Digimon Series Producer Currently Preparing “Various Titles That Will Please All Fans”

In a special article by Japanese outlet 4Gamer comprising over 160 end-of-the-year comments from numerous developers, Digimon series producer Kazumasa Habu commented on his ambitions for the next year. His comments are as follows:

4Gamer: What are your ambitions for 2023, and what is your message to 4Gamer readers?

Kazumasa Habu: We are currently preparing various titles that will please all Digimon fans. I hope you are looking forward to them.

Now, this sentence is extremely vague, as he uses a Japanese word that, by itself, is meant to be ambiguous, so I wonder what he’s talking about.

But well, the Digimon IP did get Digimon Survive, and we’re also getting the PC and Nintendo Switch ports of Digimon World: Next Order next year. Hopefully, this means a new Digimon Story like Cyber Sleuth. I really enjoyed that title.

digimon survive screenshot dec 28

Digimon World: Next Order is a sequel to the original PlayStation game from 1999. This open-world mix of raising sim and RPG tells the story of a group of kids who end up going to the Digital World during a moment of crisis. It’s up to the player (who can take on the role of a young male or female) to raise their partners and learn of the true state of the world.

The main hook of this one, in particular, is the fact you have two partners at the same time. Not only does that mean double the bathroom time and more coordination to manage them simultaneously, but it also opens up possibilities with type advantage/disadvantage control and the classic DNA evolution (jogress). Altogether, there are over 200 Digimon that the player may have as partners.

Digimon World: Next Order will launch for Nintendo Switch and Steam on February 22, 2023.

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