Devil Survivor And Durarara!! Artist Tied To New PSP Digimon Game

By Spencer . July 18, 2011 . 12:12am

imageNamco Bandai has another Digimon game in development for PSP. V-Jump revealed Digimon World Re:Digitize which follows a 14 year old boy who travels between the real world and digital world.

 

The real world is like our world today, except with more advanced technology and a giant tower in the center of the main character’s city. A screenshot shows him riding a moped on the street. After an incident, the protagonist has to give up is motorbike riding hobby since he finds himself lost in the digital world.

 

Lights from open stores illuminate the digital world’s bustling city. There’s a tower in the world too, which could be the link between the two worlds. The main character has a gadget on his shoulder that allows him to interact with Digimon. Agumon follows the protagonist around and he can evolve into GeoGreymon.

 

Namco Bandai hired Suzuhito Yasuda who worked as an artist on Durarara!! to make the characters for Digimon World Re:Digitize. Since he and the main character from Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor both summon creatures, I suppose they could be friends or rivals in the Yasudaverse.

 

Digimon World Re:Digitize is slated for release on PSP next year.


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  • imaguni

    Ah, his version of the goggled protag looks pretty cute!

  • http://chronotwist.deviantart.com/ JustThisOne

    I love Digimon games. I don’t know why. Maybe because it’s so pokemon like. Or maybe it’s just because of Pandamon.

    Either way, I’m totally down for the new art style! :3 It definitely ramps up the cool factor of Digimon games.

  • Room201

    …Did someone say Digimon? I think I heard my heart skip a beat or two. 

    Now I’m hoping for this game to be good. Also +10 to Namco Bandai if they get Wada Kouji to sing the OP movie of this game. Shhh, I can dream.

    • puchinri

      Not just Wada Kouji, but Kouji and AiM (bonus points if they let her voice a role).

  • Exkaiser

    I’m pretty okay with this.

  • RagnaXBL

    Wow they’re only like 4 years too late

    • http://www.facebook.com/alwaysbored.andrade Jonathan Andrade

      There is a Digimon series currently on TV in Japan as we speak…

      • RagnaXBL

        and psp is dead

        • entrydenied

          It is thriving in Japan. The PSP is almost the top selling console every week. And Digimon is mainly a Japanese targetted series. So I don’t think this will get an English release.

        • http://www.facebook.com/alwaysbored.andrade Jonathan Andrade

          In North America. This game is obviously targeted at Japan, where the PSP traditionally is the best selling platform week in and week out, where its software market is more than healthy. Ignorance isn’t bliss in this case at all.

        • kupomogli

          Times like this I wish I could dislike a post.

        • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

          You really are going to keep spouting that nonsense aren’t you?

  • http://twitter.com/FuyuhotaruX Kururu

    yay Digimon World =D

  • http://twitter.com/ChaseBurr Chase Bonner

    come to americaaaa

  • http://www.fanfiction.net/u/601368/ Ikari Engeru

    Ahh… Digimon.. Brings back memories.

  • puchinri

    That’s nice to know there’s another Digimon game.
    [And hopefully if we get female characters in this (and so sad there's no femme protag option, so far anyway), then I hope they won't have giant or weird boobs.]

    I’m looking forward to more info.

    • LynxAmali

      Haven’t played DS or Dawn or Dusk? They gave you female options in those. Hell, in Dusk, it was canon that the player was female while Dawn was male.

      inb4 not localized considering we haven’t gotten Lost Evolution or the Xros games.

      • puchinri

        Oh, no, I know there’s a female option in those (I still haven’t got to the games though yet), but I mean it’s sad that we didn’t get a male and female protag news released, so it makes me wonder if there will be a female protag at all (as far as this game goes).

        I’m hoping it gets localized and really curious if it will myself. And just because I didn’t care for Xros, I will be traitorous and say that I personally am not sure if we’re missing out as far as the game goes (but it never hurts to have them anyway!).

  • http://www.facebook.com/CalientePhoenix Phoenix Caliente

    Digimon? Remember the Digimon games for PSOne? Classic.  A western release would be nice for this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anto-Jia/100000959030942 Anto Jia

    from the screen looks good!

    we have a fullsized character and a greymon as tall as him?

  • http://www.facebook.com/alwaysbored.andrade Jonathan Andrade

    I was a made to never be released in America.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ER2SJ6OJ6IPQ333UT3MYFWXGDU Atom

    Holy crap! I so called this game when it was a just a timer.  This is everything I posted in my comment on that page.

    “A prequel to Xenosaga… Nah. But I would love a open world Digimon game, done with the colors and look of the Digimon Movie. But also have it were you can go back and forth from the “Real” world to the “Digital” world. Anytime you want.Ha! The background represents the “Real” world, and the digital clock numbers represent the “Digital” world.”

    Okay, so I might not have got everything perfect,  like I didn’t get the movie style and colors right, but I was really close. You have to give me that…right?

  • http://twitter.com/Megawarrior345 Elle

    I always preferred the TV series of Digimon to  Pokemon. Please localize this. :(

  • http://twitter.com/VietKnight Alexander Le

    Finally a new Digimon game and please localized this at least instead of skipping it.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/HAEBCODVH3BGFIHE47BKNDXD2I Jonathan

    gah, the main character looks just like the one in Devil Survivor.

    only less (appropriately) depressed.

    Kinda sucks you can’t pick a gender tho, unless there’s some big story (doubtful). But hell, I make it a mission to try every Digimon game at least once.

  • kupomogli

    Even if I was interested in this, it’s from Namco Bandai, and Digimon hasn’t been popular in the west since the 90′s.  We’re definitely never seeing this one.

    • LynxAmali

      They did deliver World DS, Dawn and Dusk, Championship, Data Squad, etc.

      It’s the fact that the North American publishers are staying away from the PSP. We can always ask Atlus or Aksys if ScamDai won’t publish it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5U2W4A7IRFPQ5ONBHDVLXIAZQY Alejandro

    Dear lord! A digimon game! WITH 3D MODELS! NO MORE SPRITES (outside text box anyway)! Dear digital deities dis game demands to be delivered! Please Namco-Bandai!

  • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

    PSP?!?!?! AWESOME!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ModelKBT Metabee

    Oh man we need this game! If not I’m importing it day one. I wonder what the Female characters will look like? 

  • Zenkito

    WOOOOOOO! <3

  • axess707

    Too bad. I was really hoping for a Xros Wars game after watching Shoutmon X7′s epic DigiXros… but I can’t be too picky because of the lack of Digimon games for the PSP.

  • AzureNova

    Lolz, Yasudaverse.

  • KyoyaHibari

    Sweet Klonoa for PSStore and Digimon PSP, great news today :D

  • Daisuke Inuzuka

    Just when I almost gave up on another digimon game
    hopefully this one will be good, like those ps1 games

  • keriaku

    I am quite excited for this. I really hope it makes it over here. I haven’t been following the latest prior Digimon games, what’s the chance of this getting localized?

    • doubleO7

      Most of the recent DS games have made it to the US, so I think theres still a chance that this one will be brought over. I’m not sure about Europe though.

      • theworldofnoboundries

        If i am not mistaken we still haven’t got two titles for DS isn’t it? I hope Bamco will at least release this here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/strawberry.kurosaki William Hsia

    disproportional boobies here we come!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1769064526 Vivian Mai

    …Brb, remembering childhood and finding a way to watch all the Digimons.

    Oh hai there, Devil Survivor MC, first you get demons from you comp, and now you’re actually in the digital world of monsters!

    • XerosBeat

      He’s keeping himself busy haha

  • http://twitter.com/IXRoxasXI Rei Fal’Cie Sanchez

    Damn my childhood!!
    Nostalgia hmmm…BTW for PSP really???

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hau-To/100000362537881 Hau To

    I wonder if this game is linked to the teaser site.

    • PantsuKun

      V Jump magazine tells me yes. :3

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexander-Marquis-Starkey/100000190635952 Alexander Marquis Starkey

    Does the main digimon have to be Agumon?

    • http://www.facebook.com/alwaysbored.andrade Jonathan Andrade

      He is Digimon’s equivalent to Pikachu.

  • ZBaksh386

    i need guilmon and Digimon tamers in this thing. make it happen.

  • theworldofnoboundries

    Enough of Agumon pliz…… Give me Veemon.

  • Souji Tendou

    Where’s mah classic Agumon? I missed him. :O

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hassan-Saleh-Boxwalla/1127716063 Hassan Saleh Boxwalla

      He became more awesome! That’s where he is.

  • http://twitter.com/AleeNobrega Alexandre Nóbrega ✪
    • http://chronotwist.deviantart.com/ JustThisOne

      Fantastic. :O Thank you.

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