Available through retail and digital stores on PlayStation 4, and digital only on PlayStation Vita, Bandai Namco announced today that Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is coming to North America and South America on February 2, 2016.
If you pre-order Cyber Sleuth for PS4 at a retailer, you’ll receive these bonuses:
- Black color variant for Agumon and Gabumon
- Two new Digimon exclusive to the Western release of the game: Beezlebumon (Blast Mode) and Cherubimon
- Agumon “Tachi Yagami” Costume Set
- Agumon male and female “Hero” Costume Set
- Useful Item Set: Hunter USB, Full Revive x2 (can revive all fainted Digimons 100% HP), Brave Point C x3 (Giving one Digimon +10,000 EXP)
Speaking with Gematsu at New York Comic Con, Producer Kazumasa Habu talked about the decision to have Terriermon, Palmon, and Hagurumon as the starter Digmon, rather than other Digimon like Aguman or Gabumon:
We picked those three Digimon as the default monsters is that we have set three types of Digimon. The three types are Data, Vaccine, and Virus. During battles, the three types of Digimon have their own characteristics. For example, you have to use Data types to defeat Vaccine types, and those kinds of things. So we figured that using three different types of Digimon as the default was the best idea.
Another thing is that we’ve had Agumon and Gabumon as the main Digimon in many previous games, and they’re already beloved by many people. So instead of using them as the default Digimon, we wanted them to be more like the other characters, main characters in the story. And if you really want Agumon and Gabumon on your team, you can just try your best to encounter them by luck or by effort.
Cyber Sleuth also includes a New Game Plus mode, where players “can maintain the data for the customized Digimon they obtained in the first playthrough” for a second playthrough.
Touching on the decision to bring Cyber Sleuth to both PS4 and PS Vita (it’s only available for PS Vita in Japan), Habu said, “This time, we announced the PlayStation 4 physical version because we think PlayStation 4 has a lot of players in North America and Europe, so that’s why we added it as one of the platforms.”
A European release on PS4 and PS Vita is still scheduled for 2016.