Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth introduces new character Eater
posted on 06.18.14 at 10:14 AM EST by (@iiotenki)
Plus, close encounters with an alleged ethereal spirit in the digital realm.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

Jump this week introduces a new character set to appear in Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth. Eater, designed by Ito Ogure, is a glitch within cyberspace that appears without warning one day, consuming the data of humans and Digimon alike indiscriminately should they get too close.

Another character, the ambiguously dubbed “Mysterious Boy,” is also showcased in the magazine. Sporting a white wardrobe, rumors circulating within the game contend that he’s a spirit and that anyone who meets him will be unable to return to the real world. Details beyond that are sparse, save for the fact that the protagonist will, in fact, bump into him at some point.

A handful of details have also been divulged pertaining to the game’s battle system. Utilizing a system dubbed “Active Turn Battles,” combat revolves around the ability to shift turn orders for Digimon, which is dependent on variables such as their speed and the techniques used. Combo attacks also play a part in the game, which can be triggered upon attaining sufficient bonding with a Digimon.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is in development for PS Vita.

Thanks, @kazu4281.

  • ayb_91

    2015 is going to be a blast!! For me at least.

    • jujubee88

      Really? Because of this, or something else too?

      • ayb_91

        This one and Tales of Zesteria and some other cool stuff that I can’t recall at the moment. :p

        • jujubee88

          Ah, I see. I thought you meant something outside of gaming in your life would also coincide (graduation, anniversary or something).

          And man I hope the Tales and some other RPG’s come onto PS NOW for VITA/PSTV. I’ve missed out not having any console this past 10+ years.

          • ayb_91

            Tales of Hearts R is coming out late this year too friend. On PS Vita of course.

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

    Omg come on. How much signatures did that one petition get?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      now is at 27.786, the Re:Digitize Decode one

  • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

    Eater, huh… Sounds a lot like D-Reaper had a baby. <_<

    • Renaldi Saputra

      so what I expected was right, this will be Tamers mk II

  • OverlordZetta

    Blah blah blah.

    Still not as interested if they can’t manage to get any Digimon outside token nostalgia ones in.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      this one isn’t for nostalgic thing unlike Re:Digitize or Adventure
      this is digimon story series which is targeted for adult fans

      • OverlordZetta

        … Meaning fans who would have nostalgia for the older Digimon.

        How about that?

        I guarantee you newer Digimon – hell, Frontier Digimon – probably won’t be in this to the extent they should be.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          depends, there are digimon adventure fanatic fags, and there are some adult fans who want to see newer digimon series with more mature story or etc

          btw there’s lotusmon

          • OverlordZetta

            “With more mature story”? What?

            I’m just talking about actual Digimon from more recent series. Digimon they added through the card game. Xros Wars Digimon. That kind of thing.

            I don’t want some stupid grimdark reboot.

            • Renaldi Saputra

              maybe just wait, they might add some new digimon for example the BAN-TYO members or the three musketeers, or etc

    • http://terracannon876.livejournal.com Laura

      Most Digimon Story games have enormous rosters and include everything from old to new. I’m not sure if this will be kept with the jump to 3d, but that was the case even in Digimon Story : Super Xros Wars (which of course had the Xros Wars Digimon). If they did keep the season 6 digimon in, I’d be interested in seeing how those fit in…

      • OverlordZetta

        That was because those were specifically XW games. None of the games AFTER that one had any, and I’m pretty sure none of these games represented Frontier or the newer card game Digimon well either.

        • http://terracannon876.livejournal.com Laura

          True, true. Perhaps Xros Wars wasn’t a good example, since that game … well, has XW in the title XD But even XW or Lost Evolution had the Ancient Ten Warriors, if I remember right. As for the newer card game Digimon (did you mean from Crusader/Collector?), those were made after the last Digimon Story games, so maybe we can still hold out hope for those?

          I mean, on the case of Digimon inclusion, Digimon Story is pretty good at covering the bases.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            Lost Evo even had Aegisdramon, a whole new digimon when Lost Evo was being developed

            in re:digitize decode, we see RustTyrannomon

            I think we can still see newer digimon in cyber sleuth, only we can’t count much on these recent V-Jump scans, so wait for the trailer or next scans

            anw this game is still for 2015 release

            • http://terracannon876.livejournal.com Laura

              I think what he meant was for them to include not just the new guys from the latest games, but also from the anime series. but yea, there will 99.9% be a new Digimon introduced in this game, so I can’t wait to see who that will be. I also hope all the Olympic Twelve are in this game, and that they include the new Collector / Crusader Digimon, too! I keep finding new Digimon in that game/cardset that I didn’t realize existed…

              (Oh wait, isn’t BanchoLilymon from this game? Or was it just sharing the same scans? I forget.)

              Lessee… Lost Evolution had the Hyokomon line (the samurai chicken, hehe) and Aegisdramon, XrosWars Red/Blue had Armamon and … probably some others I’m forgetting, Championship had Dracomon line, Digimon Adventure had Gankuumon and Hackmon, and DW Re:D Decode had RustTyrannomon and Titamon, so chances are DS CS will at least introduce something new. Hope it’s a whole line :3

              • Renaldi Saputra

                all new BAN-TYO members were introduced in DigiCole, Digimon Collectors series, a smartphone game.

                for the dracomon line, it’s been kinda old, first debut in 2007 (championship was 2008 game), so it wasn’t a whole new again.

    • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

      Well, Armadillomon was in a shot of the footage.

      In my experience, no one ever cared about Armadillomon in 02 and what not.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        bcos Shakkoumon sucks for most of people

  • Renaldi Saputra

    in other words, the “Active Turn Battles” is exactly what the older digimon story has, or for the one which got localized, digimon world DS & dawn/dusk

    btw the design of the Eater looks surreal

    and hey, the battle scenes are definitely Digimon Adventure PSP, the command icon, etc

    thank god, the commands are in english

  • Budgiecat

    just be sure to localize it Namco; I mean, you localized Sword Art Online, cmon…

    • ayb_91

      Lol. That’s my kitty kitten. :3

    • jujubee88

      There’s a petition for it, and I think they are considering it.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        Bamco still keep being silent about digimon

  • Ping92

    i don’t really care if it’s digital only. Localize it Namco!

    • Elvick

      I wouldn’t either. Digimon exception yo~

    • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

      Digital monsters as a digital release does make sense, I guess. I would buy it whatever, though!

  • Elvick

    I want this so hard.

    • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

      Mara hard?

    • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

      Correction: “I want this so hard, in English.”

  • http://terracannon876.livejournal.com Laura

    This probably will never happen, but I do hope that the story will have actual … sleuthing. You know, as a detective. It would be an interesting new direction, imo, since right now it sounds like a mix between Digimon and .hack and Devil Survivor. Save the world (both worlds) and all that jazz.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      maybe sleuthing here is searching for the truth, solving mysteries

      • http://terracannon876.livejournal.com Laura

        Yeah, that’s what I figured is going to happen. Just hoping they go … in a different direction from what I expect XD Digimon Story stories have never really wow’ed me, unfortunately :(

        Oh well, at least there’s the promise of Digimon ^o^

        • Renaldi Saputra

          most of digimon story series only focus on the gaming content, for the story, not so much

          but cyber sleuth give promising story, so Tamers Mk II

          • http://terracannon876.livejournal.com Laura

            Ah, time to invest in a Vita…

          • http://terracannon876.livejournal.com Laura

            But yeah, Digimon Story has always tried to have a solid story (the same way Pokemon tries to emphasize story) while focusing on both side quests and gameplay (in terms of evolution and raising), so it’s feasible CS will be the same way. Just wonder what the “side quests” will be here.

            • Renaldi Saputra

              but from seeing the background of the game, I’ve been thinking that this game’s story will have some controversial things or some plot twists, not just a tamer saving the world by fighting big bad digimon, or etc.

              Sidequest? hmm I also wonder

              • http://terracannon876.livejournal.com Laura

                True, true. I mean, whether it’s a worthwhile twist is up in the air (DW Re:D tried to do one, but it … came up half-arsed), but I applaud them for trying. Digimon can pull off mature stories when it has good writers, so here’s hoping!

                The big bad will definitely be a Digimon, though XD (haha, yea, I know that wasn’t your point, but I couldn’t help it XD)

                • Renaldi Saputra

                  didn’t you see the Eater? It’s not a digimon, and it can have a true form, as the final enemy

                  • http://terracannon876.livejournal.com Laura

                    Oh, true true. I thought you meant in a … “the final enemy is a human” kind of way, so somehow the Eater just completely slipped my mind. Whoops.

                    But man, that thing really looks like it popped out of Devil Survivor.

                    • Renaldi Saputra

                      I believe that this game is inspired of DeSu2 and .hack, as both series are talking about “digital” things…

  • jujubee88

    One of my most anticipated VITA games ever! :)

  • Veemon

    Support the localization campaign folks to bring back Digimon all over the area!! ~ Veemon