Digimon Survive Preview from Weekly Famitsu

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Hey look, new Digimon Survive stuff!

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The newest issue of Weekly Famitsu (cover dated November 7th) has a small preview of Digimon Survive that has a bit of new info.

We already have translations for it, so we'll jump right into it.


[Top right] Overview of the game: A totally new "Digimon" series. A survival/simulation RPG where children who have wandered into another world must survive with strange monsters under extreme conditions. With graphics that intensify the atmosphere of a fantastical other world, it unfolds a dramatic battle and storyline.


[Underneath the orange text on the right] The phenomenon quietly approaching them, as seen in the OP animation: The opening animation shows the morning of the children's departure. They are seen talking happily and peacefully among their friends, but signs of a strange phenomenon are seen approaching them. They are yet unaware of the fate that awaits them.

[Bottom right]
Minoru Hyuuga & Falcomon
Aoi Shibuya & Labramon
Takuma Momozuka & Agumon


[Top left] Your "choices" are what will cause your monster to "evolve": This game is broken down between a "drama part" that is text-based and a "battle part" where you command your allied monsters to fight. Evolution will determine who wins or loses in battle, and this game uses a new system where the player's "choices" determines the evolution pathway of the monster that they are raising.

(Photo)←Evolution can be performed in mid-battle, and by using them well, you will be able to bring battles into your favor.


[Bottom left] The legend of the "Beast God" (Kemonogami) and rumors of being spirited away: The protagonists visit a shrine where legend has it contains the power of the Beast God, a god living in the mountains that looks like a wild beast. Rumor has it that if children enter that shrine, they will be "spirited away".

(Photo)←The locals who feared the wrath of the "Beast God" used to offer up children as sacrifices to this god long ago. What could have taken place inside this suspicious-looking hokora?



A nice short look at the game. Hopefully now that Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition is out we'll start to see more of Survive soon.


Thanks to HDKirin for the image and onkei for translations.



This issue of Weekly Famitsu can be ordered at CDJapan (affiliate link.)

Digimon Survive can currently be pre-ordered at Amazon.com: (affiliate links)
Digimon Survive for PS4
Digimon Survive for Switch
Digimon Survive for Xbox One

Survive is currently scheduled for 2020.
 

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Aw I was hoping for something new when I saw the pop up of this. It's nice to get some info though, hopefully it's the start of us getting loads!
 

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"Beast God" and human children sacrifices.. Hmm So that's why Digimon exists along with their human partners! Nah so who have any ideas on this "Beast God" in the real life refers to?

Labramon should get X form, that artwork is still damn good. Ah Falcomon too. I still hope Kudamon gets restored as well for his original design.

Survival genre. Hmm even it determines Loss or Win evolution battle ratio. I like it.
 

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Since we saw that Xuanwumon is in the game, I bet the Beast God is one of the Four Holy Beasts!
 

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Obviously it will release at extreme slow pace for each small pieces of info. Sigh but I wonder when they will introduce new characters? Like the usual patterns with younger child with a digimon partner and "rival" character for Virus type partner. Unsure of "ghosts" probably trapped in the alternative world?
 

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Good to see Falcomon original line in that game! 👍🏻
 

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Aw I was hoping for something new when I saw the pop up of this. It's nice to get some info though, hopefully it's the start of us getting loads!
I actually dont want too much info going into this game at least for the story and Digimon choices. (And yeah part of that is on me but I have no willpower lol) the story is a mystery and I want it to be as much as a surprise as possible. Itd be fun to be surprised by Digimon and especially thenleotafonists evolutions but that might be less likely for them to hold back info for because it is one of the main draws for fans.

I cant believe they're even dealing with human sacrifice. The plot sounds so interesting so far.
 
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I think the kids are gonna encounter a cult, if they're gonna mention human sacrifices.

The "branch specific" evolutions thing sounds really interesting. I feel like it goes well in line with how Chosen Children influence when their Digimon evolve through their emotions, but instead of normal and dark, it's based on your choices. The only flaw I see with it is that some might want to achieve the perfect ending with different Digimon.

It's great to hear more about this game! I'm looking forward to it.
 

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I think the kids are gonna encounter a cult, if they're gonna mention human sacrifices.
I don’t think so. If the game starts out with them having to survive against wild Digimon, a random cult of weak squishy humans later down the line would be as threatening as a plastic bottle filled with scented cabbage.
And anyways, the “Oh no we’ve run into a bunch of degenerate backwoods cultists” plot is more of a typically american horror trope anyway. A more probable take would be along the lines of human sacrifices really having been a thing of the past (or maybe there have never been sacrifices at all and just ancient people misinterpreting disappearances) but the spirits having become corrupted over time or something.
 

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Even if it's only a little, this new info nourishes my soul.

Survive's story is shaping up to be really interesting~
 

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It could be such huge misunderstanding if "sacrifices"/spirited away will turn out as those children are actually went out with their destined Digimon partners on their newest adventures....
 

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So the game is still alive and kicking. Nice to know. Knowing how Japanese RPGs are plot-wise twisted, I would say that it most likely will turn out that Takuma and the rest of the gang are the current human sacrifices and they must survive if they want to make it alive (lol).
 

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Well that's an interesting plot. Wonder what's really happening here.
 

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I'm not a fan how this game only has 100 digimon based on what I have heard, how many digimons are there again?
 

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I'm not a fan how this game only has 100 digimon based on what I have heard, how many digimons are there again?
Depending on how you count it (recolours, fusions, X forms etc), around 1500 (including Appmon)
 

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I'm not a fan how this game only has 100 digimon based on what I have heard, how many digimons are there again?
Depending on how you count it (recolours, fusions, X forms etc), around 1500 (including Appmon)
Why I won't be buying it, also I don't see appmon as digimon.
 

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If it gets popular enough to release the next series of Survive, I hope it will increase greatly in the Digimon collection. Supporting heavily is all it needs for...
 

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I'm pretty sure around 100 Digimon was the number of obtainable species. I really don't think that's insufficient. It'd be a pain in the ass for everyone involved if there were more than that. It's a nice change of pace to have a game that's about storytelling more than catch-'em-all-ing.
 
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