Hacker's Memory- Details on 'Domination Battles' & More Characters, Including Zubamon

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Hacker's Memory- Details on 'Domination Battles' & More Characters, Including Zubamon

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Via a magazine scan we have some new details about Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth- Hacker's Memory. First up is part of the game's battle system.

Described is the new 'Domination Battle' system, wherein your team challenges other teams for squares on a board.


I'll go ahead and include the details as they've been translated so far.

Domination Battles are team-based battles where players fight for the control of cyberspace. Area is divided into squares, and the squares you move past are dyed your team’s color and occupied. By making contact with an enemy, you’ll break into battle, and by winning battles, you can steal an enemy’s area.



In addition, we've been introduced to new characters: Well.... sort of new...


Ryuuji Mishima
Ryuuji Mishima is the leader of the hacker group “Hudie.” He saves the troubled protagonist and invites him to join his team. His Digimon is Cyberdramon.
While not included in the translated details, it appears Ryuuji is Erika's brother, previously mentioned in her profile.



And the next character should be familiar to anyone who played Cyber Sleuth.

Arata Sanada
Arata Sanada is the former leader of the hacker group “Jude.” Everything about him is cool, but he has a childish side as well. His Digimon is Kurisarimon.


Thanks to Gematsu for the info and a Weibo user for the original image.

It was listed as coming from the next issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.


In addition, we have early images of the Hacker's Memory details from the next V-Jump!

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Much of the V-Jump appears to be the same information, but there are certainly some unique bits that we have translations of thanks to garm.


That includes a description of Yuugo, another character people may recognize...
"The Leader of Zaxon - Yuugo: A youth who values order within the Digital World highly. There seems to be conflict breaking out within his team, which he aims to suppress, however...!?"

"Zaxon is currently the largest hacker team around."

The V-Jump scans also refer to Ryuuji as a "skilled person already being referred to as a legendary hacker" and that "he has a deep connection with Arata."


The explanation for the various quests in the game is that Hudie takes on many odd-jobs.




Recent prior Hacker's Memory updates from the last issue of V-Jump and an interview with Producer Habu can be found in those threads.



Update- Bandai Namco Europe has put up proper screenshots of Ryuuji, Arata, Yuugo, along with Zubamon and his evolutions.

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I'm still somewhat confused on this game. Is it a full on sequel? Or is it an expansion of sorts.
 

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It's a spin-off of Cyber Sleuth but from what I remember reading, it takes place during the main game's events without any major spoilers. So I'd treat it like an expansion.
 

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I wonder if Ryuuji is like that one guy with Cyberdramon in the first Digimon Story game?
I notice a trend the character who have Cyberdramon seemes to be those veteran Tamers that save the protagonist one.
Before everyone point to Kiriha, I'm not counting the Alien Cyberdramon because it's a different species.
 

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Everything we've seen indicates it's a full on sequel that uses the same basic battle system and Digimon mechanics. It also reuses a lot of visual assets.

Spoilers for Mario games:

But it's similar to how Mario Galaxy and Mario Galaxy 2 are sequels. Mario Galaxy was released and it's ending sort of erased the events of the game. Then Mario Galaxy 2 came out using basically the same engine/graphics with some updates new features and levels and picked up from the same point in time that the first game reset itself to.
 

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Everything we've seen indicates it's a full on sequel that uses the same basic battle system and Digimon mechanics. It also reuses a lot of visual assets.

Spoilers for Mario games:

But it's similar to how Mario Galaxy and Mario Galaxy 2 are sequels. Mario Galaxy was released and it's ending sort of erased the events of the game. Then Mario Galaxy 2 came out using basically the same engine/graphics with some updates new features and levels and picked up from the same point in time that the first game reset itself to.
I see your point but the one thing that makes it sound less sequel, more side story ish then anything is the way it was initially described
"From the point of view of a new protagonist, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth- Hacker's Memory will tell a story that happened on the 'other side' of the events depicted in Cyber Sleuth."

In this, it just makes it sound more like an expansion to cyber sleuth or a part 2 rather than CS2.
 

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^Yeah it's not a sequel, it's a 'this is happening at roughly the same time as CS' kind of thing. I'm not sure if there's a word for that..
 

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^Yeah it's not a sequel, it's a 'this is happening at roughly the same time as CS' kind of thing. I'm not sure if there's a word for that..
Lion King 1½ comes to mind for some reason...
 

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I see your point but the one thing that makes it sound less sequel, more side story ish then anything is the way it was initially described
"From the point of view of a new protagonist, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth- Hacker's Memory will tell a story that happened on the 'other side' of the events depicted in Cyber Sleuth."

In this, it just makes it sound more like an expansion to cyber sleuth or a part 2 rather than CS2.
Expansion usually include the original content of the game with some extension. This game tells another story, from 0, not including the original CS. It's kinda a parallel story work, in the same universe.

in the interview from Habu, I guess he had been described that HM works just like v 1.7 or 1.8 of Cyber Sleuth, while the original was v 1.0. I guess you can imagine it, so it's not really a v 2.0


btw the new system is kinda cool but I think it's just another gimmick to extend the playtime with multiple battle per mission with team cooperation, nothing really new. But I guess it can be a good type of team coop competitive battle aspect.
 

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I'm worried if the story is going to retcon itself given the ending of CS, making all of the thing protagonist do non existent if this is really a side story.
 

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Spoilers for CS:

Well yeah, but Cyber Sleuth already retconned itself with its own ending.
 

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Story-wise the game is kind of a side-story, if any of you are familiar with Fire Emblem it's kind of like what Gaiden is to Shadow Dragon.

Okay at first I only saw the reddish image with Cyberdramon and thought it was an older Ryo for a sec. But yeah, that's what happens whe I look at news and I just woke up.
Nice to see Hacker's Memory keeping up with introducing new human designs that don't look silly.
Zubamon seems to be missing the metallic tecture other metallic Digimon have? (Unless the gold is just yellow plastic)
We now have a better timeframe of the events as well as
Yuuko is still Yuugo
I'll need to see the Dominion battle in action to form an opinion on it, but wasn't there a similar system in Megaman Battle Network? At least the one I played (5)
 

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Spoilers for CS:

Well yeah, but Cyber Sleuth already retconned itself with its own ending.
That's what I mean. If the story is in the same time with CS then the protagonist of HM story would be erased as well, making them non existent and meaningless.
I just hope their bond save them.
 

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Ah, hard confirmation that this is before the reboot. Kinda sucks, but oh well. I'm sure this will have some kind of way for this protagonist to keep his memories/digimon.

I'm guessing Ryuji is also a former member of the Judes. I wonder if we'll take part in causing the blackout. I also think this definitely means we'll probably run into the CS protag at some point.

Since all the RKs are handled by the CS characters, I wonder what else got through the dimensions that will be our big enemies. The Eaters will probably be around too, but again, they won't be our problem.
 

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Huh, Ryuuji having Cyberdramon as his partner is throwing me off. I was certain that Hudie was going for a full insect theme, but I guess not.

Arata having Kusarimon means that HM must take place pretty early on in the story of CS.

The Domination battle thing sounds interesting and reminds me of Pokemon Conquest. :p
 

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Spoilers for CS:

It's possible that this takes place in the new timeline that was created at the end of CS. So the existence of the Digital World is unknown.

Speculation: It's likely that only a select few hackers use Digimon and are still under the impression that they are just programs. Since !Yuugo, Fei, and Arata are around being hacker-team leaders, and Ryuuji/Erika have made a whole new hacker team and they all are shown using Digimon, this seems the most likely. The main reason I think it's in the newly-created timeline is the existence of the new Hacker team Hudie. And there's also that we know Suedou had some influence over the way the new timeline occurred and that Suedou's main goal had something to do with his dead child in the original timeline. As many have immediately speculated upon seeing the new main character's design, it's very possible that our hero is Suedou's son, revived due to the altered timeline.

Additionally, since the ending of CS shows us how Aiba and Kyoko are doing in the new timeline and it doesn't have anything to do with Digimon, it's likely that they won't show up or play any major role in the new game.

So basically, while the new game takes place 'at the same time' as the original CS, it's basically in another reality where things happened slightly differently.
 
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Yuuko is still Yuugo, however. And it can't be the real Yuugo because he has white hair in the scans, not the black of the real Yuugo.
Plus EDEN was huge. There are likely several teams we never heard of - and it isn't exactly uncommon for a parallel sequel or interquel to introduce characters or plot aspects we probably should have at least heard of in the original, but didn't because, from a real life perspective, those things likely didn't exist yet.

So no, it takes place during the main story, I would say, not after.
 
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Damn Ryuuji is hot. That Domination Battles remind me a lot of Digimon Xros Wars and the Code Crown, so well done! About Zubamon's evolution line...well, I guess it was kind of expected, but to be honest, there are Digimon out there that would have been a quite more interesting choice imo.

By the way, is there a chance of getting a full translation of the interview to Habu-san?
 

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Is that Slayerdramon and Breakdramon in the game?
That's a section devoted to Digimon Linkz (the mobile game) Theigno found them through datamining a bit ago along with a couple others. There is a decent chance that they will also appear in Hacker's Memory what with them having custom models.
 
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