How many more Digimon Survive stories do we have to write? The long awaited role-playing game has been scuppered by delays and development troubles for getting on four years now, and there's still no confirmed release date in sight — just a vague '2022' window.
We do, however, have a new trailer, and some additional information from Digimon Con 2022, which took place over the weekend. As it turns out, Digimon Survive has actually been moved from its original developer, Witchcraft, to HYDE, another Japanese studio. As such, it's taken even longer for things to get back on track, but producer Kazumasa Habu is confident that it's now all going to plan.
During the event, Habu spoke about the game at length, discussing what players can expect. The gist of it is that this is still a story-driven, turn based strategic RPG in which you command a party of digital monsters. When you're not on the battlefield, you'll have to forge friendships with other digimon users through visual novel-style interactions. The narrative can branch off in different directions depending on your choices, and one run will take around 40 hours to complete.
Digimon Survive still sounds great, then, but at this point we just want to know when it's coming. Hopefully this will be the game's last major update before we finally get a release date.
[source gematsu.com, via nintendolife.com]
My question is what caused the change in developers lol.
@CynicalGamer There were rumors that Witchcraft couldn't utilize the game engine properly, no matter how many times they started from scratch. My guess is that Bandai just transfered it to a more experienced team.
@Divergent95 Thanks for the info.
"How many more Digimon Survive stories do we have to write?" I mean, you're saying this about Digimon but yet at one point there were nearly (annoyingly) daily stories about Sifu?
Serious business mode though: I am SO ON for Digimon. Have been in the fandom since Adventure 02, so 20ish years. I am pleased to see Survive has still....survived?
Just hook it to my veins; can't wait to play this, seems like a Digimon game I can finally be into!
Seriously I don't think I care about this game anymore. I have all the other Digimon games to play if I want and honestly I'm beginning to partially doubt this game even exists. Give a release date and then I'll believe it.
This one always sounded really cool. I wasn't a fan at all of Cyber Sleuth (didn't even got the second one), but I'll be keeping my eyes on this one. Not a must-buy by any means (at least for me), but interested.
@RubyCarbuncle Yeah I can't blame you for feeling this way, Survive was announced in July 2018 and still no release date...
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