“Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth” has plenty of fans excited about its debut in the West, so naturally a new trailer of the game was released to add to the excitement. While previous trailers gave gamers the premise of the story or snippets of gameplay, this one focuses on battles and digivolution, the most famous aspects of the series.
An article from Siliconera stated that the trailer gives us a good look at these gameplay elements, which is correct. Fans get a good look at the turn-based combat system, with plenty of familiar Digimon from the anime like Angewomon and Black WarGreymon.
In addition to the fights the trailer also shows some footage of the player raising Digimons in a farm. This is where players can feed their Digimon and have them interact with each other. The footage once again shows a number of creatures from the popular television show, like Wormmon and Growlmon.
Fans also get a sneak peek at the special pre-order content in action. This includes special attires for Agumon, one of which looks like Tai from the very first Digimon anime. There are also four pre-order exclusive Digimon: Black Agumon, Black Gabumon, Cherubimon and Beezlemon.
While Western fans will be able to get their hands on the game in Feb. 22, Japanese fans have been playing the game since 2012. “Cyber Sleuth” only came out on the Vita for Japanese gamers, while Western fans will be able to play the game on the PS4. That being said, the PS4 version will be the only one that gets a retail copy, while the English Vita version must be purchased through the PlayStation Network.
Game Revolution has compared “Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth” to the “Shin Megami Tensei” games, particularly the “Persona” series. This is high praise for the game, since previous games based on “Digimon” didn’t do too well with critics, though fans will have to wait till February to see how this game does.
Fans can pre-order “Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth” right now for the PS4 and PS Vita. The game comes out on Feb. 22, so fans of the anime gave something to look forward to, while those that like Japanese roleplaying games (RPG) have another title to add to their collection.