After a few months of guesses and speculation, Bandai Namco announced that "Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth” would be coming to North America on Feb. 2 for the PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita. This is a game that many "Digimon" fans have been waiting for and now they can finally mark their calendars for it.
The release date for "Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth" was revealed in the New York Comic-Con (NYCC) event, during a panel hosted by Bandai Namco, according to a report from Twinfinite. The publishers later made the date official, so that any fans excited for the game would know when it would be available.
Gematsu also unveiled a number of pre-order bonuses for those who decide to reserve a physical copy of the PS4 version. The bonus downloadable content (DLC) includes black skins for Agumon and Gabumon, three costumes for Agumon, a "useful items" kit and two exclusive Digimon for the Western release: Beezlebumon and Cherubimon.
The Vita version for "Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth" will not have a physical release, but will be available for download on the PlayStation Network.
"Digimon Story" is an interesting attempt to showcase the series to a modern audience, while also pleasing older fans of the franchise. There are over 200 Digimon to recruit and train, including a number of creatures from the fan favorite anime series.
Players will also be able to travel between the real world and digital world, which is a first for a "Digimon" game. Previous games in the series had players get stuck in the digital world or had it integrated with society, making it a normal thing.
Gameplay is an interesting mix of "Pokemon" and "Persona," with a turn-based battle system that will please old-school gamers and a heavy emphasis on training the character’s Digimons.
The story is also much darker than previous games, focusing on the world’s dependence on digital items while also showing the horrors and whimsy of the digital world. Fans old and new may want to keep an eye on "Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth."