We're not going to sugar-coat it -- we're absolutely desperate for Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth to make it overseas.
The Vita role-playing game, which features turn based battles and a heck of a lot of Digimon, is releasing soon in Japan, but there's been no concrete word on a Western release. Our interest's been piqued by the trailer that we've embedded, which provides a seven minute introduction to the title. Not only does the game look visually fantastic, but it also appears to be packed full of content, as you raise, train, and battle your chosen team.
If we could read Japanese, we'd be importing this in an instant, but what are your plans? Will you join your prayers with our own? Tell us that it's your digi-destiny to play this in the comments section below.
This game looks excellent and I got a Persona feeling from the trailer.
I wish this would come west :/
I'm starting to feel like I'd like a full refund of my Vita from Sony. It's a games console they don't support with games!
The last AAA games I bought were Tearaway and Killzone in 2013 and while indies are nice, they marketed it to me as a AAA handheld console which it definitely now isn't.
As more time goes on, the more this irritates me and looking for dregs of mostly Japanese games like this is all the hope I have and they don't interest me...
Looks pretty good. I've not played a decent turn based battle game in a while. I don't even recall the last time I enjoyed one.
Already have this preordered at Play Asia and looking forward to it. Did have a chuckle at the 'Continues to Look like One of Vita's Most Promising Games' part of the headline. Nice bit of propaganda to make it sound like Vita has loads of great titles on the way. If the game releases over here Sony should demand those words are used in adverts.
@rastamadeus But it is one of the system's most promising games. Vita's got some decent games lined up, regardless of personal preference. They may not be AAA, sure, but we'll still take what we can get, right?
Just tell me there's a social link and Digimon fusing systems and I'm in lol
@rastamadeus Dunno about that mate. Plenty on this list that has got my attention, including Digimon Story.
Cheers for putting this on my radar, Rob!
P.S. Are we OK to post links in comments?
@General_Spiller Yup, just as long as it's not advertising or spam. Basically, just make sure it's relevant and all is well.
@tabris95 @ferrers405 It's definitely got a bit of the Persona vibe hasn't it?
Looks intersting. I'm also a bit surprised at some of the costumes, I thought digimon was always marketed at kids, was I wrong? Is this the first Digmon thing to do this.
Also, why is there English text in the trailer? It's definitally helpful, but I'm not sure why it's there.
Wow! This looks good...now I'm very excited! I need it in my life soon...
@tabris95 looks like a fusion between Angelmon and the other one somewhere in the trailer (sorry, I've not seen Digimon in ages). But it sure does seem like it has fusions
I've never met anyone who's played Digimon... Is it as complicated and rewarding as Pokemon or shallow but fun like Yo-Kai Watch?
@ShogunRok @General_Spiller The majority of games on that list are never being released either here or ever on Vita (Gravity Rush 2, PSO, Toro), coming to PS4/3 and are only on Vita because of Sony forcing CrossPlay on developers or aren't anything to write home about irregardless of taste. I'm not denying Vita has some good games coming up - and despite what some on here think you won't find a Vita-owner who loves the machine more than I and thankfully I know Japanese so can get more out of it than most - but I still stand by what I said. It looks decent but most promising on Vita is sadly hardly anything special now going forward. Joe Allen once played a beautiful ball into Luis Suarez. Once. Does that make him better than average?
EDIT (March 3rd): Joe Allen made Yaya Toure look like the worst midfielder to play at Anfield this season over the weekend. Wrong comparison to make there I think, haha.
I seriously don't understand the pessimistic view of what the Vita should have been in all that manner. It is a niche and JRPG machine... Nothing else. Doesn't mean we have to hate it for what it is, right?
@Inahime Nobody hates it and if it had been marketed as that originally that would be fine. The ill feeling comes from Sony screwing people over time after time with the machine. Vita could have been so much more than it is reduced to if someone at Sony had even a few good ideas on what to do in the handheld market. Put it this way if Nintendo made Vita and Sony the 3DS then Vita would be on top by miles as they would utilise, support and market it. Keep repeating myself but Nintendo get handhelds, Sony don't.
@Fandabidozi Pokemon is not complicated, in my opinion! Never played Youkai, though...
I think other Digimon games are not that great, but this one sure seems to be!
@rastamadeus What about the article that said Kaz hirai plans to make the PlayStation brand bigger and that includes the vita, not just PS4 and PS3.
Look at where the psp started then it took off having great games. Look at PS3 it came off rocky and it came back in 2009 it had a comeback! Same thing with vita and Sony can make it happen.
Holy crap this looks great. We need this to come west. Where do we start the petition?
I honestly think the thing that surprises me most here is that Digimon is still going, I remember the first couple of series from when I was younger, but I just figured it had faded into obscurity long ago! But nope, looking at Wikipedia the 7th series will be premiering this year!
Oh well, as long as they make the game accessible to people who are out of the loop as far as the series go then I'm in
hope this one to be the nexr P4G on Vita, and hope this one comes to the west!
@Inahime You seem to be adopting Sony's primary strategy, head in the sand. What do you expect the boss to say? "Vita is dead! We don't care! Can't believe you morons bought it!!! Mwuahahahahaha"?
There's no Lazarus-like comeback with Vita. Sony don't want there to be as they do not give a flying f*** about it. They don't support the machine, they ignore it, they make sure people don't buy it by still having a stupid price for a machine near death and it's ludicrous memory cards. PS3 came back as people supported it, next to nobody (bar indies) support Vita apart from the odd exception like here. PSP? Really? It improved, I'll give you that, but it got trounced by the most successful handheld console ever. Not exactly a great comparison. PSP though, like PS3, had support from third parties and Sony studios. Noticing a theme here?
Just enjoy the console and stop worrying about it. Better consoles have gone quicker (Dreamcast) and worse have lasted longer. Even though it is all but dead it doesn't mean we Vita owners can't keep on playing our games and enjoying the scraps we're fed.
@rastamadeus Well I do not like the fact that you and boss are portraying that the vita is dead...
@Inahime Excellent use of your eyes there. I said all but dead. Never mind though. The Vita is all but dead. All. But. Dead. If you don't like it then fine, but don't try and make out like it's healthy and fine and about to bounce back. You'll only upset yourself. As I said, just enjoy the games we have and will be getting.
@rastamadeus Well it just got to me and I made a mistake... I do have my disagreements but I will agree that we should enjoy our vitas and let nature do the rest...
@Inahime Nowt wrong with that and, just so you know, I'm not having a go at you or anything. I just accepted the Vita's fate within it's first six months (it's been obvious since then the console will never be what we wanted) and it means I can enjoy it more. Same with Wii U. They are my two favourite current consoles I own, I couldn't care less that they're both failures, I just enjoy the games.
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