The latest Digimon game has a lot in store for hardcore fans of the franchise. The latest Digimon World Next Order trailer gives a peek of the plot of the game. It seems the game itself takes a lot of cues from previous titles in the series.
Players from Japan were the first to receive the game last March 2017 for the PlayStation Vita. Digimon World Next Order was developed by B.B. Studio and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Fans of the franchise will be able to use classic Digimon from across different iterations of the series.
Interestingly, the plot of Digimon World Next Order also takes a lot of classic elements from other Digimon franchises. Although fans will instantly recognize a global threat they have to defeat, it does provide a lot of nostalgia for lovers of the franchise. Just how is the game played?
Digimon World Next Order: Overall Plot, Cross Evolution
Bandai Namco has released a new trailer that elaborated some of the key plot points from the game. It seems the Brain Hack program is making Machinedramon experience something wrong with his body. This forces protagonists Takuto and Shiki to go to the Digital World and work with fan-favorite Digimon to save the day.
It seems players are able to choose between Agumon, Gabumon, Biyomon and Palmon in order to save the day. According to Gematsu, the game’s primary villain is called Omega. He is wreaking havoc across the Digital World using his powers. A cue to look at the trailer is the phrase, “…a threat they (the Digimon) have never seen before.” This hints towards a completely different plot separate from familiar Digimon franchises.
Additionally, the game also introduces the concept of Extra Cross Evolution. According to Siliconera, these special modes happen when players meet enough Order Points and battle conditions. The special buff “fuses” characters into new creatures.
Basic, New Mechanics
The game is an open world role-playing game (RPG) that is similar to other Digimon games. This includes Digimon World, Digimon Re:Digitize and Decode. However, in this case, the player has a second Digimon partner as well.
This means players not only raise one but two Digimon simultaneously. Opportunities to Digivolve their Digimon now exist across the board. This makes players navigate through two different trees of Digivolutions. Battles use a unique artificial intelligence (AI) battle system.
Players only get to issue strategic commands to their Digimon. This means they have no manual control over how their Digimon fights. This gives the game its own “trainer-pet” feeling.
Digimon fans who want to witness new heroes save the world can buy the game once it releases this month for the PlayStation 4. Its international edition will have a February 2017 launch.