Bandai Namco has launched the official Japanese website for Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory, providing an introduction to the newly announced RPG, as well as the first screenshots and video.
Get the introduction below.
A New Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Title Appears!
For the March 2015-released Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, the basic concept of the Digimon Story series so far—a training RPG where you “adventure,” “train,” and “battle” while collecting Digimon—was kept in tact, and by powering up the setting and game systems with the theme of being a “game directed towards adults,” the title received high praise from many Digimon fans.
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory will be a new entry in the Cyber Sleuth series based on the setting and game systems of the previous title, in which a new story will develop.
A Story on the Other Side of “Cyber Sleuth”
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory will tell another story that happened on the other side of the events depicted in Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, from the point of view of a new protagonist.
In near future Tokyo, where the boundaries between reality and cyberspace have blurred, players will use AI-based computer viruses known as “Digimon” generated in cyberspace and become a new generation of hacker to solve the case of a rise in hostile hackers and Digimon.
The protagonist is not a hero chosen to save the world.
In the face of a world crisis—while previously established common sense and values significantly change—struggle to desperately protect your friends, family, and the place where you belong. This is a cyberpunk story with even stronger sci-fi elements!
- Developer: Media Vision
- Character Design: Suzuhito Yasuda
- Music: Masafumi Takada
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory depicts the story that happens on the other side of the previous title from the point of view of a new protagonist and characters.
The scenarios and quests are brand new and have the same volume of the previous title, the total number of Digimon that will appear has become 320, and the breadth of training has expanded.
Also, since it is set in the same world, it will share maps with the previous game, but about 30 new maps have been added for a total of about 90 maps.
Here are all the differences:
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Events Main Scenario: Chapters 1 to 18
Sub-Quests: About 70
Key Quests: About 30
Free Quests: About 40
*Does not include Farm Quests.
*A new game element not in the previous title has also been added, and there is an abundance of quest genres. Details will be shared at a later date.
Main Scenario: Chapters 1 to 20
Sub-Quests: About 70
Key Quests: 32
Free Quests: 39 (DLC included)
Digimon Total: About 320
73 new Digimon have been added from the previous game.
*Includes the two first-print bonus Digimon of the western release.
*The new Digimon added in this title can even be trained in the Cyber Sleuth included with Hacker’s Memory as a pack-in title.
231 Digimon + the seven digitally distributed Digimon + the nine first-print bonus Digimon.
*The two-first print bonus Digimon of the western release and the unobtainable Yggdrasil 7D6 are not included in this number.
Maps Total: About 90
About 30 new maps + about 60 maps shared with the previous game.
*The maps shared with the previous game have new gimmicks and Digimon appearances in the dungeons, and clearing them is a new experience.
*The number of maps shared with the previous game may changed based on game adjustments.
Total: About 74
14 maps are exclusive to Cyber Sleuth.
*The number of maps exclusive to Cyber Sleuth may change based on game adjustments to Hacker’s Memory.
The Original Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is Included as Pack-In Title, Marking the First Release of the PlayStation 4 Version in Japan
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory depicts the events that happen on the other side of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, the setting of which the game is based on.
Of course, you can enjoy the story of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory without playing the previous title, but in order for you to enjoy the setting established in this series even more, the original Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is also included with the game, making this an all-in-one Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth series package. This also marks the first time the PlayStation 4 version of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is released in Japan.
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan in 2017. While a western release has yet to be announced, a trademark for “Hacker’s Memory” was filed in Europe today.
Watch the first footage below, via the background of the official website. View the first screenshots at the gallery.