Digimon Adventure Lets You Make Choices During Event Scenes

By Laura . November 20, 2012 . 10:50am

New information on Digimon Adventure is out via V Jump magazine and a new trailer for the game. A subbed version of the trailer can be seen below (courtesy of the WiththeWill forums). Be warned that the trailer contains spoilers for the anime series! You can click the “CC” button for subtitles.



As previously reported, all of the old cast is back, and the entire anime will be covered—up to and presumably including the Our War Game movie. Voiced scenes are voiced by almost all the original voice actors and battles will be turn-based. Not all of the scenes are voiced, but judging by the trailer, it looks like the major ones will be. The original series’ director is also on board.


The trailer also indicates that you can modify the childrens’ partners’ stats through using equipment on a hexagon grid system. In addition, during the event scenes, you can choose responses. V Jump reports that what you choose will actually affect what happens in that episode. For example, one choice (presumably during the SkullGreymon episode) will result in Taichi and Agumon fighting together and another will result in the two separating. We’re currently unsure how these change of events will actually affect the outcome of the story.


There are also sub-quests that you can accept, and during these, two of the children (and their Digimon) may strike up a conversation. These conversations will deepen the bond between the characters. The dialogue and scenes will be original to the PSP game. It is currently unknown how the bonds will affect gameplay.


More information has also been released on the special episode that results in Taichi being tossed into a green-and-black matrix dungeon with the rest of the series’ Goggle Heads (and honorary Goggle Heads). In celebration of the series’ 15th Anniversary, a new Royal Knight has finally been revealed—Gankuumon.


Gankuumon is a Digimon admired by many who has been wandering through the Digital World. He is currently training his heir, the one who will inherit his name, Hackmon. Hackmon is a Beast Digimon who is also a descendent of Gankuumon and possesses extraordinary battle skills. In the dimension between worlds, Taichi and the others are trying to find Gankuumon, who holds the key to getting out of the dungeon.


Finally, V Jump also confirms that the previously reported limited edition pre-order Digivice ver. Portable is indeed a Digivice V-Pet on your PSP. The download code is included in the box. Digimon Adventure will be released Jan. 17, 2013 in Japan.


Food for thought:

1. The voice actors who are different thus far are Takeru’s and Devimon’s (may he rest in peace).


2. It appears that the attacks of the Digimon are the same ones that appear on the cards.  Agumon’s are Baby Flame, Spit Fire, and Sharp Claw.

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  • Bobthegreat

    Oh Digimon Adventure. Oh Butter-Fly. Oh the nostalgia.

    • Just Tim

      brave heart > Butter-Fly

      • Renaldi Saputra

        I seem agree depends on the situation.. However, butter-fly is more used for a nostalgia or memorial song of digimon.. and are in list of NicoNicoDouga Medley

  • The nostalgia just hit me hard TT_TT

    I want this game.

  • Leon_Tekashi

    Two words: Ranku up!!!

  • Ben Sylvia

    Hm… I’m going to assume in the boss fights against Digimon the main characters mons Digivolved against in the show they automatically Digivolve in the battle, and then you unlock that as an ability for other battles?

    Can’t wait to see gameplay videos of the Omnimon vs Diaboramon battle.

    Be nice if Adventure 2 could get this treatment in the future.

  • Christopher Nunes

    The nostalgia is too much! The first Digimon season AND music from Digimon World 1 combined together makes this game even more awesome! And love the special event after the main story where you team up with the other seasons’ Protagonist!

    This is going to be one of the greatest Digimon games ever!

  • Yeah, that’s pretty much all the important plot points in one video. I guess they don’t really care about not spoiling the story.

    Anyway, that extra crossover scenario with all the Digimon protagonists seems interesting. I wonder if Bandai would make something similar with subsequent series after Adventure? Who knows…

    • porkiewpyne

       Actually in the 2nd season of Xros Wars there was something along these lines :)

      • Oh. I… wasn’t tempted to watch it after the first season… so I wouldn’t know.

        • I think it was in one of the last few eps when all the protagonists and even many of the non-goggle heads appeared and fought off the villain.  It was a bit odd seeing the different art styles mashed together, but many people liked the cameos.

    • Samurai Don

      There’s really no need in keeping the plot points a secret consider the show it was based on is 15 years old.

      • That I don’t forget. It’s just that I’m surprised they’re not keeping spoilers for a game that is essentially half visual novel. Not to mention that there could very well be new audiences for this game.

        • Renaldi Saputra

           I feel the same.. It’s a half visual novel, and maybe you can cause bad ending if choosing wrong option

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    i’m crying right now.

  • ToshiChan

    The nostalgia is making me cry because it will never reach outside Japan in all likelihood.

    • Renaldi Saputra

       yea sadly, many epic games didn’t get localized especially bandai namco games.. that damn bamco..

  • One step closer to a true Digimon Revival…

    • Ridho Siregar

      Why can’t Capcom follow something like this with Mega Man?

      • Renaldi Saputra

        Rockman/Megaman series’ characters now are in Unlimited Marvel Vs Capcom for PS Vita..

  • konsama

    OOOO so i was right, it was a portable pet emulator. God this game looks so awesome. Then put that song as background=INSTANT BUY!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Hiks.T_T Why can’t this tear stops?T_T

    • Renaldi Saputra

       bcos u heard Butter-fly too serious.. LOL

  • Palmon’s still the same seiyuu in the original. Just changed her stage name.

    Oh yeah, I like the “Social Link” feature of this game between the kids. Taoira, Mimato etc. Shippers would prolly hope it may have choices that has romantic tones in it. :p

    And, more scaps of the game found ‘ere: http://www.4gamer.net/games/184/G018497/20121116020/

    Definitely I’m hoping that before reaching Gankuumon himself in the original story dungeon, Taichi along with the Goggle Heads will have to fight once again the resurrected and teamed up group of Devimon, Etemon, Vamdemon/Myotismon and the Four Dark Masters. Something for an epic mid-boss fight. :p

    • Renaldi Saputra

       I wonder who replaced the late Shiozawa-san as Devimon

      •  Not sure myself too, Ren. Hopefully it’ll be unveiled sooner.

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    “Be warned that the trailer contains spoilers for the anime series”

    Can’t be worse than that poorly delivered plot twist regarding the eight child.

    “We’re currently unsure how these change of events will actually affect the outcome of the story.”

    Agumon can’t evolve without Taichi. He won’t become Greymon.

    I would put “Brave Heart” in every part of the game because the TV series used it every time things became epic (WereGarurumon beating that spider in the middle of a collapsing castle was probably the best execution of the song… sweet memories).


    •  Ah yes, but if he doesn’t become Greymon, then there won’t be that whole character growth sequence with SkullGreymon.  I suspect the small discontinuities will just be ignored, but hey, the thought’s nice…?

      Haha, I somehow doubt it was meant to be a secret at all, since it was heavily hinted, what, 5? 10? eps before the part where they actually needed to find the 8th child?  Then again, maybe as a kid I was really held in suspense…  I can’t remember…

    • Renaldi Saputra

       maybe it’s like when you’re playing visual novel.. who knows it will lead u to bad ending if you choose the wrong option.. that’s a Dramatic RPG genre where VN and RPG genre are being combined

  • Reiko_Chan

    I really wish they’d take the chance and bring this over.

  • Rudy Soto

    Soooo, there’s a chance that Sora would choose Tai over Matt, despite having had the most development with the former?

    • Ridho Siregar

      Thinking back now maybe they had the writer changed in 02 and that new writer is a SoraTo fanboy lol.

  • Göran Isacson

    …. Sssooo if they ever release a sequel and you keep the “selection data” or whatever from this game, there may exist a possibility that the epilogue can be altered? Perhaps even undone?

    Don’t look at me like I’m some unreasonably nostalgic manchild who can’t let go of a grudge IT HURTS TO THIS DAY OKAY?!

  • FFmax

    This is never coming over here is it?

    • Renaldi Saputra

       since it’s a bandai namco game, for psp, and based on anime, there’s always very very low chance to get localized

  • MiniTaurus

    I wish there would be a Digimon xxth anniversary concert outside Japan TT.TT

    • Renaldi Saputra

      sadly there’s only a few loyal digimon fans outside japan..
      1st August is the odaiba memorial day, the official memorial day of digimon..

      • Alexander Marquis Starkey

        Bull shit, there are few loyal fans who still keep up with the series. If you look at old fans who watched as kids, there are a lot of them, that no longer keep up with the series, don’t know that most of the games existed, nor were able to buy them. If this game were to get localized, and properly advertised, it would put up at something in the mid to high 5 digit numbers at the least.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          I said “there’re only a few loyal digimon fans outside japan”, not in Japan, you didn’t read it clearly.. There’re still many loyal digi-fans in Japan.. They usually celebrate Odaiba Memorial every year with a small music concert that contains digimon memorial songs..

  • Masengan

    Damn, hearing Butterfly again gives me goosebumps. This is THE Digimon game I must play by any means. 

  • Unlimax

    This is too much for me T_T …

    I need the Western version RIGHT NOW !!!

    • Renaldi Saputra

       maybe subbed version is better than western version

  • Renaldi Saputra

    “…………..stay shigachi na image darake no tayorinai tsubasa demo kitto toberu sa.. ON MY LOVE!!!!!!!!!”  Still pray for Wada Kouji who’s still being hiatus due to lung cancer.. Get well soon wada-san..

    And well, as Vince said, Palmon’s seiyuu is the same, just changing her name.. The one who has different seiyuu is Takeru, being replaced by Han Megumi due to the retire of Takeru’s old seiyuu..

    Devimon’s seiyuu, Shiozawa Kaneto had passed away since 2001 (may he rest in peace too).. I wonder who replaced him as devimon..

    About the 12th member of Royal Knights, I think the design doesn’t look like ‘knight’ in general.. He looks more like a brawler/banchou like BanchouLeomon.. The design of face may represent that he’s a guy who loves to be a loner, and might has a wild and hot-blooded personality.. He can be a dragon or beast.. But for me, he looks more like a beast-man..

  • Kibbitz

    Actually, since so many people here bring up their desire for this to be brought outside of Japan, it got me curious and I did a quick glance at Wikipedia at the history of Digimon games. From what I can tell, the last international Digimon title seems to be Digimon World Championship. Did that sell badly?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      championship didn’t sell well outside japan, even in japan itself.. but re:digitize sold pretty well in japan

    • Elvick

      I think the issue is that Digimon just kind of fell off, and they didn’t put in the effort to bring it back into the attention of people.

      I highly doubt Namco Bandai bothered to advertise at all, so it was relying on name recognition alone.

      If they were smart, they would have brought out Re: Digitize, and got with the company who released Season 1 on DVD recently. Then advertised the game in conjunction with the DVD set.

      Then localize this game, which is also in line with the most “beloved” season.

      But that would have been nice… ):

      • Kibbitz

        The sad realities of entertainment being a business, I guess. Alas.

        • Renaldi Saputra

           it’s Bandai Namco after all

  • Renaldi Saputra

    btw am I the only one who realized that they used the soundtrack of Digimon World 1’s “Misty Trees” on the first minute??

  • Nitraion

    Oww childhood memories flashed before me…
    am I dying ?? O-o

  • Elvick

    I want it… so bad. ):

  • aaaarargh i really want to cry seeing this, really!!
    if only west got this…
    especially the wizardmon scene..

    BTW, no BRAVE HEART song confirmed yet?

  • I think most of us here ady know all the spoilers lol. This IS our childhood anime after all. All of my childhood flashback.

    Well I heard the reprint (or something) of the 1st season of the anime sells quite OK so I guess this has a better % to get localise. After all Adventure is the fan favourite season. I want to see this in english >.<

    We can change the events? Cool. SLink? Awesome. Crossover event + Gankuumon? GIMME THIS GAME BAMCO.

    • Renaldi Saputra

       it’s like playing visual novel + RPG
      that’s what a dramatic RPG means, probably..

      • I think we can safely call it RPN. So it will be kinda like F/Extra or P3/4 eh… Me like.

        • Renaldi Saputra

           yea, you’re right

  • Crok425

    Oh nostalgia… you are giving chills.
    How much I miss Digimon… I uh… honestly don’t like the new series.

  • Joseph

    Does anyone know if this is for PSP or PSV

  • it will be great moment so epic

  • Wow the thing that I like is that the Digimons’ special attacks will be the same as they have in the cards (if you play Digimon Card Battle). Which means MetalGarurumon will have “Cocytus Breath”, “Garuru Tomahawk”, & “G-X Freezer”.

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