Bandai Namco announced that their upcoming strategy RPG Digmon Survive has been moved out of 2020 and will now launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC-via Steam in 2021.
The delay comes after the team suffered setbacks due to the Coronavirus pandemic as the team had to work from home. Director Kazumasa Habu released a statement saying, “The Digimon Survive team would like to extend our thanks to fans from around the world for their support during development, especially in these difficult times. We had originally planned to launch Digimon Survive in 2020, but current world events have shifted our development timing, and we have made the difficult decision to push Digimon Survive’s launch to 2021.”
Habu-san continues, “We thank you all for your continued patience as work to create a fun and engaging tactical RPG game along with a memorable story for Digimon fans! We will share some exciting updates for Digimon Survive in Spring 2021, so please stay tuned for more information.”
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 will learn more about the characters and the world, much like a visual novel. However, additional gameplay elements have been added to feature large scale battles between Digital Monsters.
You can check out the statement below:
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