Updated: Digimon Survive ISN'T Delayed Indefinitely

04/22/2020 - 09:50 | By: Patrick Perrault
Can Digimon Survive Getting Development Retooled?

Update: It seems the change of release year from 2020 to TBA was in fact an error. Gematsu has confirmed with Bandai Namco that the Digimon RTS is still on track for a 2020 release window.

Gematsu Digimon Survive Twitter Correction


Digimon Survive, the latest Digimon title that was supposed to arrive for the series' 20th anniversary, has been indefinitely delayed.

According to Japanese Nintendo, the title has been delayed from 2020 to "TBD". This is apparently due to the title receiving a complete redo from top to bottom, which is undoubtedly a massive blow to fans of the series who were looking forward to playing the latest Digimon game.

 
 

However, it cannot have come completely by surprise, due to how quiet the game's developers have been. On the official website there hasn't been an update since August 2019, which is over eight months. Ironically, it's about the opening movie for the game, so Digimon Survive must have been really far along before development was decided to be reworked.

The game itself was about a group of teenagers who get lost on a school camping trip and are transported into the world of Digimon. They try to get back home, but they have to do so in a world full of "... difficult decisions and deadly battles, [with] player's choices throughout the game... [impacting] the evolution of their monster allies..." the battles in the game were also to be fought in 2D and in classic SRPG style.


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I'm kind of bummed by this, actually. I was more into Pokemon growing up, but I always had a soft spot for Digimon. This game looked pretty good, and now it's going to be a couple years at least until it's released. It must have really been in a bad state if they were willing to give up a 20th-anniversary release, but this still must really suck for Digimon fans that were waiting for this to come out.


What do you think of this news? Are you bummed that the latest Digmon game won't be coming for a long time? Let us know in the comments!


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