Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth first gameplay trailer
posted on 06.19.14 at 12:04 AM EDT by (@salromano)
See Media Vision's new Digimon RPG in action.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

Bandai Namco has released the first gameplay trailer for Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, due out for PS Vita next year in Japan.

If you missed our latest update on the game—which introduces new character Eater, a “Mysterious Boy,” and new details on the battle system—read up here.

Watch it the trailer below. Additionally, over at the game’s official website, you can see the first direct-feed artwork of the female protagonist option.

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  • AlphaSixNine

    Looks great! Praying hard it’ll get localized. D:

  • penemue

    Looks literally unbelievable for a Vita title. I can’t believe the level of polish they’ve achieved.

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

    Oh the pain of having to know this and USA will never fall in love. The inhumanity.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Bamco EU community manager doesn’t think so

  • surakian

    Really want this game to come to North America and Europe. It looks so good even though we’ve seen so little of it.

  • new_tradition

    That looked really O_O

    That little BGM was nice enough to boot ^^

    I wonder if the Digimon will talk to the protagonist occasionally. Might get lonely, but I don’t think it would be the worst thing either, so meh *shrugs*

    I’m kind of getting a Devil Survivor vibe here, and I don’t just mean because both this and the DS series have the same character designer. Anyone else?

    • Wolf Star

      That’s about right :3 plus this game is gonna be a Digimon game for adults.

    • Skerj

      Thought I was the only one picking up a slight SMT vibe there, which makes me want it even more.

  • Swellingrabbit

    Its decided. Importing the shit out of this one.

  • Duc PC-QB

    Looks beautiful !

  • bloodiOS

    It looks fucking gorgeous!
    Please… please~~~ PLEASE!!! Localize this! My Vita needs the localized version of this game (and God Eater 2)!

  • Wolf Star

    This looks beautiful!! T__T Namco!!! Localize it now!!! I don’t care if it’s digital only!! I want it in my hands playing this game!!

    • ayb_91

      I doubt they heard you. More yelling is required bud.

      • Renaldi Saputra
        • ayb_91

          That’s not Digimon. :)

          • Renaldi Saputra

            read the comment

            • ayb_91

              Excuse me, but that isn’t accurate enough and you know I can’t read every comment. :/

              • Renaldi Saputra

                k I explain it:
                someone said “Namco Bandai is on a roll, I saw some gameplay trailers but only one or two since I didn’t think this would get localized but thank god it is, day 1 buy. If you could be kind enough to answer 2 questions for me;
                1) will it be english or japanese dub?
                2) as a die hard vita fan and lover of digimon is it possible to localize digimon story cyber sleuth?”

                then Isshak from Bamco EU said: “Nothing to announce on dub yet. But about Digimon: I know one way you can help, by signing a certain petition “

                • ayb_91

                  That’s much better. Thanks.

                  So, the odds of localizing this game is quite low. How disappointing. Are they going to affect their budget if they tell is that it is going to be localized of not? I can’t believe such a company wouldn’t want to get profits.

                  My money is here all alone Namco Bandai. :(

                  • Renaldi Saputra

                    don’t worry, they’ve acknowledged our Re:Digitize Decode Petition with now almost 29k supporters
                    they even had made exclusive digimon thread on bamco forum
                    http://forums.bandainamcogames.com/forumdisplay.php?24-Digimon

                    we still have hope, despite until now Bamco still keep being silent for Re:Digitize Decode

                    • ayb_91

                      Much appreciated friend. We shall and see.

                    • Renaldi Saputra

                      all we can do is spreading the re:digitize decode petition, if it gets localized, cyber sleuth will have better chance

              • Elvick

                That’s why he linked directly to the comment e was talking about. Maybe put in some effort?

                • ayb_91

                  You don’t say? Well, duh I did some effort. Plus, the conversation was between him and me and we ended up in a good way, so there is no need to be so picky all the time, ok? Sheesh.

        • Kuro-Law

          I went and signed the petition as soon as I read that comment.

  • Akari Akaza

    I am glad the Vita is getting a lot of love in Japan…..^_^

    • ayb_91

      Why wouldn’t it? It was made by Sony which is a Japanese Company. Who wouldn’t love their country’s products?

      • bloodiOS

        … Try saying the same thing about the PS4.

        • Elvick

          Not sure what he was thinking with that comment. Vita TV too.

          • Kenyah

            Vita TV is kind of useless imo…

        • Kenyah

          PS4 is getting Japanese games too AFAIK…

          • bloodiOS

            This isn’t about getting Japanese games, it’s about getting “a lot of love” from Japan and right now, it isn’t.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      in japan?
      you don’t say

  • pekot

    Wow
    Looks very beautiful

  • MrFinalgamer

    This is just beautiful beyond belief, and that music gave me some Danganronpa vibes, god I hope we get this incredible game.

  • LemonsArentForever

    my jaw is broke from how hard it dropped

    • jujubee88

      The stupid smile on my face wont go away!

  • tubers

    Looks amazing! Bring this over instead of another BL2-size project!

    Co-fund it for localization Sony!!

    • Renaldi Saputra

      BL2?

      • MrFinalgamer

        Borderlands 2. I actually love the port. Been playing it non stop on my Vita, despite some hiccups here, and there..

        • Renaldi Saputra

          oh I see

  • Renaldi Saputra

    DUUUUDDDDEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SOOO HARDCOOOORRREEE!!!!

  • MisterHoot

    This looks gorgeous ! I’ve barely seen a handheld game that looks that crisp

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    [Huff Huff]

    • jujubee88

      Hummuna hummuna hummuna

  • Budgiecat

    Nice crisp clear graphics. Best yet it seems so far for Vita.

    ah nice…the battle engine gameplay looks like classic turn base…didn’t care much for Re:Digitize’s gameplay…

    • Renaldi Saputra

      it’s digimon story series, so the major gamplay system are from the DS one, for those who didn’t know: Digimon world DS, Dawn/Dusk

    • Audie Bakerson

      Well it has some very obvious things like narrow areas, fixed camera angles (seemingly) and “empty” battle scenes in its favor, which most/all the vita titles you are comparing it to probably don’t. Plus the one outdoor area looked small and undetailed.

      It still looks fairly good, but considering the above I can’t really say it’s the the best so far.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        maybe that’s the consequences of too much digimon to be handled and etc
        it’s still a 2015 release, so maybe wait for the next trailer

      • Elvick

        lolwat, pretty much every JRPG is linear with nothing going on in battle scenes, etc and they all look significantly worse than this game. Most look like early to mid-PS2 games. And a lot are sub-res too, so extra blurry.

        • Audie Bakerson

          Linearity has nothing to do with it. Fixed camera angles halve what the system “draws”, and indoor settings will always use less than outdoor ones, even if the field is linear and the indoors are a maze.

          Once you are familiar with these kinds of techniques, it’s very hard to ignore them.

          • Elvick

            And you changed nothing with your comment.

  • ayb_91

    More of this please.

  • 罪罰

    Looks really high quality, digital only localization is very possible.

    • MrFinalgamer

      SHHHH! Don’t say that I’m sure we’ll get a limited physical release!… ;_;

      • Renaldi Saputra

        I want physical LE version
        if it becomes reality, instant buy after purchasing the japanese one

        • MrFinalgamer

          If only Namco could be nice one more time, like with One Piece on Vita…

          • Renaldi Saputra

            also SAO
            but to be exact, we have to bring Re:Digitize Decode localization campaign into a success first… if re:digitize got localized, chance are very bigger for this to get so

            • Elvick

              Or we could just go right for this instead of clinging to hope for a PSP port on 3DS.

              The more time that passes the less likely we will get that one. We should just switch gears to this one since we have a good while before its out in Japan.

      • 罪罰

        Playing is what matters, don’t be a sissy.

        • MrFinalgamer

          But we should’t just give up hope on a physical release just like that!

  • Kuro-Law

    Wow. Looks amazing, looks better than some ps3 games. Why wont they localise!!

    • Renaldi Saputra

      they’re considering first for re:digitize decode
      if re:digitize decode gets localized, chance are very big this can be localized also

      • bloodiOS

        Their long-ass CONSIDERATION gives me grief.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          as long as we haven’t reached 30k numbers, I’ll still keeping up

  • Victor Wesker

    Random battles? No visible enemies? It’s no good.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      we still don’t know about that. But digimon story series usually do random battles

    • OverlordZetta

      Why is that bad?

      • Renaldi Saputra

        I don’t know what he thought, whereas there’re still a bunch of RPG using random battles such like Bravely Default

  • OverlordZetta

    Aw hell. I’m importing this even if it’s just oldies.

  • Billy Kostyra
    • Renaldi Saputra

      signed few weeks ago

  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/chibuki chibuki

    Behind these pretty graphics, I hope this game have a lot of substance. I don’t care what everyone said about Digimon World 3, that game had a fantastic storyline, soundtracks, and mini-games. Hope this game is even better.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      this is not DMW 3, but digimon story series, if you don’t know, the Digimon world DS & Dawn/Dusk were called Digimon Story & Digimon Story Sunburst/Moonlight in japan, also there’s Digimon Story Lost Evolution & Digimon Story Super Xros Wars Red/Blue which didn’t get localized

      • http://myanimelist.net/profile/chibuki chibuki

        I was merely comparing them to DMW3. Sunburst and Moonlight were on DS and I never played any of the Story games.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          I see

  • HighBrowDrifter

    Aww yeah, I just got a Digiboner!

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

      pfft you and everyone else

  • chroma816

    Holy shit, this looks great. If this doesn’t come over, I’ll cry.

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    This looks pretty cool, and I admit I’m pumped whenever I see “Media Vision” is working on anything! But it sure doesn’t look very Digimon-ish when there’s edgy teens running around. It’s like Media Vision made a pitch for a Persona game, Atlus said, “Nah thanks, bros!” and Media Vision got a contract with Bandai instead, but kept what art they had finished already for their Persona pitch :)

    Been catching a few episodes of Digimon Fusion on Nicktoons recently-ish. Still such a rad little anime. While it fits in with other kids’ stuff, it sure does get weirdly ambitious and dark in place. I’d love to see a quality Digimon game come over right about now.

    • SatsukiYumizuka

      Characters in digimon have been “edgy” since season 3(honestly even before that really).

      And this game is similar to the ps2 SMT games if anything, it doesn’t really look anything like persona

      • Renaldi Saputra

        only season 5 characters, the others are rather 10 years old kids or pre-teen

    • Renaldi Saputra

      you always think that digimon is for kids?
      hey, have you watched season 3? or season 5? or X-Evolution movie?
      season 3 indeed doesn’t have edgy characters, but for story and premise, still think it’s kiddish?
      persona? digimon is always about digital thingy… there’s nothing wrong with it

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        I don’t think it’s for kids. I think it should star kids though. Re-read my comment man.

        And no matter how dark it gets (I love S3), it’s still the kind of stuff aimed at that demographic along with.. well, any other show for kids. It’s not quite up to, say, where One Piece or Naruto Shippuden is at least, which would probably be the next age demographic. As dark as it gets, it never shows intense violence, after all. That would be weird ;)

        • Renaldi Saputra

          it never shows intense violence?
          oh you haven’t watched Digimon X Evolution, is it a kids show?

          and do u know this game is targeted for adult digimon fans?
          don’t just claim the character design as persona rip-off, Re:Digitize was a huge success with Yasuda Suzuhito’s art, that’s why it’s being used again in this game

  • Dakota lee

    OMG i want this so bad! I want it to come to america. I really wish i lived in japan and could speak and read japanese

  • ConkerBFD

    The first Digimon season is one of the best anime series I ever watched! At that time, only DBZ and Yuyu Hakusho were better (in my opinion). None of the pokemon seasons get even near of it.

    When I saw a game like this, with Agumon and others originals, it’s like “day one” for me. So, gameplay aside, I just can’t understand why it don’t have enough demand to get localized.

    It’s the same with others J-RPGs and the Vita itself. Sometimes, I think that gamers don’t know $#&%!

    • Van Sora

      That’s funny because DBZ was just bad people say it’s good because of nostalgia.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        and more people still demand on new dragon ball fighting game despite the series had ended

      • ConkerBFD

        But when I watched DBZ, it was my first time watching DBZ! So, no nostalgia at all!