Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory Announced, Bundled With Original Cyber Sleuth Game

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Wizardmon uses Thunder Cloud on his opponent. [Image from PlayStation]

To the surprise of many, a Japanese magazine announced Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory for PS4 and PS Vita. No release date was announced just yet, but the game will be coming to Japan in 2017. As of this writing, there aren’t plans for a Western release, but history has shown that it will eventually.

Gematsu stated that the game will be set in the same world as the original Cyber Sleuth, with a twist. Apparently, the new story is “on the other side of Cyber Sleuth,” though that hasn’t been clarified. Maybe it takes place in the same timeline as the first game, but we aren’t sure since details are slim.

Digi-hear? Digi-see? Digi-know What’s Coming?

Details might be slim for Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory, but we do know there will be 320 Digimon. “Basic systems” from the first game will also be returning, like the acclaimed Digi-Farm, which Poke’ Pelago copied. Overall, it seems like those that played the first game will be right at home when the sequel comes out.

Those who haven’t played the first game are in luck, since the Japanese version will come bundled with it. While not a stellar JRPG by any means, the game was really fun and is arguably one of the best Digimon games. Here is hoping that the sequel is just as good, if not better, than the original Cyber Sleuth.

International Release?

While an international release for Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory wasn’t announced, it could happen with enough fan support. Bandai Namco stated that it was fans who brought Cyber Sleuth here, leading to the international release of Next Order. If previous history means anything, we will probably get the game on 2018, though that’s pure speculation.

Fans hoping that the Vita version of the game will also get an international release will probably be disappointed. Admittedly, the first Cyber Sleuth did get an international release on the Vita, but it was digital only in the West. On the other hand, players not in Japan could only play Digimon World: Next Order on the PS4.

Expect more news on the game when Bandai Namco decide to reveal more details, though we know it’s coming to PS4 and PS Vita in Japan. While fans wait, they can play the original Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, or the recently released Digimon World: Next Order. Both are available on the PS4.

Scans for the next Digimon game. [Image from Gematsu]

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