the case here, but he had me check some things out in retrospect and I ended up running the changes since he’s out. Just thought I’d mention it~

  • fyi1191

    We can have Renamon. Enough reason to get this.

  • SOLOmio

    man I want my partner from DW 03, mah boy, a.k.a the bear, a.k.a the Grizzly! KUMAMON! they bring mah boy back and I am done!

    • Renaldi Saputra


      • SOLOmio

        yeah in US version

  • Swellingrabbit

    This is driving me insane. It looks SO POLISHED, and its a fucking vita game Thank You Jesus.

  • Arcliff7

    Oh wow, that looks great.