Digimon World: Next Order Hits the West in “Early 2017”

Digimon World: Next Order is coming to the West in early 2017, it was recently announced by Bandai Namco.

The open-world RPG was released in Japan earlier this March for the PlayStation Vita, and will arrive in North America and Europe in “early 2017” as a PS4 exclusive. It won’t see a Western PS Vita release, however, according to a report on PlayStation Lifestyle.

Both digital and boxed retail editions will be available, and will feature both English and Japanese voice-overs, as well as subtitles for English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.

With the option to play either a male or female protagonist, Next Order plunges players into a world racked with techno chaos, recruiting loyal Digimon in a battle against the Machinedramons wreaking havoc in the Digital Realm. The full synopsis is available to read below, as shared by Gematsu.

“The Digimon World series returns to the West with Digimon World: Next Order! An all-new adventure & story awaits! The Digital World is in despair. Machinedramons are running rampant and causing utter chaos… the Digital World needs your help! Explore and traverse the Digital World to solve a digi-mystery. Recruit faithful Digimon companions and meet friends along the way to help you on this epic journey. The Digital World is waiting for you… Or are you waiting for the Digital World?”

The RPG features over 200 Digimon from the original series, allowing players to traverse the Digital World with two Digimon buddies. Raising, feeding and training your Digi-friends in battle can lead to loyal friendships, bolstering your efficacy in combat as your Digimon learn to face foes alone. You won’t leave them completely, though, for you can always shout commands and cheer them on while your partner tears up the competition.

You can find the game’s full fact sheet over on Gematsu.

[Source: Gematsu, PlayStation Lifestyle]

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