Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for the upcoming Japanese roleplaying game (RPG) “Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth”. The video doesn’t have any gameplay, but it does show some of the in-game cutscenes and even details the story, Game Informer reported. The video also has English narration from a mysterious character named Kyoko Kuremi, who describes herself as an “average” cyber detective.
The story takes place in the future where cyber space and virtual reality has become a part of everyday life, taking a page out of the epic anime film “Summer Wars”. Even the virtual world looks a lot like the one seen in “Summer Wars”, which isn’t a bad comparison to make since the director of the aforementioned film also directed the first “Digimon” movie.
In the game a teenager ventures around a part of cyberspace called “Eden” where he first encounters Digimon. Suddenly, a monster that came out of nowhere turns him into a half digitized, with Kyoko now stepping in to help him.
Things escalate quickly as cyber space mixes with reality and brings some of the more dangerous Digimon into our Earth. The trailer cryptically hints that a teenage girl will be able to save the humans and the Digimons, with fan-favorite Omnimon suddenly appearing to show how serious things are getting.
“Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth” still has no definitive release date, but will supposedly come out sometime in 2016. The game has been a long awaited one for fans and will be heading to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
If that wasn’t enough, Crunchy Roll has also confirmed that another game called “Digimon World: Next Order” is coming to the PlayStation Vita next year, but only in Japan so far. Unlike “Cyber Sleuth”, “Next Order” seems to have more in common with the older “Digimon World” games for PSOne, with the player having to praise, scold and feed their Digimon before they Digivolve.
Promotional material for both games has only highlighted some of the older Digimon from the hit anime show. While characters from the show will not be making appearances, the nostalgia factor of seeing favorites like Agumon and Gabumon should be enough for fans of the show.