Survive Preview from Famitsu- Translations of Preview & Interview Content

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As we found out about yesterday, with just a few weeks to go until the release of Digimon Survive, Famitsu has a rather nice preview in the new issue.


Thanks to onkei, we have translations of the details, plus the pages itself in pretty good quality.



First up, the preview itself...
Garurumon: hates humans and interferes with Takuma and co to try and eliminate them from his world. He has a straightforward personality & hates twisted things, so he likes those who fight fair-and-square.
"You sure have bad luck running into me"

Jijimon: secures baby monsters and lives in a deserted, debilitated amusement park. He is friendly to human children and gives them hints about the mysteries of this other world.
"...And I'm so sorry that this made you end up losing her."

Renamon: A mystery monster who appears before the human children at times. They don't seem to think highly of humans but also isn't hostile, preferring to watch them from a middle-of-the-fence standpoint.
"I'm not simply clinging and placating! I have a strong will of my own!"

Evolution is achieved either through story progression or when you have reached a certain friendship level. Some monsters become your enemy based on your route, evolving to a non-standard form. When that happens, clear that route and you will be able to evolve that form in future

Friendship levels with the other characters can be viewed from your profile and changes based on your conversations with them during the adventure part of the game

For wild Digimon, when you choose "talk" during battle and succeed in conversation choices, you can either persuade them to join you or receive items

You will see drama between the various humans and their partners. For instance, Labramon encourages Aoi to have more confidence and speak up more... Through the route you take, the depth and level of their bond could lead to Labramon evolving to Cerberumon



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And then the interview bits featuring Shimada and Habu...
Emphasis is placed on the story and this simple system was chosen as it is familiar to fans. The battle system was decided as a tactics system in order to allow multiple characters to fight at once

The overall "atmosphere" of the game was highest priority in its appearance. 2D characters were placed in 3D backgrounds with adjustments to angles and distance to produce a powerful visual effect in order for the player to feel a real distance among characters

Kakudou's comment to Habu on what he thinks Digimon are: "They are 2 views of the same thing to humans- partners who had existed with them in ancient times, and now in current times able to be viewed through digital gadgets and so seen as mysterious and subtle digital beings"

This comment from Kakudou is what shaped Habu's idea to understand the bond between human and Digimon as a spiritual one and to explore it in this game

Because the monsters in Survive are "2 sides of the same coin" with humans, and because not all humans have a positive approach or outlook, there are dark parts to the game where the characters take selfish action and the Digimon's evolution reflects that

You definitely won't see all episodes in the game during your first play-through, and Habu says only by playing through all 3 routes + hidden route is when you'll see the truth about the other world

Wild Digimon becoming friends was added into the system because in certain routes, your free actions get limited in the game due to story emphasis, and attributes for the Digimon in tactics battle tend to become unbalanced.

Each chapter is broken into adventure part (explore the area, chat with friends, etc) and battle part (relationships built in adv part might affect evolution of your friends' Digimon). You won't be able to speak with everyone and fill friendship level in 1st play-through

As mentioned multiple times before, the game is a text-based adventure game with emphasis on story rather than raising Digimon. While the story is meant to show something new, however, the "essence" of Digimon that you know and love as a series remains the same.


A nice little preview as the game is getting ready to come out. Nice that it got 2 spreads.



Digimon Survive is out July 28th in Japan and July 29th worldwide.

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With all the times that Habu mentioned all the stuff about digimons in this game not being digital life forms but spirits/monsters/yokais, i have high hopes that those purple goblin like creatures are going to be digimons in the end.
Lot of people are assuming they are a different kind of creature already, but we still dont know that as a fact, they look weird yes, but arkadimon child looks weird too and he is a digimon after all.
In a conventional digimon game, where digimons are digital lifeforms, i see the possibility of them being a "different digital lifeform"(like erasers or eaters), but here... what term can they use to make it clear that they are something different? Aliens? Well, i can imagine something less radical like them being born from the nightmares of that mysterious girl or something like that having a different origin, but, that would be a good reason to differentiate them from the rest of the monsters (digimons) in this game? Still in that case, i dont see it as an impediment for them to be digimons since we have all kinds of origins for them, even some being made by humans.
Well, the game can still give them a normal name without the "mon" at the end and dont give us any explanation of why they arent digimons, but that would be a big dissapointment for me, if they are not digimons, i expect a reasonable explanation, it would upset me if they are there just to fulfill the "enemy creature that isnt a digimon" role that we had in previous games, wich i would add, need to rest for a couple of games.

Yes, i know, im probably the only one who cares about those purple fetuses.
 
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The image is a little blurry, but it seems that Fangmon has Arukenimon as a possible evo, wich is interesting considering that Dokugumon is already confirmed to be in the game, so this might mean that atleast recruitable digimon have interconnected lines like they did in CS/HM
 

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The image is a little blurry, but it seems that Fangmon has Arukenimon as a possible evo, wich is interesting considering that Dokugumon is already confirmed to be in the game, so this might mean that atleast recruitable digimon have interconnected lines like they did in CS/HM
I have a different theory. I think Fangmon is the Proffesor's partner. The Proffessor was riding one during a trailer. Also, it doesn't look like an arukeimon to me.
 

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Habu's wearing that shirt with the Coronamon and Lunamon sprites on it again.

Garurumon playing the role of the big bad wolf except with elements of honor and justice is interesting. I wonder if he might be associated to the Fangmon or sees them as barbaric?
I get a feeling it's super obvious he's going to have a "I like humans now" moment and combine with any of Agumon's 3 megas to unlock Omnimon and blah blah blah more Omnimon pandering after we already got it in Cyber Sleuth and Adventure:

Unlike Garurumon, Jijimon and Renamon have personality types that feel more familiar for their species, especially Jijimon who seems to just be the one I know from Next Order.

Branching evolutions for even wild digimon are nice, especially as it seems you can unlock them by witnessing wild digimon do those evolutions as a result of your actions?

It's interesting that the recruitable Digimon were added due to balance reasons considering that it now seems to be a large part of the game and gives a large appeal to fans who don't like the main cast Digimon and want to do gameplay without them.

16 days feels so far away!
 

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sounds like we are going to have some stuff like
Aoi gets pissed at you goes dark side busting out fangmon
Clear that route to unlock Fangmon as an evolution for Labramon in the other routes
 

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Habu's wearing that shirt with the Coronamon and Lunamon sprites on it again.

Garurumon playing the role of the big bad wolf except with elements of honor and justice is interesting. I wonder if he might be associated to the Fangmon or sees them as barbaric?
I get a feeling it's super obvious he's going to have a "I like humans now" moment and combine with any of Agumon's 3 megas to unlock Omnimon and blah blah blah more Omnimon pandering after we already got it in Cyber Sleuth and Adventure.
He mostly likely views Fangmon as a coward since Garurumon prefers fair and square where Fangmon much rather ambush his opponent of only fight when he is confident he will win.
Honestly it's very unfortunate since the game is focusing on underused digimon i truly thought we would get a chance to see Victorygreymon and Zeedgarurumon considering how much they get overshadowed. I honestly wish they got a fusion doesn't even have to be Omegamon could end up like something similar to Susanoomon.
 

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i truly thought we would get a chance to see Victorygreymon and Zeedgarurumon considering how much they get overshadowed. I honestly wish they got a fusion doesn't even have to be Omegamon could end up like something similar to Susanoomon.
I do like the fan theory that Victory and Zeed are already two halves of Omnimon being a WarGreymon that wields Omnimon's Grey Sword and Zeed is a MetalGarurumon that wields Omnimon's Garuru Cannon so it hasn't made me very eager to see a new jogress as I just imagine it being Omnimon
 

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The image is a little blurry, but it seems that Fangmon has Arukenimon as a possible evo, wich is interesting considering that Dokugumon is already confirmed to be in the game, so this might mean that atleast recruitable digimon have interconnected lines like they did in CS/HM
I'm also a bit curious about that evolution web. Something I find odd is that there is no rookie and the branching starts from fangmon himself. Does that mean some wild mons simply just start at higher levels without earlier stages? Though I suppose it's entirely possible I'm misreading the chart completely 😅 what I'd take from this though is the confirmation that agumon isn't the only mon with an evo web.

As a side note, does anybody have the ability to clear that chart up a bit and maybe see what mons are present on it?
 

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I do like the fan theory that Victory and Zeed are already two halves of Omnimon being a WarGreymon that wields Omnimon's Grey Sword and Zeed is a MetalGarurumon that wields Omnimon's Garuru Cannon so it hasn't made me very eager to see a new jogress as I just imagine it being Omnimon
That's actually a pretty good fan theory not gonna lie and it's funny it took me until now to realize how similar they were to Omegamon arsenal but ya i see your point that is probably why we haven't gotten one since Kenji is probably the same way.

Tho speaking of Omegamon i honestly won't be surprised if Agumon ends up being the most powerful unit.
 

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i truly thought we would get a chance to see Victorygreymon and Zeedgarurumon considering how much they get overshadowed. I honestly wish they got a fusion doesn't even have to be Omegamon could end up like something similar to Susanoomon.
I do like the fan theory that Victory and Zeed are already two halves of Omnimon being a WarGreymon that wields Omnimon's Grey Sword and Zeed is a MetalGarurumon that wields Omnimon's Garuru Cannon so it hasn't made me very eager to see a new jogress as I just imagine it being Omnimon
They could jogress directly into Omegamon X. Since they're basically upgraded WarGrey and MetalGaruru, it makes sense for them to become an upgraded Omegamon.

I'm also a bit curious about that evolution web. Something I find odd is that there is no rookie and the branching starts from fangmon himself. Does that mean some wild mons simply just start at higher levels without earlier stages?
I think that could be interesting and maybe give a reason to recruit lower level Digimon later in the game, if they have different evolines from higher leveled Digimon. Let's say, a Gotsumon can evolve to Monochromon, then Vermilimon, but a base Monochromon cannot, instead he has Triceramon. Although with the low overall Digimon count, that's pretty unlikely.
 

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I'm also a bit curious about that evolution web. Something I find odd is that there is no rookie and the branching starts from fangmon himself. Does that mean some wild mons simply just start at higher levels without earlier stages?
I think that could be interesting and maybe give a reason to recruit lower level Digimon later in the game, if they have different evolines from higher leveled Digimon. Let's say, a Gotsumon can evolve to Monochromon, then Vermilimon, but a base Monochromon cannot, instead he has Triceramon. Although with the low overall Digimon count, that's pretty unlikely.
I think you're onto something. Sure there may not be many mons in the game but there is still potential for each to have its own web made up of mons shared with other webs. Like, maybe that monochromon line has things that make more sense to monochromon like dinosaurs while gotsumon has some dinosaurs but maybe a line of things like golemon. So perhaps fangmon and dokugumon both have access to arukenimon. Or maybe I'm misinterpreting the fangmon web and maybe it stops showing irrelevant mons once you evolve. Like if it were agumons line, maybe once you become greymon it stops showing the champions and rookie forms since greymon isn't going to slide evolve. If that makes sense... so if that is the case, maybe fangmon is the data level for a web that includes dokugumon 🤷‍♀️
 

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well the only thing we know 100% for wild digis is their evos are permanent
This does imply the existance of a evolution web/tree for the sake of forced replay value and such. Like thered be no reason to recruit say a wild Garurumon if you already recruited a wild gabumon if it is totally linear A>B>C>D
Of course some could end up that way, theres also a chance that because it is Perma they only show the next possible stages because theres no need to show the lower stages.
Then again the only other examples we've seen were Agumon's with just tryanno unlocked, and Dracumon's with just Sangloupmon, main party members who revert to rookie and such, and we seemed to view them from the point of view of the rookie so showing the rookie and champion makes sense.

Fangmon is the first glance we've had at a evolution web from the point of view of a champion level.

Upside all this stuff still being a bit of a mystery is great cause it gives stuff to uncover as we play it. But damn that wait is getting to hard to bear as it comes closer we still dont have any clear answer on the Guilmon status yet.
 

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I find the part about the Digimon evolving to different Digimon if they become you enemy to be interesting. Tht comment leads me to believe Lopmon will get Wendigomon during that route

Fangmon having MarineDevimon and Arukenimon is... vpet random. Like, Fangmon is the king of random shit, appanrently. Hopefully his third form is more fitting. Also didn't except wild Digimon to branch

Garurumon being evil could be an interesting change of pace, though he'll prob be redeemed and cause Omnimon.

The image is a little blurry, but it seems that Fangmon has Arukenimon as a possible evo, wich is interesting considering that Dokugumon is already confirmed to be in the game, so this might mean that atleast recruitable digimon have interconnected lines like they did in CS/HM
I'm also a bit curious about that evolution web. Something I find odd is that there is no rookie and the branching starts from fangmon himself. Does that mean some wild mons simply just start at higher levels without earlier stages? Though I suppose it's entirely possible I'm misreading the chart completely 😅 what I'd take from this though is the confirmation that agumon isn't the only mon with an evo web.

As a side note, does anybody have the ability to clear that chart up a bit and maybe see what mons are present on it?
The demo shows that Leomon and Gatomon also start at Champion. Some guys might start at Mega.

They could jogress directly into Omegamon X. Since they're basically upgraded WarGrey and MetalGaruru, it makes sense for them to become an upgraded Omegamon.

Taht's not what Victory and Zeed are. They're regular Megas that DMO used as Bursts because reasons. Arbitrators is not a species trait plus where does the random X antibody come from
 

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i bet the 4 holy beasts all start (and end) at mega just because.
And yeah i gues branching paths make sense gives you a reason to recruit more than 1, or even to recruit stuff in a 2nd playthrough since Playthrough 1- get stuff evolve stuff up... Beat route 1

NG+ work towards one of the other routes and in the process fill out other evolutions
And i agree we are totalyl gonna see some story moment where Lopmon goes Wendimon allowing us to go that route in NG+ great way to give certain digimon evolutions or even lock
various evolutions to save for NG+ even on recruitable digis.

it'd be funny Playthough 1 fighting say the Rage Route CH9 boss with the Rage route CH 9boss
So locking that digimon until you beat the rage route allows for it to remain story 'relevant' since chances are you wont encounter said boss on as a key boss on the other routes.
 

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They could jogress directly into Omegamon X. Since they're basically upgraded WarGrey and MetalGaruru, it makes sense for them to become an upgraded Omegamon.

Taht's not what Victory and Zeed are. They're regular Megas that DMO used as Bursts because reasons. Arbitrators is not a species trait plus where does the random X antibody come from
Yeah, I know. I was leaning more on the designs when thinking that. Considering some Digimon are natural X-Antibody carriers (and I know it's different from regular X mons) it could be that some data combination on Jogress produces a X-Antibody.
 

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For wild Digimon, when you choose "talk" during battle and succeed in conversation choices, you can either persuade them to join you or receive items

digimon is inching closer to SMT, just as it should
 

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For wild Digimon, when you choose "talk" during battle and succeed in conversation choices, you can either persuade them to join you or receive items

digimon is inching closer to SMT, just as it should
I would love if Digimon can be interacted more in the games as characters and less as random encounter mobs. So it would be really good in my opinion if this is something that carries over other games.

Yes, i know, im probably the only one who cares about those purple fetuses.
I care about them too, even if their designs did not catch me so far. It would make sense for there to be monsters that are not Digimon, but I would like if we learn they happen to be some form of Digimon too. Important to note the digital element is not completely removed from this game, however. The Digimon encountered in this game are still being detected through digital devices, with the smartphone apparently being the major way you interact with them (all the items, evolution charts and digimon status are seen through an in-universe smartphone).

I have a different theory. I think Fangmon is the Proffesor's partner. The Proffessor was riding one during a trailer. Also, it doesn't look like an arukeimon to me.
That would have been what I thought too, if Habu had not just mentioned that the wild digimon have different evolution routes in this interview. Honestly, I am surprised. I was pretty sure he said the evolution routes for wild digimon were linear and locked in that last stream.

i truly thought we would get a chance to see Victorygreymon and Zeedgarurumon considering how much they get overshadowed. I honestly wish they got a fusion doesn't even have to be Omegamon could end up like something similar to Susanoomon.
I do like the fan theory that Victory and Zeed are already two halves of Omnimon being a WarGreymon that wields Omnimon's Grey Sword and Zeed is a MetalGarurumon that wields Omnimon's Garuru Cannon so it hasn't made me very eager to see a new jogress as I just imagine it being Omnimon

My brain kinda zones out when WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon show up in anything, so I never gave much thought to their signature weapons literally being the Omegamon ones...
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Overall I am really curious about the game more and more. I am also wondering why so much of it happens in this kind of dark mirror dimension that seems to just be another layer of the Real World. Maybe the world the monsters in this setting inhabit is simply impossible to be perceived by humans at all, or perhaps only at first?

Maybe for whatever reason they are stranded in that one? I am really curious. I can't wait.
 

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Well theres always a chance that there was some miscommunication/ lost in translation stuff in regards to habu saying the recruitable digimon lines were linear could of been more in reference to them being permanent. Takuma's agumon- provided you have the stuff unlocked, could in theory evovle to Greymon one battle, and Tyrannomon the next- thus not so linear, plus his lines are very interconnected.

The fangmon evolution tree is very linear
Fang has 3 options sure
But each of those 3 options look like they only have 1- plus you cant evolve that fangmon into all 3 you can only evolve into 1 of them. You need a 2nd fangmon to get one of the others.
We'll def just need to wait and see as the game gets closer. I'm still trying to decide HOW i want to go about ordering it... hope to find it in store on release day, order online and hope it arrives on time, or just go digital to avoid the wait.
 

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Yeah, I guess that he just meant it was more limited and also the permanent aspect.
We'll def just need to wait and see as the game gets closer. I'm still trying to decide HOW i want to go about ordering it... hope to find it in store on release day, order online and hope it arrives on time, or just go digital to avoid the wait.
It seems only the console versions are able to be pre-ordered. So I guess the Steam/PC version will come out in launch.
 
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