[Review] Digimon World: Next Order
Posted on 3 weeks ago by Dennis Gagliardotto(@LyonHart_) in Reviews, Switch, Switch eShop | 0 comments
Release date: February 22, 2023
Publisher: Bandai Namco
Six years into the Switch’s lifecycle, it’s still the go-to destination for ports and bringing older, potentially forgotten games into a more modern setting and for a wider audience. Digimon World: Next Order adds itself to that list, giving it another chance to shine following the positive reception to Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Digimon Survive. With the Digimon World brand having been around since 1999 in Japan, Next Order brings the 2017 title from PlayStation 4 and PS Vita to a Nintendo system. Though Digimon has always been a flexible property and taken on almost every genre under the sun, Digimon World stood by as a fond memory for decades for fans, but Next Order in 2017 didn’t necessarily point the series or the property in the right direction. Now in 2022, we’re meant to revisit a game that, while fun, is just too subpar at best to really warrant paying full price all over again.
More: Bandai Namco, Digimon, Digimon World
[Review] Digimon Survive
Posted on 7 months ago by Dennis Gagliardotto(@LyonHart_) in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments
Release Date: July 29, 2022
Publisher: Bandai Namco
From the Digimon tri. films to the dark Cyber Sleuth games, Digimon has seen renewed life in recent years with its new focus and emphasis on more somber tones and older, relatable characters. It’s no surprise then that Digimon Survive would once again continue this new vision and provide what is interestingly its most thought-provoking entry yet. The game features a deep and rich story, and it’s all implemented within a tactical RPG that’s rewarding, engaging, and worthy of the Digimon name.
[TGS 2016] Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters Cyber Arena impressions
Posted on 6 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS eShop, Previews | 1 Comment
Nintendo Everything was at this year’s Tokyo Game Show! We had a low-key presence at the event, but we did manage to try out several upcoming Japanese 3DS titles. Look for our impressions in the coming days.
Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters Cyber Arena is a free-to-play preview version of the upcoming 3DS game Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters. It just came out yesterday – September 21 – on the Japanese eShop. The full product will be released December 1 in Japan, though we’ve given the new download a test drive.
If you’re a Digimon veteran, don’t expect past Digimon creatures like Agumon to appear here. This adventure takes place in a brand-new universe where current trending technology like smartphones and augmented reality are prevalent. The new Digimon are called Appli Monsters, or Appmon in short, and are based on smartphone apps. As of the Cyber Arena version, there are a total of 147 Appmon available.
Namco Bandai announcing new Digimon game this month
Posted on 9 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 0 comments
Namco Bandai will announce a new Digimon game in the February 2014 issue of V-Jump, which releases on December 21. That’s according to a new teaser posted on the series’ portal site. Also on December 21, Namco Bandai is expected to show a debut trailer at its Jump Festa 2014 booth.
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Namco Bandai aware of fan demand for Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode in the west
Posted on 9 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News | 0 comments
Digimon fans have been pushing Namco Bandai to localize Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode, the series’ latest video game entry. One particular petition has already been “signed” by over 16,000 people.
If nothing else, Namco Bandai is aware of the support fans have shown towards Decode thus far. UK PR executive Joseph Walsh wrote on Twitter earlier this week:
@OperationDecode @NamcoBandaiUK @Leearigold A LOT of love for Digimon. Interesting stuff.
— Joseph Walsh (@Joukisan) October 28, 2013
Namco Bandai would probably be the only hope for a localization of Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode at this point. XSEED, a company that tends to localize niche Japanese titles, previously said the company would be unlikely to pick up Decode for a North American release.