Bandai Namco recently updated the official website for Digimon World: Next Order with a look at some of its gameplay system and details on some of the latest characters introduced to the game.
Digimon World: Next Order will have the most freedom of exploration than we’ve seen thus far from the series. You’ll get to travel and check out its massive world with your Digimon partners.
The “0rder” battle will involve a synchronization between your partners’ feelings. The bond between the protagonist and the Digimon will be the key to what Bandai Namco called an “evolved AI battle.”
All of the Digimon’s growth will be shown in real-time. Everything from training, interaction, and discipline will have an effect in how your partner will evolve. More details on the exploration, battles, and raising will be revealed in the near future.
Here’s a look at two of the latest characters introduced for the game:
Like the protagonist, Himaru is a third-year high school student. She’s a confident and strong-minded character, and due to her ways of taking action the moment something comes to mind, she can occasionally be seen as a selfish person; however, she’s the type of person who’ll do anything she can to help others, even if it means having to hide her own feelings for it.
She finds herself in the Digital World alongside the protagonist and Kouta. She occasionally seems to show that something has been bothering her… Her partner Digimon is named Rikka, a Salamon.
Luche has lost most of her memories due to a certain incident. She might not be able to remember much of her past, but she’s always full of energy, and carries around her Numemon plushie.
Digimon World: Next Order is expected to release in Japan in 2016 for PlayStation Vita.