Note; Please read update #2.
Despite claims to the contrary over the past day, it looks like Digimon World: Next Order will indeed be headed West for Vita next year.
Bandai Namco has confirmed that they’ll be bringing Digimon World: Next Order West to PlayStation Vita (and PS4) sometime early next year; the Vita version of the game coming to both regions as a digital only release, but with both Japanese and English voice-overs.
Need a refresher on just what this game’s about?
Here’s a quick outline;
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?
With key features of Next Order set to include the following;
- Collect Digimon – Over 200 Digimon from the animated series!
- Every Interaction & Activity Matters – Your success in battles & the growth of your partners is totally dependent on you: Raise, train, feed, discipline, etc. in real-time to form strong bonds with your Digimon companions.
- Evolved A.I. Battle System – Strong bonds with your partners is key – train your Digimon to excel in AI battles on their own. Cooperation & synchronization between your partners and their feelings will increase your chances of winning. Shout commands and cheer them to victory!
- Recruit Digimon – Recruit and integrate new Digimon into the village to expand & evolve it!
Plus, some new media to check out;
Digimon World: Next Order is headed to PlayStation Vita sometime early in 2017.
Are you interested?
Update; Gematsu and RPGSite are reporting that they’ve received a correction to this announcement, going back to the previous “PS4 Only” stance. The American Bamco site still lists Vita/PS4 however, so we’re unsure what to think. I’m no longer as confident in this post however, so I figured I’d let you guys know.
We’ll be looking into this further, and will update you once we have more information.
Update #2; It looks like this has been confirmed to be PlayStation 4 only in the West, as an interview with Producer Kazumasa Habu (via Game Reactor) reveals the reason behind the Vita exclusion to be the additional quests and changes to the game.
We’re sorry for any confusion this may have caused, but at the time of the posting both the first correction from Bandai Namco and the website pointed to a Vita version in the West. It seems like that’s not the case after all.