Here’s How the Online Will Work in Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory

Bandai Namco just sent out a press release detailing what to expect from Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory when it launches in early 2018. One of the big reveals was details of the role-playing game’s online play, which will allow players to participate in ranked battles. There’ll also be special events every two weeks, which feature different rules, and the ability to create a lobby that’ll hold up to eight friends.

The game’s story was also detailed. Here’s what you can expect to see:

Hackers in the Digital World are divided into groups with different objectives. Some will cooperate whilst others fight each other to destroy the dimensional barriers and invade the real world. The largest hacker group, “Zaxon”, will strongly fight to protect the Digital World. One member, Jimmy Ken, is unsatisfied with the management so decided to create his own group called “Demons”. Confusion reigns in the Digital World especially with this mysterious hacker named K who wants to chase the criminal who is hunting for your account.

Additionally, here’s the official announcement for online play:

In DIGIMON STORY: CYBER SLEUTH – HACKER’S MEMORY players will be able to battle against each other with Digimon they have trained. The Network Battle experience has also been enhanced. Rank Battle mode has pre-determined rules and rating points. Event Battle rules will change every 2 weeks. This special mode won’t affect players’ score but will reward players’ with items. In the Free Rule Battle, players will be able to create a room with its own rules and invite up to 8 friends. The coins earned from Rank and Event Battle modes can be used in the Coin Shop to purchase accessories to equip your Digimon or change the appearance of your character in the online mode.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory is set to release in early 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Vita. The PS4 version will also see a physical release.