“The RPG That Will Return” Is… Digimon Story: Lost Evolution?

By Spencer . November 18, 2009 . 8:03am

imageNamco Bandai’s RPG countdown clock evaded an early Famitsu reveal, but may have been leaked another way.


Japanese blogs are reporting Digimon Story: Lost Evolution, a new Digimon RPG for the Nintendo DS is slated for 2010. Could this be the game Namco Bandai is teasing?


In addition to Digimon Story, Dragon Ball DS 2 Assault! Red Ribbon Army, a sequel to Dragon Ball DS is scheduled to ship on February 11 and it’s also for the DS.

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  • Oh, I hope it’s not Digimon. I was really looking forward to something else

  • errrrrrrrr ok …….. this is still not oficial i wont abandon hope just yet …

    • I…wouldn’t do that if I were you. The URL hinted at a Bandai property. This has to be it.

      • ElTopo

        lol thats just so sad. Is Digimon still big…anywhere?

        • You know, I don’t know. I never was a big Digimon fan and never paid attention to the games. I guess we’ll see what sales are like in Japan when this game releases…

          • MisterNiwa

            I am sad that it is Digimon.

          • To be fair, I’m not 100% sure it’s Digimon, I’m filling in the gaps here. But there is a Digimon RPG in the pipeline and as Ishaan notes the URL suggests the RPG is a Bandai property, not a Namco one.Digimon is a Bandai property so….

          • MisterNiwa

            Is this actually a RPG that anybody wants nowadays!?

  • jarrodand

    lol. First Keroro, now this… Bandai ruins everything.

  • Seems like most people are quite disappointed, myself included.

    The last Digimon game I played on the GBA (a present from a friend) was a disappointment and even though it was a while ago, I can’t help but imagine this game will probably play more or less the same.

  • malek86

    I feel as if a million voices were crying in excitement, and then were suddenly disappointed.

  • Pichi

    Looking forward to Dragon Ball 2 DS. Had a feeling they’ll make a sequel.

  • er, really? like, has any digimon games ever been treated like this? with teaser or countdown or stuff like that? i don’t think it’s digimon. it’s something else, though i’m not so sure it’s a big title we all expect. probably gonna revive old IP…

  • Another shameful marketing ploy successfully executed. Hook, Line, and Sinker. I think we’ve been burned enough by our own vivid imaginations with countdowns. Why do we torture ourselves so much?! =) Well, hey, it may not be a popular series, but everyone around the world was talking about Namco Bandai for a bit, right? Guess that should make some PR people happy.

  • I don’t believe this…

  • epy

    Dissapointing doesn’t quite cover it. As jarrodand said, first Keroro, now this. Feels like Bamco is just trolling us.

    • It would be pretty funny if the countdown turned out to be a Rickroll.
      May as well be, it seems.

  • Saturnus

    rofl is this for real? All that hype for another Digimon RPG… For DS?

    well maybe there is a bit of hope that this is not the RPG they intended to reveal.

  • “It’s just a little airborne! It’s still good, it’s still good!”.

    Well, here’s hoping it still might be Guadia Quest.

  • Ereek

    This. This is why I do not get myself excited over countdowns anymore.

    Especially from Bamco.

  • Habimaru


  • Maybe KOS-MOS will make a cameo appearance.


  • Something fishy is going on here.

    First, has Jump ever leaked this early?

    Second, the art on the website seemed something that would’ve been made for a console release, has Bandai ever made that kind of 3D art for a DS Digimon game before?

    And there were already two DS Digimon games, and Bandai’s site (and now Bandai Namco’s site) has lited a Digimon game for Wii for a long while.

    Why are they putting out a 3rd DS game while having released NONE for Wii even though they’ve been planning to for ages?

    I wouldn’t be surprised and am actually hoping that the leak is fake and it’s actually a Digimon game for Wii, I figured it was Digimon, but a Wii release after listing it for so long seemed far more logical than yet another DS release.

  • Kris

    It can’t be…
    Can it?

  • nice! well i liked the digimon games though, the ds ones werent good, the digimon 3 was excellent

  • Tokyo Guy

    Wow…what a disappointment.

  • kupomogli

    There’s only one Digimon game I’ve played and it’s a PSX ripoff of Super Smash Bros. It’s not really good per se, but it’s pretty fun.

  • Digimon?


    That’s it, I give up on Namco Bandai.

  • Kuza21

    You gotta be kidding me…

  • PKMongoose

    Oh now come on. The Digimon RPGs for the DS are actually pretty decent. Everyone just bums on it for being similar to Pokemon.

    I DARE any of you to actually try one of the Digimon DS RPGs and say they’re horrible. I DARE YOU.

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