Digimon World: Next Order is the latest game to be released in the franchise; it follows on from last years Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth which received a lot of praise by gamers across the globe so I’m sure fans are gearing up for its release in a couple of weeks. Bandai Namco released a new trailer showcasing some more gameplay and digivolutions!
There’s going to be quite a shift in the gameplay for Next Order, it’s going to be real-time strategy based and if you’re a fan of the Tales’ series then I should suspect you’ll be right at home here. The trailer gave us a glimpse of the main characters as you see them putting on their wrist watches, these allow you to connect with your Digimon partners in the game. I must say the it has certainly evolved as a genre since I last watched or played a Digimon game, there’s something about keeping your critters fed and watered that gives you a deeper connection in game and with the new cross evolution feature that bond you have is very important.
Players will have the chance to use a feature called Extra Cross Evolution which you can also see in action above, it depends on the strength of your relationship with your partner digimon and it enables you (the character) to merge with two digimon. It looks set to trigger once you die in game and will provide a a little extra something for core fans out there!
If you’re going to pre-order the game there is a nice bonus to be had as well, you’ll get an in-game adventure pack, a soundtrack for Next Order and the original Digimon World plus the Omegamon Digivolution core.
The game releases on PS4 January 31st, will you be picking up a copy?