Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode Has A New Character, Slated For June

By Laura . March 18, 2013 . 9:00am

As previously reported, there are two new story arcs in Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode. The first is “Lament of the X-Antibody,” which we detailed last week. More information on the second, “Scheme of the Demon Lords,” has been outlined in the latest issue of V Jump magazine.

 

The Demon Lord of Greed, Barbamon, has plans to rule the Digital World (Really, who hasn’t…?). What separates him from the rest is that he has the other six Demon Lords behind him—Demon, the Demon Lord of Wrath; Lilithmon, the Demon Lord of Lust; Belphemon, the Demon Lord of Sloth, Beelzebumon, the Demon Lord of Gluttony; Lucemon FD, the Demon Lord of Pride; and Leviamon, the Demon Lord of Envy.

 

Barbamon has been waiting for the decimation of the Vitium to set his plans into action. Opposing him along with the main characters is a new character, Rina Shinomiya, a usually calm girl who has a strong sense of will. She’s dragged into the Digital World through a portal and meets her partner V-mon—a mischievous childlike Digimon with a strong sense of justice—after all the events of the main game have taken place.

 

Namco Bandai will release Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode on June 27th for the Nintendo 3DS. The manga adaptation of the original game, Digimon World Re:Digitize Encode, will begin serializing in the June issue of V Jump. It appears Rina will be appearing there as well.

 


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  • vanhyde

    Still waiting for World Wide Release news..

  • Draculoid

    :O cute but wow, never seen this in Digimon before!

    • Renaldi Saputra

      it’s bcos Yasuda’s design so it’s reasonable

  • rebecasunao

    Now I know who they are trying to appeal with this game. Sigh.

    • MrTyrant

      Yeah, they try to appeal the intellectual people who enjoy the game.

      • rebecasunao

        Snarky remarks won’t get you anywhere. Go read Siliconera’s rules.

    • Rebellion14

      My sentiments exactly…..I remember back in the day when Digimon was fun loving series aimed at kids but now……sigh

      • J_Joestar

        They already had Angewoman and LadyDevimon back then…

        • Rebellion14

          If I remember right, Angewoman and LadyDevimon weren’t that bad at all.They’re character design also got a certain message across (I don’t think I need to explain for Angewoman and LadyDevimon) but how does an open top exposing her bra tell me that she’s “calm and quiet and has a strong will”, the only message they are trying to send here is “male arousal”. Don’t get me wrong I don’t care if a character design involves fanservice, hell I welcome it but when the purpose of the design is only fanservice and not to convey the character that is where I have a problem. Of course this is assuming that the media’s purpose isn’t this sort of fanservice for digimon’s case I assume it isn’t.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

            Its abt the same anyway. The new girl only exposes a bit more than the two ladies and have less curvy body. The boobs are pretty less out of control compare to DeSu series.

          • http://GamerXChange.net/ G.

            Eh… If you’re talking about the American edit/dub of the series. Sure.

          • Rebellion14

            I watched both english and japanese version of Digimon and as far as I know there were no changes in Angewomon and LadyDevimon appearance from their original and honestly I don’t understand what an american edit has to do with anything on the point i’m trying to make.

        • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

          That slap fight….

        • Renaldi Saputra

          don’t forget Fairymon, her Arido Anca was quite sexualizing..
          but no one complaint..

    • Calintz YT

      If you are going to say the existence of fan service discounts everything else don’t even bother because you are wrong.

      • rebecasunao

        Haha, I don’t think I said that. Why so defensive?

    • Kusabi

      How come when a game has a guy with no shirt on, nobody complains about “who they’re trying to appeal to”?

      • Draculoid

        Because history, gender roles, male dominant society…..etc etc etc.

        • Rebellion14

          Edit: I think I misunderstood what you meant sorry if I offended you.

          • Draculoid

            But that’s what it has everything to do with :/

          • rebecasunao

            It’s good to see someone who understands what’s troublesome about it. Thanks.

          • raitouniverse

            It’s a game series aimed at young teens. Thus the fanservice. It’s not excusable, but it’s also something that’s not all that surprising. The digimon series wasn’t never that blunt/straight forward in its fanservice, but I guess they’re also getting lazier as time goes by.

          • http://GamerXChange.net/ G.

            As is common with many Japanese animations – The Digimon series had some nudity and sensuality in it from the very first season (Digimon Adventure) in their original Japanese form. The Western edits and dubs took them out or toned them down.

            Suzuhito Yasuda (Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor) did the character art for re: Digitize, so then there’s that also.

            So I can see how this particular character would be an issue if the game was released outside of Japan, but otherwise, I don’t think too many fans of the franchise in Japan will mind if they didn’t mind it in the shows and mangas.

            If this game does ever get a release outside of Japan, either the rating will reflect that, or it will be edited a bit. Wouldn’t be the first time.

          • raitouniverse

            Well of course, doesn’t make it any less lazy in the creative sense’
            See, when I see this character, it just tells me, “We want this game to sell again, so we’re going to add on a girl with her chest somewhat exposed.”

            That’s really what bothers me, because it’s indicative of a trend that’s been going on for a while now. It’s rather boring.

      • rebecasunao

        Power fantasy =/= sexual fantasy

      • puchinri

        Because half the time, it is meant to appeal to males as much as females (give guys strong characters to relate to, and sometimes the focus is on that more than giving ladies someone to drool over).

        On the otherhand, there is nothing very strong or appealing about flaunting a female character’s assets to (certain) female audiences.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      Is there anything wrong with appealing to older audience? Its not like she is wearing battle panties.

      • Rebellion14

        There is nothing wrong with it but since this a series which children are supposed to play there should be other ways to go about it.

      • rebecasunao

        You mean sexualizing young girls to appeal to an older male audience. If you don’t see anything wrong with that then my condolences.
        Also that’s not the best way to appeal to a mature audience – it’s more of a juvenile way of doing so.

        • raitouniverse

          They’re appealing to young teens. The digimon series, unlike the pokemon series, is slightly more focused on its audience. It’s very common in shonen manga as well, so this is old hat. Honestly I wished they wouldn’t go down this road, but if it appeals to their audience, which it will, I don’t think the developers care.

          • rebecasunao

            Funny how games are always trying to appeal to a male audience, young or not. Sexualizing girls isn’t necessary to attract people to buy a Digimon game. I don’t think there’s a good enough excuse to do so.
            But then again, everything sexualizes women for no reason. Heh.

          • raitouniverse

            I agree, there are other ways, but that would mean people would have to get more creative. This is definitely the lazy road, however there is a reason, not an nice one, but it’s the fact that it’s a proven sale tactic. The power of “cute sexualized young girls” has been used to great effect in Japan. As long as it sells, it will continue to occur. After all, what incentive will people have to buy a port? My guess is they felt adding another cute girl to the cast will make it sell better.

          • Rebellion14

            I agree, It’s sad but I can’t disagree this tactic works there.

          • puchinri

            I think it’s a bit too cheap, which is a shame. Mario has no sexualization and very minimal sexuality at all, but it sells well. I think though, when you start catering to that demographic, it probably is hard to make sales when you try not to anymore (since they have the artist for it, might as well go all the way, right?).

          • Renaldi Saputra

            Mario and Pokemon were the exception..
            they have been being SO popular among children whatever the generation for decades

          • puchinri

            They are hardly the only exceptions though. And that’s the point. You don’t need sexuality to make tons of money. And the more you pander, I think the harder it is to make real figures (because lets face it, yeah sex sells, but there’s also plenty of free sex and it takes way more than sex to make a sell).

          • Zenthos

            What is your problem? Just because a girl has a bikini on (with a black shirt on top), you throwing a fit. If you call that “sexual” then you may have problems going to the outside world as almost all young females were some clothes that may show a bit of their skin. Im assuming, since laharl (in disgaea) doesn’t have a shirt on, he’s sexualizing to the female audience as well? Give me a break.

          • puchinri

            The problem is, underwear nor swimwear are not inherently sexual themselves, but it’s very rare for them to be used any other way (especially with female characters). Really, if someone designs a woman with a cut-out pretty much only around her breasts and only has a bra/bikini under, what else is that?

            I do think Laharl is a bit sexual in general appearance, but he also isn’t throwing his chest out, and his arms cover his chest quite often (which is not the case here).

          • raitouniverse

            To be honest, there’s nothing wrong with having sexy characters. But as I mentioned somewhere else, this just feels like a cheap marketing ploy.

        • puchinri

          This 1000%. Especially since it’s always focusing on using younger/underage, female characters (to appeal to older males).

      • puchinri

        It’s just disappointing and a bit depressing that the appeal only ever goes one way pretty much (sans genre-specific titles).

    • http://GamerXChange.net/ G.

      I think you’re forgetting this is a Japanese game.

      • rebecasunao

        Japan isn’t the only country in the world that sexualizes girls.

        • http://GamerXChange.net/ G.

          But THIS is a Japanese game. You’re talking about THIS particular game.

          It’s built into their culture and has actually been that way for centuries. All you have to do is look back at the Edo era. As a whole, their view of sexuality and the human body, both from men and women, is completely different from that of the Western world (particularly North America) who tends to demonize it at every turn.

          Not going to change any time soon, whether we like it or not.

          • rebecasunao

            No, being a Japanese game doesn’t excuse anything at all. Of course Japan has a different culture, but like I said, it’s not the only country in the world where sexualizing girls is acceptable, in games or whatever. Also not every single Japanese person finds that kind of thing appealing and/or right.
            And it’s easy for you to say that it’s “not going to change any time soon”. It’s not like that’s bothering you, it’s not like you have to deal with sexualization and the consequences of it.

          • http://GamerXChange.net/ G.

            Way to make assumptions.

          • raitouniverse

            I like how people deflect any thing of this sort in relation to japan by saying “Hey it’s japan, so we should never talk about this ever” The world changes, what you’re doing is enabling this kinda thing from continuing.

          • http://GamerXChange.net/ G.

            And I love how people want to change everyone’s view on matters because they disagree with it.

            I don’t like the sexualization of anyone in media. I also don’t like games with excessive violence and gore. Still, I’m not going to picket every little thing. If we don’t like it, then we shouldn’t support it. Simple as that.

            Side Note: I studied Japanese culture for many years and have Japanese friends who are both male and female. I have had this same discussion with them and most of them – while obviously not all – laugh at these ideals that the West perpetuates.

          • raitouniverse

            “And I love how people want to change everyone’s view on matters because they disagree with it.”

            Yeah, it’s called having a discussion/debate, lol. I’m well aware that you’re in your right to disagree with me and that doesn’t really bother me. I just dislike when people try to stop the conversation, because that’s boring.

          • http://GamerXChange.net/ G.

            Who ever said I disagreed with you (OR rebecasunao for that matter)?

          • raitouniverse

            Well no one, but I disagree with you’ And it sounds like you’re trying to couch the conversation, but that’s just me.

          • http://GamerXChange.net/ G.

            Indeed, it is just you.

            Also: So you disagree with yourself? Because I do agree with you. So… if you disagree with me…. *Universe implodes*

          • raitouniverse

            I just disagree with the way you’re going about it, we all know it’s a japanese game. The way you said “I think you’re forgetting this is a Japanese game”

            Makes it sound like you’re saying “stop being surprised,” which is a good observation sure, we’re all used to this, but it doesn’t mean we can’t still talk about it.

          • http://GamerXChange.net/ G.

            I’m not that pretentious. I’m not trying to stop any conversation or telling people not to be surprised.

            When I saw the picture, I had the same “wtf” reaction. Still, I realize that my personal views on the matter are in stark contrast with the generally accepted views in that society. A simple reminder.

            Yes, girls are sexualized and promoted in Japan, this is one example. But so are males. So is homosexuality. Even animals (wtf furries). I don’t like it, but… it’s there and men, women, and children eat it up over there. :/

            This is why a lot of books, games, TV shows, and so on are heavily edited (or are never released) when they come from Japan to the West.

            For example: Yakuza 3 on the PS3 and the removal of a lot of the businesses and games because SEGA realized that there’s a culture conflict there that the West just wouldn’t get.

            Or DragonBall – a mainstream “children’s” anime that received heavy editing because of language, violence, and nudity from Bulma, Goku, and others as children and adults.

          • raitouniverse

            Cool, so we’re on the same page then’

    • Renaldi Saputra

      dude, most of the players of the old school DMW 1 certainly had grown up..
      so if it’s to appeal the old school players who now have become teen or adult, what’s wrong with it?
      anw it’s Yasuda’s design.. so it’s reasonable for me

      • rebecasunao

        Because the best way of appealing to adults (only males, of course) is sexualizing young girls.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          it seems you hate so much about sexier design..
          there’s already Fairymon (she’s using pervert attack), but no one complaint when watching Frontier.. this is so weird
          do u think they will make H scenes for her in the game??

          • rebecasunao

            There’s a big difference between “sexy” and “sexualized”. The original Digimon series had some female digimon with questionable design – however they never were the focus of anything.
            Another big difference here: this game is sexualizing young girls and not adult female digimon.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            young girls? heck what do u think about her age? the main protagonist himself, Taiga is 14 yrs old same as masaru in digimon savers, the oldest main character in digimon series..
            Rina must be 2-3 yrs older than Taiga same as Mirei

          • puchinri

            That is young though? And if they’re underage, it’s still a problem.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      well, this is not eroge or dating sim games or Visual Novel which had more and more sexualized things.. this is a game about virtual pet RPG

  • Steven Heryanto

    This article makes me stop playing the psp version. Still about 20 digimons come in the city.

  • Go2hell66

    bewbs

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    Finally…a female protagonist…
    EDIT
    nvm….it’s the same old same old. Just a new party member or something.

    • MrTyrant

      Is she the protagonist? because i think the main character is still the same but we have a new companion. We already have two girls in the main cast.

      • CirnoTheStrongest

        Ah, I read it wrong.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      same old?? well, they aren’t.. since Mirei looked 2-3 yrs older than the 4 rest protagonists

  • MrTyrant

    Love her design a lot, also boobs.

  • Xalsunwolf

    Gumi???

  • Strid

    So pedo

  • Reki Honoo

    I really hope this gets localized

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Shes hot :I

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

    Her CV is Haruka Tomotsu if anybody is curious.

    Barbamon have the rest of the Demon lord backing him!? Holy sh*t. Where a OP Angemon when you need him? XD

    Also I think this should be the 1st time non MC gets to wear goggles lol.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Haruka Tomatsu..
      so Asuna moved to the wrong portal causing her to be trapped to Digital World and changing appearance..

  • JMaster3000

    Barbamon <3 Loved the battle in Digimon World 3 lol

    • http://GamerXChange.net/ G.

      I so wish they would remake that game. :(

      • JMaster3000

        I failed so hard D:
        I thought Zanbamon was coming and not Barbamon >.>

  • OverlordZetta

    Whoa, Demon Lords finally getting some mainstream recognition as such? Count me in.

  • Karn McCloud

    And yet still no worldwide release. As a huge Digimon fan this saddens me, but I realize the market’s not big enough in the West anymore. Hopefully Digimon Fusion will help that.

    • http://GamerXChange.net/ G.

      I would rather they release Digimon Adventure. Unfortunately, Digimon series don’t do so well in the West. :(

      I hope you’re right about Fusion though. Maybe that will give it a bit of hope.

      • Karn McCloud

        Yeah, Digimon Adventure would also be really good. I reckon if they release it on the eShop around the release of Fusion it should guarantee enough sales and will save them money on boxing, manuals and delivery.

      • Herok♞

        Well most digimon games get released in the West, the 2 3DS ones aren’t out yet because we still have to wait for Fusion and the PSP is plain dead which is why we didn’t get those ones.

        • http://GamerXChange.net/ G.

          Not all Digimon games, there were a ton that weren’t released outside of Japan.

          As for PSP – While it is essentially dead, PSP games still get released in North America. A few physical releases and quite a few digital releases.

          Anyway, we’ll wait and see.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            but it’s weird that Digimon Figures still make roles in the west IIRC but recent games didn’t got localized

        • Renaldi Saputra

          not 2 3DS games but 2 DS games..
          anw there’re so MANY digimon game especially in PS 1, Sega, and Wonderswan.. I can count about 15 digi-games weren’t released in the west

      • Renaldi Saputra

        it didn’t do well since frontier

  • Kevin Lor

    I thought it was a dude till I click the thumbnail ><

  • raitouniverse

    The character design is clearly just a marketing ploy to get people to buy this port. Kinda silly if you ask me, they should’ve focused on showing more digimon since those are usually the better aspects of digimon related anything, but that’s just me.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      there’s Fairymon which looked more sexualizing than this, but no one complaint..
      but hey, there’s v-mon being announced.. it means they’re still focus showing more digimon..

  • cjeromek

    Wish Bandai would bring this to America. Maybe with the new series airing this year there might be a chance.

  • konsama

    She cute and has Veemon. So much hax there.

  • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

    Demon? Is that pronounce like the letter ‘d’ or like the Japanese で?

    I hope this game gets localised.

    • Exkaiser

      Demon with a d. Written with the the Japanese word for “Great Demon Lord.”

    • Renaldi Saputra

      デーモン it’s spoken ‘deemon’

      • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

        Thanks. Since there wasn’t any image in the article, I couldn’t be sure.

  • Dexward

    Came for Digimon; saw comments; brings out popcorn.

    • Anime10121

      I know right, funny that this same scenario happened when the game was first released on PSP. I had a VERY lengthy discussion about this with some of the same people making a big deal out of a freaking cartoon character’s clothes. But alas, I’m too tired to even try anymore :(

      • Renaldi Saputra

        maybe they’re only the “right in the childhood” people..
        and maybe they haven’t seen Digimon Savers or Xros Wars

    • Vash bane

      lol ^ this…but someone ate my popcorn :/

  • Visa Vang

    THAT’S TOTALLY MEGPOID GUMI.

    • puchinri

      Oh goodness, you’re right, lol.

  • Herok♞

    am I the only one who looked at the character and didn’t feel any type of way about it?

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      lol It was a joke

  • Renaldi Saputra

    I don’t know what u ppl are thinking
    digimon is aimed for children? yes, particularly for pre-teens (10 yrs++)
    but hey it doen’t like that it will always aim for children..
    for example, look at Digimon X Evolution movie.. can an ordinary child understand the story? I bet most of them can’t..

    anw it’s Yasuda’s design, so it’s reasonable to design a character like this.. sexualized? maybe it’s a thought of an ecchi lover..

    btw it’s rare to see a female wearing goggles, especially with being same as the Shujinko

    anw for me the most appealing thing is just the appearance of v-mon bcos many ppl had been requesting it

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      It is just the recent digimon char design i think. If you remember all PS1,PS2 and DS digimon era, there are rarely characters that bare their body at all.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        we already had Fairymon and Mervamon with their sexy attacks but no one complaint so much..
        meanwhile some ppl being rage so much about Rina’s design..
        sigh..

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Don’t forget Lilithmon, Angewoman, Ladydevimon too there.^_^
          I think people just wanted to look for something to complain here………as usuall

          • Renaldi Saputra

            but they are not as troublesome as those 2 I mentioned..
            Fairymon and Mervamon both had sexy designs, appearances, sexy attacks..
            meanwhile those you mentioned didn’t have any trouble in attack techniques, only appearances but less sexualizing

          • Steven Higgins

            Maybe they’re reacting like this because she’s the first human character to dress like that? I mean in Tamers Renamon said Digimon don’t have actual genders, despite physical appearances. Although Xros Wars seems to have changed that since in that one they can sexually reproduce.(Cutemon’s parents)

          • Renaldi Saputra

            not since xros wars but since frontier.. that burgermon family
            yea digimon isn’t clear when we’re talking about gender.. sometimes they’re genderless sometimes they aren’t…
            since they’re artificial creatures which are made of data, gender doesn’t make a big deal of it probably..

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Delicious Yasuda. Not gonna play through it again though. Art is nice but the game was kind of annoying.

    • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

      In what way was the game “annoying”?

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        It was charming at first and the story was nice but I’m not a fan of auto-attack battle systems and the care giving aspect was so annoying in that you could hardly ever really explore unless you had TONS of items to keep your digimon healthy. For example, if you need to go into a dungeon you better hope you have like 50 portable toilets and 100 energy giving items or you’ll be running back to town constantly.

        • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

          What?! That just reminds me why I hate Neopets! I’m not really a fan of auto-attack battle systems, either, that’s why I like P3P’s optional settings. Thanks for the reply.

  • Nivans

    they dont wear shirts anymore eh

  • IkouKuhn

    Wow.. she looks a lot like of Gumi/Megpoid especially in this costume…

    • Renaldi Saputra

      only hair color was same, but she wears different goggle and different eye color

  • Yuriangels

    hey you guys, it just video game! and by the way I came to for the digimon not the girl! (^_^)

    • Renaldi Saputra

      me too, since everyone had been wanting for v-mon’s appearance..

  • Christopher Nunes

    So Veemon’s in now? Sweet! And a new character that will help against the 7 Great Demon Lords?

    The 3DS version is better than the PSP version, except… for the damn region-locking. This is why I hate region-locks… great games like these I want to play with an unknown chance of coming over the states makes me want to import it so I can play as I love the series.

    If this game doesn’t get localized… I’ll have to import a Japanese 3DS along with the game and Senran Kagura.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Yuhuu.^_^ It seems i will need to double dip here considering Veemon is finally joining the group.^_^
    Magnamon, Imperialdramon Paladin Mode, Imperialdramon Black Fighter mode and Ultra veeforce veedramon is too awesome to avoid here.^_^

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Black Fighter Mode?? no no it’s not possible..
      and we maybe won’t see Armor Levels being playable bcos the leveling would be ambiguous.. V-dramon would be a perfect side evolution for v-mon (aerov-dramon & finally ulforcev-dramon)

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        That mode exist in both cardgame and also Digimon 3.^_^ And that is one of the digimon that keeps making me imagined what will happen if it absorb Chaosmon core here.^_^
        Who knows it can become on the same level as Paladin mode which absorb Omnimon core.(The omni blade.)

        • Renaldi Saputra

          i know it existed, but it doesn’t have any specialities but only recolored (for example Seraphimon(black) (not the BlackSeraphimon with devil wings), BlackImperialdramon, etc).. different with ChaosDukemon and BlackWargreymon which had different specialities comparing to their original form..

  • Peter Pain

    Neptunia, neptunia everywhere

  • http://www.falgram.com/ Falmung

    Awesome character. Liking her looks. I think she will be my fave character. Now I order you to Localize the game!

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