Digimon Survive: Trailer, gameplay features, release date

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Bandai Namco and HYDE are preparing to launch their next big RPG with Digimon Survive set to take players into a brand new world in 2022. Here’s everything we know about the game including its release date, trailer, gameplay features, and more.

Digimon fans have been waiting for years on the latest game in the franchise since it was initially revealed in 2018. Since then, the game’s been hit with delays after changing dev teams mid-way through, which has kept players itching for any news.

The publisher maintained radio silence on Digimon Survive’s dev cycle for years, but now fans have a lot more details to absorb ahead of the title’s imminent release.

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Take a look at all there is to know about the upcoming RPG that promises to be a wholesale departure from popular entries like Cyber Sleuth.


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Digimon Survive will have different paths for players to explore.

Digimon Survive release date

Digimon Survive will launch on July 29, 2022, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The game will also be compatible with Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5.

The news was announced via the official Bandai Namco Entertainment America YouTube channel. It’s likely this will be the release date for all territories, so Digimon fans across the world won’t have to wait too much longer.

Digimon Survive trailers

Several trailers have been released in the leadup to Digimon Survive’s release, with the first initial glimpse of the game – the opening movie – dating back to August 2019. Most recently, Bandai Namco America released an English-narrated trailer that highlighted the core gameplay elements.

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The trailer features brief looks at environmental exploration, the grid-based tactical combat, and the important decisions the player will have to make during the segments of the visual novel that make up Digimon Survive’s story.

Check out all of the trailers below.

Gameplay Trailer

Release Date Trailer

Character Trailer

Digimon Survive – Opening Movie

Digimon Survive plot

Digimon Survive will follow new character, Momotsuka Takuma, and his friends as they’re thrust into a mysterious world filled with “monstrous creatures”. The game will be a mix of tactical gameplay and visual novel elements.

The devs have been open about making this game a “little darker” than previous stories in the Digimon universe. Players’ choices may prove to be critical since they can affect story progression, as the devs teased hardships that could include “the deaths of friends”.

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Longtime fans of the games, anime, or manga are being promised a new take with a more grounded approach to Survive’s plot that should make for a deep narrative.

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Digimon Survive will introduce players to a new cast of monsters and characters.

Digimon Survive gameplay features

Digimon Survive is a strategy RPG with a strong visual novel side that will make the bulk of the game. The studio said to expect a “volume of visual novel and tactical battles [that] is about 7:3” across the entire experience.

Battles happen through turn-based gameplay with up to 10 units to bring to the foray. Players will be able to move their Digimon across a grid, while also utilizing SP to unleash abilities and Digivolve.

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There will be 113 Digimon that can be trained, many of which can become your partner Digimon by interacting with them.

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Digimon Survive will have strategic RPG gameplay with over 100 different monsters.

As players progress through Survive, interactions with other characters influence the story and a “Karma” system will even impact your partner’s Digivolution path.

Expect each run to last about 40 hours, with about 80 to 100 hours needed to complete all possible story routes.

There’s going to be ample amounts of content in Digimon Survive for players to explore while discovering a new perspective of the franchise like never before.

So, there you have it, everything we currently know about Digimon Survive. Be sure to check out our other video game release hubs:

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