New details about Bandai Namco’s “Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth” sequel have been announced.

“Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory” is not due to arrive in the U.S. until early 2018, but more and more details about the game have been surfacing recently. The latest of which comes from the new issue of Japanese magazine V-Jump as translated by Gematsu. In the update, new characters and their Digimon partners are introduced alongside the new system that players should know ahead of the game’s release.

New Characters

When fans get their hands on the “Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth” sequel, they will meet a brand new face and one who is already very familiar to them. The former pertains to new character Chitose Imai, who is said to be the sub-leader of Hudie, while the latter is none other than “Cyber Sleuth” character Nokia Shiramine.

For those interested in Chitose Imai, they will like this character more when they find out that he is considered the mood maker of the team. He is very sociable as well. This new character’s Digimon partner is Ankylomon, a beast that’s covered with hardened skin and very tough protuberances.

On the other hand, players who have played the predecessor of the game may already have a good idea of who Nokia Shiramine is and what this character is capable of doing. Nokia Shiramine is described as someone who has a strong sense of justice and a strong distaste for crooked things. She has formed a group called “Rebels” with the goal of protecting the Digimon. Her partners are Agumon and Gaumon. Interestingly, there’s a mystery behind the unclear memory of Nokia Shiramine’s Digimon partners.

New System

The latest V-Jump issue also introduces the new system of “Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory” which is called “Territory Battle Quests.” This system basically refers to the battles that take place in the dungeon with the end goal of defeating the opposing team to expand one’s territory and boost one’s power.

Players should know that by defeating the leader of the enemies, they automatically defeat the entire opposing team. For clearing battles or quests, they will receive rewards. This then opens the opportunity for them to take a guest character with them in their journey.

Other Details

As previously reported, Bandai Namco dropped other details about the upcoming game last March. The Japanese video game publisher revealed the inclusion of English and German texts in the game. The company also disclosed at the time that the offline version will have the single-player option only, while the online version will have access to the two-player mode.

Fans who wanted a literal sequel to “Cyber Sleuth” will slightly be disappointed since the new title does not follow the events that happened in its predecessor. It will instead focus on Keisuke Amazawa’s adventure in the Digital World after he is accused of committing a crime. The game also features the curious backstory behind “Cyber Sleuth.”

Release Date

Bandai Namco is expected to release “Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory” in Japan this 2017. The game will be out for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. It is slated for release in North America and Europe in early 2018. No official dates have been announced as of late.