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Digimon Survive, a Monster-Battling Visual Novel, Releases this July

Digimon Survive

Digimon Survive arrives next month – are you ready to catch ’em all?

The correct answer is “no”, and not just because that’s a different franchise’s catchphrase. Digimon Survive doesn’t cast you as some budding monster trainer, striving to achieve fame or fortune in a world which, no matter how you slice it, revolves around making animals fight.

Instead, your protagonist has found themselves lost in the Digimon dimension and has to find a way home. The game is a visual novel and monster-battler mash-up, complete with some gorgeous-looking anime sequences and surprisingly well animated character interactions.

The title might sound a little ominous and you’d be right to think so. Sure there’s going to be tactical combat, but you won’t be getting your head torn off by a blood-crazed Renamon. But your choices will, however, have consequences including, potentially, the death of other characters.

The Digimon games draw upon the show of the same name, and made our list of ten best games series based on animeDigimon Survive was, originally, announced in 2018 and was set for a 2019 release; however, the pandemic got in the way and it was delayed several times. It’s now set for a July 29th 2022 release, landing on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC.

You can check out the trailer above, visit the official Digimon Survive site here or watch the game’s opening movie here.

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Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.