Digimon Survive is on the brink of development hell. The game, which was announced back in 2019 has suffered another delay as development on the project shifts over to another team.
During the latest Digimon Con event, Bandai Namco announced that Digimon Survive will now be developed by Hyde. Up to now, Witchcraft was working on the project. The team also worked on games like Rune Factory 5, Olympia Soiree and others.
While Digimon Survive is still without a release date, Bandai Namco did share new details on the game. The publisher says that the upcoming game is a mixture of Text Adventure and Tactical RPG. A major component of the game is the text-based gameplay with 70% of the game revolving around dialogue with characters, and sourcing clues and items.
The rest of the game is made up of tactical gameplay. Players can bring up to 10 units with them into battle. Each Digimon has a range of different movement skills and attacks. Battles consist of different elements and the area is divided into various heights too. Digimon can evolve in battle into new forms using SP but at the end of the fight, they return back to their original form.
Players can also obtain new Digimon throughout the game by talking to new monsters and negotiating with them. There are 113 Digimon in Digimon Survive and they evolve into a range of different forms depending on your Karma Points. These points are obtained through dialogue options across the 12 chapters in the game.
Bandai Namco says Digimon Survive will last you around 40 hours but players who want to experience everything can expect 80-100 hours of gameplay here too. There’s also a New Game+ mode that carries your stuff over so you can try a different outcome.
Digimon Survive sounds great on paper but we have yet to see much gameplay at this point. Given that the game has no release date and has switched over dev teams, it might take even longer before we see it in the flesh.
Take a look at the latest character trailer that showcases the people you will meet in the game.
Source: Bandai Namco