Bandai Namco Announces Digimon World: Next Order

Digimon World: Next Order begins when players are sucked into the Digital World to discover it is under siege by Machinedramons. Rescued by two Digimon from impending doom, players must forge forward with their Digimon partners and journey through the Digital World to discover the origins of the Machinedramon scourge and find a way back to the real world. Along the way, players will nurture and train their Digimon partners for battle as they progress through the game. Digimon World: Next Order contains over 200 Digimon for players to meet, recruit, and interact with throughout their adventure. Digimon World: Next Order will also give players the choice of playing as either a male or female protagonist and enable players to explore the Digital World with two Digimon partners for the first time in franchise history. The key to finding a way back to the real world and stopping the Digital World from total destruction at the hands of Machinedramons will lie in building strong bonds and providing effective training for each Digimon.

Full transparency, I absolutely loved Digimon growing up.  In fact, I actually liked it a little more than its competitor, Pokemon.  The reason being because there was more action in Digimon.  The journey they were on each week was fulfilling enough to keep me watching.  Unfortunately, by Digimon’s 3rd season the series took a dive.  However, it was always still around in various Manga and video games.  In hopes to revitalize the brand, Bandai Namco has created a new game, Digimon World: Next Order, coming early next year.

Digimon World: Next Order is an exclusively digital title for PS4.  What makes it different from previous games is that, instead of one Digimon partner, you can now have two.  Upon viewing the announcement trailer, featuring WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon fighting Machinedramon, it’s safe to assume that your first two Digimon will be Abumon and Gabumon.  Most likely, they will give us options to switch them out, as well.

As for if this is a good buy?  I need to see more than an announcement trailer.  I’d like to see gameplay and the structure of the game.  However, it has piqued my interest, even if it’s just from a fandom aspect.

Digimon World: Next Order comes out Early 2017 on Playstation 4!

Will you return to the Digital World?