Bandai Namco has shared the official gameplay trailer for their upcoming tactical visual novel RPG, Digimon Survive. A narrator elucidates several systems, such as the world map, where players can choose from several areas to explore and examine. Scanning glitches in the overworld can grant clues for solving mysteries or items for combative benefits.
Conversation is a significant facet of the experience, with players’ chosen words determining karma, character affinity, and Digi-evolutions. Party members can also be talked to in the midst of battles for more adept performance, and enemies can be conversed with for them to potentially join your side. Positional advantages are paramount to combat success, with every character having diverse toolkits for respective scenarios.
You can view the Digimon Survive gameplay trailer below:
Digimon Survive will focus heavily on the story of the characters and their relationships with their Digimon. The team’s approach to this new title 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.
Digimon Survive is releasing for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on July 29, 2022.
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