Digimon games have been having a bit of a resurgence, with Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth getting a Western release and Digimon World: Next Order finally coming out in Japan. Both games are available in Japan on the PlayStation Vita, though the West got a PS4 version of Cyber Sleuth with some exclusive Digimons.
Unlike Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, which was more of a traditional RPG, Digimon World: Next Order harkens back to the original Digimon World on the first PlayStation. The Vita game adds more options though, giving the player two Digimons instead of one and giving the player a choice to be male or female.
Interestingly enough, on the first day of its release, Next Order already got an update that added more content to the base game, according to Gematsu. The 1.01 update adds hard mode and a bonus scenario involving Rina Shonimiya, a character who also appeared in Cyber Sleuth.
Rina?s not alone though, as her powerful UlforceVeedramon has joined her. The characters have a task for the player to do, and finishing it gets them a big reward: being able to digivolve into UlforceVeedramon.
While fans in the West might not have noticed it, Rina has been growing in popularity as a character in these Digimon games. She first appeared in Digimon World Re: Digitize, which wasn?t released outside of Japan and later appeared in Cyber Sleuth as a major part of the game.
It?s also nice to see Bandai Namco support the Digimon games with free content. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth has a number of free DLC mission packs and even received a free update that added even more digivolutions to the game.
As of this writing, there are still no plans to release Digimon World: Next Order to the rest of the world. Then again, it took years to get Cyber Sleuth localized, so it could still come in the future.