After only two days, Bandai Namco has confirmed that Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory is getting a Western release. The sequel to the surprise hit will be coming to the West sometime in early 2018, so the wait begins. Still, it’s good to know that fans will be getting the game in English, even if it takes a while.
If previous Digimon games are an indication, it seems like the title will be coming out late January or mid-February. Japan will be getting it sometime in 2017, though no actual date was revealed, so they also have to wait. Given how much people liked the first Cyber Sleuth game, this title will be hotly anticipated by any Digi-Destined member.
Another Side Of The (Digimon) Story
The Bandai Namco press release confirms that Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory will restrict players to a male protagonist. This is a bit disappointing, but it seems like the choice was made to have a more interesting story. Our protagonist is a guy named Keisuke Amazawa, who has to prove his innocence after being convicted for a crime.
Keisuke will have to join several hackers to prove his innocence, which will eventually lead them to the Digital World. From what can be seen, it seems like the player’s starter Digimon will either be Betamon, Gutsmon or Tentomon. If the game is anything like it’s predecessor, this won’t matter in the long run, since they can get more.
More From Before?
Bandai Namco have promised that Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory will be bigger and darker than the first game. While some dungeons will be reused, there will be a number of new ones added as well, which is good. The game will also have 320 Digimon, which is a staggering amount of digital critters to capture and raise.
Vita fans can breath a sigh of relief, since the game will be coming to Sony’s portable system as well as the PS4. Just like the first game, it will be a digital only release for the handheld device, while the PS4 version gets a retail release. It doesn’t seem like the original game will be packaged with the sequel for Western audiences, since it wasn’t mentioned.
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory is slated for an early 2018 release for the West. In the meantime, fans can purchase the original Cyber Sleuth or Digimon World: Next Order.