New Digimon Game Project To Be Announced Next Week

By Ishaan . February 15, 2013 . 12:20pm

Namco Bandai will be revealing a new Digimon game as part of an ongoing 15th anniversary celebration for the Digimon series next week. The game will be revealed in next week’s issue of V Jump magazine in Japan.


No further details have been announced yet, although Namco say that a website for the game will go live on February 21st.


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  • LunarKnite

    So many Digimon games, so little localizations.

    • Craig Mikucki

      So many tears.

      • Raharu95

        So much unrequited hope…

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      >:{ I know…….I know

    • Renaldi Saputra

      but as long as there’re still someone who will voluntarily do an eng patch, I think that would be no problem.. even if the patch is not full 100%

      • Z3

        There is actually a group I know who’s translating re digitize and digimon adventures

        • Renaldi Saputra

          yea I know it

    • Z3

      The feels bro….

  • Serpenter Rex

    Another one already? Hopeful that it’ll be Digimon Rumble Arena 3, I loved that game when I was a kid lol.

    • gustinex

      rumble area 3 for ps3 pls !

  • Pedro Tavares

    I’m hoping for a new 3DS Digimon Story game.

    • Otoya

      And hope it will be localized or else I need to get a JP 3DS which I cant :(

      • Pedro Tavares

        Nitendo seems to be helping 3rd parties localizing games, as we can see with recent announced games, so hopefully it happens.

        • Otoya

          Lets hope so, thats what I hope for Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright too……

        • Elvick

          Wouldn’t make much sense to help a competitor of Pokemon to come out.

          • Just Tim

            Digimon’s roots was Tamagotchi, while Pokemon’s roots was Satoshi Tajiri’s bug collecting hobby. By default, these two have completely different audiences.

          • Suicunesol

            Um. I don’t think so. Regardless of how they started, it can’t be a coincidence that they both appeared and rose in popularity at almost exactly the same time. Similar name, similar concept. And yes their audiences do overlap (not completely); there’s an audience out there that loves raising monsters.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            similar concept?? I don’t think so..
            one is monsters that were captured in a ball, a trainer who travels to become a champion, train his/her monsters by fighting other trainers to become strong..
            and the other one is monsters that were made by binary numbers 0 and 1.. a raising monster pet game based on tamagotchi series but for boys..

            but if you said that “they’re both monsters and evolution” then I would say a yes..

    • Renaldi Saputra
      your wish is finally granted..
      but too bad it’s not Digimon Story, but Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode

      • Pedro Tavares

        Bah… I wanted a Digimon Story, I’m not going to play Redigitize again just necause they add a new “quest” with Omnimon X Antibody.

  • Charmchar

    Kind of sucks to hear about these new games coming out in Japan that we’ll never get, especially something as awesome as Digimon.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      well, there’s still an english patch.. so it won’t be a problem..
      the only problem is if this game will be on Vita.. we will never get an english translation

      • Charmchar


  • Spirit Macardi

    I’m all for more Digimon stuff, though has Namco Bandai forgotten about another series of theirs that has a 15th anniversary currently? A series with a main character who happens to share a voice with both Kumamon and Gumdramon?

    Well, regardless I’m hoping this game will be for a system where there’s at least a chance of localization.

    • Pedro Tavares

      Nintendo is helping companies localize their games so hopefully its for the 3DS .

    • puchinri

      I’m guessing you mean Klonoa? I’m actually really annoyed that we’ve seen so little love for Klonoa, and about the only thing we did get was a comic (on our side of the shores at that, like Bamco JP forgot he existed or something).

      • Pedro Tavares

        I rgink he is talking about the other two digimon games for DS and the ones on the PSP not getting localized.

        Spirit Bacardi I would reallly like to see Gumdramon and Shoutmon in a a game and to be given levels, didnt like the whole no levels in Xros wars.

        • puchinri

          I meant the other character that’s celebrating an anniversary~.

      • Spirit Macardi

        Exactly. Even the comic, while decent enough for what it is, isn’t a replacement for a new game. Plus they’ve clearly shown that 15 years is an important number to them, so to ignore this one seems wildly hypocritical.

        • puchinri

          I was thinking that. They know how to celebrate anniversaries when they want (Tales of, Digimon), but I guess they also know how to ignore them. I wonder if contacting Bamco here could get any information or news on the matter?

    • Just Tim

      It doesn’t help that DBZ’s Silver (read: 25th) Anniversary is in 2014, while as everybody knows, Namco Bandai since its pre-merger Bandai days got the toy and video game rights for Dragonball.

    • Deekei

      I was thinking breath of fire, but the first one came out in 1993.


      EDIT: Not by namco… still alittle peeved at the revelation though.

      • Spirit Macardi

        That’s a Capcom series, not a Namco one x3

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    I hope its better than Adventure PSP. It was great and charming but too boring as a game. PLEASE BE 02 PSP

  • Ayaka

    Feels wonderful~
    I’m about to finish Digimon Adventure PSP, really nice title but makes me doubt of an hyphotetical Digimon Adventure 02… I remember the sales not being very good. Oh well, as far as I’m concerned it’s great they’re celebrating the brand!

  • puchinri

    Already? How many teams do they have working on these titles? x’D;
    I’m glad they’re happening, and I don’t doubt the quality of them, but at what point will they be doing too much and start sacrificing something?

    • Otoya

      Like your display. HAHA.
      As long as there is Digimon Game release, We fan will just play. XD

      • puchinri

        That’s true~. It’s sounding like Digimon Adventure may not be as fantastic as I hoped, but I’m probably going to import it and play it to my heart’s nostalgic content~!

        • It’s not fantastic, but very nice simple mechanics and it’s fun to enjoy in short bursts.

          • puchinri

            Ahh, okay. That sounds nice nonetheless~. You’ve reaffirmed my excitement to play.

          • It’s my job young lady~ *disappears back into the nightsky*

          • puchinri

            . . .Should I make a Tuxedo Kamen joke? Would that be okay to do? I totally got the feeling that I had to make one.

        • Otoya

          The game is nice but lacking in some way. You will understand once you play. Enjoy :) Go Cure SWORD!!! Me also precure fan. HAHA

          • puchinri

            Yay PreCure fans! ^u^
            I wish I could have all of the Doki Doki girls on my avatar. >u<

  • sd28

    digimon cross over rpg

  • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

    …3DS please. I can only play Dusk and Dawn so many times before it gets boring.

    • Renaldi Saputra
      congratz, your wishes is granted, but not Digimon Story

      • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

        Well, Dawn and Dusk were Digimon World games.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          its japanese name is Digimon Story Sunburst and Moonlight..
          only US ruined the name making it the digimon world..
          Re:Digitize is the real Digimon World series

  • DarkWaterClone

    I hope it is for the Vita this time around instead of the PSP. It would make sense if it was for that system seeing as the last two were for the PSP.

  • Otoya

    IF they release in:(assume no localized)
    Nintendo: People will cry!!!
    PSP or Vita? Everyone Happy
    PS3 or XBox360? Everyone happy

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Pokemon for DS and Digimon for psp, I see where this is going…….

    • Renaldi Saputra

      technically 3DS..
      bcos the announcement for X&Y represent that pokemon will be no longer for DS.. just like what they did to GBA and GBC

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Even though DS had more digimon than PSP?^_^

      • Renaldi Saputra

        but digimon games on DS weren’t canon..
        remember that DS users and PSP users rate are around 50 : 1

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Well, at least the digimon on DS is also really nice.^_^ Both the first one or the second one.^_^

          Hell, i would love more non canon Digimon here. I actually like their simple story more than some of the anime especially the recent Digimon X-ros Wars second season.(First season is still very good if you asked me.^_^)

          • Renaldi Saputra

            umm, so u really like the xros season 2??
            I see, maybe it means you don’t really like such tamers and savers, also the wonderswan series game.. am I right??

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            Uuups. I mean, i hated Xros wars season 2 with passion except the last 3 episode here.
            I like Tamers, Savers, even Frontier here.^_^ Hell, i am a long digimon fans lol. After all, i even played Digimon 4 on PS2 and 100% my whole digimon character lol.^_^

          • Renaldi Saputra

            I thought that you prefer a simple story so that u liked the xros wars season 2.. ok, I misunderstood..

  • Ricardo C

    I pray it’s another PSP game. I love Digimon on the PSP :)

  • Pokahontas McGuigan

    i hope its a vita version of the newest digimon psp game

  • Renaldi Saputra

    whut? another new games for 15th anniversary project? They said Digimon Adventure RPG was the last project for their anniversary celebration.. so we have the 4th?? well, nevertheless it seems legit..
    but please not PSP again

  • Steven Higgins

    Mmm, I can’t read Japanese writing systems but the gold octogram makee me think of “Digi-port open!” Digimon Adenture 02 game maybe?

    • ShindoW

      This was my thought exactly. Really enjoying the first one.

    • Quit honestly, I feel that 02 would suit a video game in many ways (costumes and the digimental mix-and-match possibilities) … but it would require a lot of work to make the season itself more solid plotwise. The anime was … I loved it, but it was messy, at best.

      Is it bad that this isn’t discouraging me from hoping for a Digimon Zero Two PSP game, but rather makes me cross my fingers they’re putting extra effort in? >< (Sigh, what you make me wish for, Digimon…)

  • Will Jay

    Re:Digitized – Re:Compiled, 3DS/Vita version will much more content, PSP fan translation gets burned.

    Seriously, no idea.

  • We need a PS3 digimon game, seriously.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    New Digimon rpg for 3DS please.T_T At least that one will give us more chance to get them here.

    • Elvick

      Ew, no.

      3DS is region locked, so when it doesn’t come out. We’re doomed.

      • exactly…..

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        Well, if it is released on Vita it sure is nice considering we are not region locked but, i will still said that it is better being released on 3DS than on PSP here as i would love to see another localized digimon rather than playing in raw again.

    • Renaldi Saputra
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  • cloudcaelum

    Dam, still no localization news, i really wanted them. My chilhood anime and games…

  • Learii

    too bad this never get localized

  • samael789

    New Rumble Arena, please?

  • As much as I look forward on what the next Digimon game would be, at the same time I am sad with the fact that any western localizations for the current Digimon games are still left in the dark. :C

    • Renaldi Saputra

      bcos digimon is not popular anymore in the states.. and many ppl (in the states especially) assume it as.. well u know, the ‘pokemon rip-off’ one

  • Nitraion

    Console please?? PS3

  • JoJo_649

    Pokémon VS Digimon!!! come on nintendo, if you can cross Fire Emblem with Shin Megami Tensei, you can make anything!!

    • Renaldi Saputra

      I think the Nintendo itself doesn’t like to

  • Fredrik Larsson

    Please be not for the psp… They need to move onto the psvita now.

  • Beta

    Another game we won’t get… Along with that new Detective Conan game ;_;

  • Kalis Konig

    As long as it gets localized then cool. I’m tired of Digimon games being shunned everywhere other then Japan. The DS games were great and the initial trilogy was great for what it was. The Rumble series is fantastic and even people who don’t like the other games loved it, so why it only has two games is beyond my understanding.

  • Kalis Konig

    Also I hope they stick with PSP for a while. The devoted fan base would surely translate it to the best of their ability if we get no international release. They have all the necessary resources thanks to re:digitize and Adventure. I’d love an Adventure 02 followed by Tamers game

  • Amine Hsu Nekuchan

    I’m always sad we never get any Digimon love in the US anymore…

  • I hope its on PS Vita+ps3 or Wii U!

    I’d love to see them merge seasons 1-3 (all the seasons beyond that are garbage). I also wish they would really put some real effort into the title and get a developer like Tri-Ace to deliver the game!! Digimon used to have so much potential as a franchise and video game wise it all went down hill after a good 1st attempt with digimon world 1 on the orginal Playstatio

    • Renaldi Saputra

      garbage huh?? maybe you only seek for action and based on the main concept of digimon..

  • Renaldi Saputra
    got this from
    it’s said that Re:Digitize will be on 3DS this year, and its name is remade into Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode.. This is the same as the PSP one only being adapted for Nintendo version, but I think it seems they remake something in the game.. btw I think this isn’t what they mentioned.. anw they said a ‘new game’.. then it must be something different..
    and… you can see Omegamon X and Dukemon X in Re:Digitize

    at least, 1st digimon game on 3DS

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Is…….is this real? If this is real, i am going to be damn happy here. Now, i can only hope that Bamco will bring this game here as i would not want to import the same game again here.
      I would buy this game in Day one if they bring this game here.^_^

      • Renaldi Saputra

        with this news, it means that localization of Digimon Games aren’t 1% anymore.. since there’re a bunch of 3DS localization, so many hopes this will be the one.. well, 3DS users in Japan are also many.. thus, hopefully it can sell better than PSP one..

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Of course. I import the first Digitize for my PSP and i admit the game is trully nostalgia attack for old Digimon 1 PS1 player but, i wanted to understand more of the story here. That’s the main reason why i wanted this game to come out at least on 3DS or Vita.
          After all, PSP is a dead flag for localization here.T_T

          • Renaldi Saputra

            not really a dead flag.. only 1% of chance..

    • Possibly this one will have exclusives not found in the original PSP/Vita port. It could go along the lines of new playable or accessible Digimon like V-mon, a popular Digimon who was missing in the PSP port or new special arena challengers from the various Digimon anime like Takuya, Kouji, Masaru, Taiki, Tagiru etc.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        if the challenger is Takuya & Kouji I wonder how it would be

        • Prolly their dialogues will be saying they’ll Digispirit Evolve and then fight you. During the battle, you won’t see any player avatar on Agunimon and Lobomon’s side of the arena.

  • OverlordZetta

    Please be Vita so I can import it and not have to bust out an old console for it.

  • Alex Loh

    trust will be on ps4 as 20th Feb is the date where sony will annouce PS4,be prepared :)
    no digimon game during ps3 era,wow =_=

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