'Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth' news: New trailer shows classic turn-based battle system


BANDAI NAMCO released a new trailer for their upcoming title for the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita handheld, “Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth.”

During the recently held Jump Festa 2016the annual manga and anime convention in Japan organized by major manga publisher ShueishaBANDAI NAMCO took the stage to reveal a new trailer for “Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth.” The trailer highlighted the return of the turn-based system of battles for the game. It also showcased a few familiar Digimons and several evolution processed including MetalGarurumon and WarGreymon becoming Omegamon. The trailer also delved into the “scanning” system of the game, showing how players can evolve, devolve, and move their Digimons in the game.

BANDAI NAMCO also previously announced the pre-order bonus for players within the North American region, and will only be available for the PS version. It includes:

  • Bonus Character Themes:
    • Takumi Aiba
    • Nokia Shiramine
    • Bonus Digimon Themes:
      • UlforceVeedramon and Magnamon
      • Gallantmon and Omnimon
      • Agumon “Taichi Yagami” Costume
      • Agumon “Hero” Costume
      • Useful Item Set: Hunter USB, Full Revive x2 (can revive all fainted Digimon 100% HP), Brave Point C x3 (Giving one Digimon +10,000 EXP)
      • BlackAgumon and BlackGabumon
      • Cherubimon (Vice) and Beelzebumon (Blast Mode)

The above DLC list will also be available for players who availed the digital PS Vita version.

Here is the official synopsis for the game’s Western release, “Set in the near future, the line between the real and digital worlds is blurred. Logging into cyberspace is part of everyday life. For one teenager, a harmless on-line chat spawns a chance encounter with a mysterious hacker. Little did this teen know, this brief meeting would lead to a digi-monumental adventure.”

“Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth” will feature the return of the classic RPG turned-based battle system for the game. Here, players must encounter and battle with a certain Digimon in the wild in for a certain number of times for them to be able to fully “scan” the data of the Digimon with the “Digimon Capture” feature. Owned Digimon can then be brought to the Digi-Lab to have them digivolve or switch and store between Digimon.

“Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth” will be released on Feb. 2, 2016.