The recently announced Digimon Survive is a different take on the series with a mix of many genres featuring a story told as a visual novel and strategy RPG battles.
Digimon Survive is described as a strategy game that changes its adventure, upbringing, and battle depending on the selections that players make. It depicts a world that combines 2D and 3D. While using 2D illustrations, it’ll show its enhanced graphics of presentation.
The above scan shows protagonist Takuma Momotsuka on top, an 8th grade student who gets lost in another world together with his partner Agumon, who tags along to help him find a way back home.
We get to see how the choices that you make will have an effect on “evolution” and “story.” For example, the choices a player makes could effect the story development or even an evolution in battle.
While exploring the field, you’ll find hidden keys to the story scattered about, so you’ll be doing a lot of exploring and investigating points of interest.
Lastly, we get to see a bit of the strategy RPG battles where you’ll move and battle with Digimon on a gird-based field. Actions consume “Energy” in battle, and using it properly is the key to victory. For example, if you find yourself surrounded by enemy monsters you can use Energy to digivole your Agumon to Greymon for a better chance of survival.
Digimon Survive releases in 2019 in Japan for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.