Digimon Survive Premise
Not long after Bandai Namco announced Digimon Survive’s release date postponement to 2020, Bandai shared some of the updates regarding details of the game through the release of the opening video and the latest visual key that featured the main characters and his friends in a classroom.
The story takes place during an extracurricular camp over the summer holiday. Takuma Momozuka, the main character, and his two high school friends, Aoi and Minoru, went to the infamous local shrine in order to learn more about the mysterious legend: the tale of Kemonogami.
While exploring the shrine, Takuma met a pink, fluffy monster – Koromon. Before they can get acquainted, piercing screams fill the air. Rushing towards them, Takuma and Koromon came across a group of monsters attacking Takuma’s classmates.
As Takuma tries to save them, Koromon digivolved into Agumon; and together they managed to scare the monsters away. With the immediate threat gone, they soon realise they are far from safe, as they found themselves transported to a strange new world.
The anime opening PV shown this time is not a music video, but a short story from Takuma and his friends school lives, before they are faced with a strange event that changes their destiny in the world.
This video has actually been shared since last July 6th, precisely in the “Future of Digimon” panel at the Anime Expo 2019 event which was only reserved for the visitors of the event.
Character Profiles and New Digimons
Two new main characters are also revealed:
Aoi Shibuya: Calm, collected, and serious. As the class representative, she is used to cope with her classmates’ unreasonable requests. The eldest of the group, she is also in charge of the food and base camp.
Minoru Hyuga: The light-hearted optimist, and joker of the class. He strengthens the group with his easy-going and cheerful personality. Unfortunately, his carelessness often gets him into trouble.
Also, the new Digimons that accompanies Aoi and Minoru respectively:
Labramon: A beast-type, dog-like monster, Labromon gets straight to the point when she talks. Balancing each other personalities, she and Aoi will support each other through the adventure.
Falcomon: A bird-type monster from the High Mountains. He is a strong and firm character and supports Minoru’s sloppiness. However, he can sometimes be even clumsier than Minoru himself.
Digimon Survive’s Technical Details
For those of you who are still unfamiliar with Digimon Survive, this is a strategic game that is quite similar to RPG Fire Emblem or Tactics Ogre series. As you proceed through the story, so does the difficulty escalates. Players are also challenged to effectively utilizes the limited energy to Digivolve their Digimon to challenge the stages effectively.
Digimon Survive is planned to be released globally in 2020 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.