After the success of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, it looks like Digimon World: Next Order is coming. The game had been available in Japan since last year, but it looks like it will get a worldwide release. Fans have been wanting more Digimon games to get localized, and it seems like they are going to get their wish.
Gematsu has confirmed that the RPG has been rated in Brazil. Furthermore, it was rated for PS4, so it seems like it will be coming to Sony’s current-gen console. Fans will remember that Cyber Sleuth also started out as a Vita exclusive before being ported to PS4. It looks like Next Order will do the same thing.
What Is Next Order?
For those unaware, Digimon World: Next Order is a successor to the original Digimon World game. Unlike Cyber Sleuth, which is a straight up RPG, Next Order focuses on bonding with the player’s partner Digimon. They have to feed them and make sure they’re happy and strong.
While friendship is a big factor, there are still battles. Unlike most turn-based RPGs, Next Order has an encouragement battle system. The Digimon duke it out on their own and it’s up to the player to encourage their partner during battle. This battle system was also used in the first Digimon World game.
Differences From Original Game
Though the two games have similarities, they also have major differences. The original game only gave the player one partner, while Next Order gives the player two. This requires the player to multi-task treating both his or her Digimon. It’s like taking care of two pets at the same time.
Players will also be able to choose their gender. This option was not in the original game, so it is a nice improvement. The player can be whoever he or she wants to be.
Currently, there is no Western release date for Digimon World: Next Order. While the Brazilian rating is a start, there is still more work to be done. In the meantime, Digimon fans can pick up Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth on PS4 and PS Vita. ?
Bandai Namco has officially announced that Digimon Wolrd Next Order will release in the west in early 2017. The game will only be available on PS4. You can watch the new trailer below.