Bandai Namco previously announced Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters as a new cross-media project, and they’ve recently revealed that it’s headed to Nintendo 3DS along with more info from the project.
Prior to the upcoming retail release of Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters for Nintendo 3DS, Bandai Namco will release Appli Monsters: Cyber Arena (tentative) as a 3DS eShop download. This game will feature Appmon that can be acquired in the game and also through QR codes from the “Appmon Chips” that will release in early-October for about 240 yen a piece. These Appmon Chips will be compatible with the “Appli Drive” toy, a device that has its own modes and features. The Appmon Chips will also be compatible with the smartphone app.
Next is a look at the upcoming Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters anime with details from ANN.
Everyone in the world uses smartphone apps. But inside them lurks unknown creatures called “Appli Monsters,” or “Appmon.” The Appmon are AI lifeforms with the ability to think and act, and exist in the boundary between the human world and digital space to allow people and the system to interface and function. But in the vast sea of the internet, the “last boss AI” Leviathan takes control of the Appmon with a virus and begins hacking every system, thus starting to control the human world from the world of the net.
The protagonist, Haru Shinkai, is led to acquire the Appli Drive, and uses it to materialize Gacchimon, a search app monster. What is the secret hidden within the Appli Drive? What is the mysterious field that exists between net world where the Appmon exist, and the real world? What is the “App Combine” that can combine two Appmons? What is Leviathan’s true goal?
Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters’ anime will premiere on TV Tokyo this October.