It’s been revealed in TOEI Animation’s Financial report that Digimon Survive has been delayed to 2022 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC-via Steam.
Bandai Namco had previously announced that the game was delayed to 2021 due to setbacks from the coronavirus, but the extent of those setbacks seems to be more significant than planned. As a result, the game is currently still in development, though with more information and details to come in the future.
The report lists Digimon Survive under the Fiscal Year 2022 Q3 category, meaning a spring 2022 release or later.
Digimon Survive will focus heavily on the story of the characters and their relationship with their Digimon. The team’s approach to this new title will be very Japanese and will utilize this generation’s hardware as much as possible in a blend of 2D illustration with 3D environments. During battles, Digimon will be able to Digivolve right on the maps. The matches’ battle flow will be as fluid as possible while retaining the strategic mechanics of taking advantage of enemy weaknesses.
Digimon Survive will feature dramatic story sections where players learn more about the characters and the world, much like a visual novel. In addition, however, additional gameplay elements have been added to feature large-scale battles between Digital Monsters.
We’ll keep you updated on Digimon Survive’s development.
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