Digimon Survive Introducing More Characters In Opening Animation

But where are the Digimon?

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Bandai Namco has released the anime-looking opening to Digimon Survive--which is embedded below. The Digimon RPG is scheduled to release in 2020, having been delayed from its initial summer 2019 launch.

The opening animation introduces all of the major human characters for Digimon Survive, including protagonists Takuma, Aoi, and Minoru. The three are prepped to go on a trip with the rest of their class, which is composed of several other school stereotypes such as a beautiful girl who's always on her cellphone and a delinquent-looking boy who's just misunderstood. The class is headed to some ruins, though mysterious earthquakes in the area have caused several students to voice concern over whether it's safe.

As the class gets ready to leave, several mysterious supernatural phenomena begin to pop up: an elderly man is surrounded by monstrous creatures, a trouble-making girl encounters snow in the midst of spring, and Takuma notices a ghost-like girl watching him from the window of his classroom. As the students leave, the ghost girl starts singing, the classroom begins to decay become overrun with vegetation, and we see the girl stroking the head of a sleeping child.

Digimon Survive is a survival strategy RPG that also incorporates visual novel elements. The game stars the aforementioned Takuma, Aoi, and Minoru who wander into a strange world and become partnered with Agumon, Labramon, and Falcomon respectively. Taking inspiration from the original Digimon Adventure anime, Survive has you shape the emotional and mental evolution of Takuma, Aoi, and Minoru, which in turn affects how Agumon, Labramon, and Falcomon digivolve. Survive also revisits the concept of what a Digimon is that was first conceived by Digimon Adventure director Hiroyuki Kakudō--that they've always been a part of human history and mistakenly identified as shikigami, yokai, or demons in the past.

Digimon Survive is scheduled to launch for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

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It's heartwarming to see them make a game that is heavily inspired by the classic Digimon anime, but I wish that for once we could just get a game adaption of Digimon Adventures 01, 02 and Tri.

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Pretty excited for this one. Probably going to build a team of the season one Digimon, if possible.

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@lionheartssj1: ah nice idea

Avatar image for James_xeno

I'm always open for more digimon.. and from the sound of it, this game may actually be really good.

Avatar image for jenovaschilld

Yeah the original Digimon cartoons, were so sweet. I cried during the ending, and when it ended. So young, when i watched them.

Well it was in college, but whatever!!!

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Indeed they were.. A lot of memories that series brings back.. much better times.

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I've always been sad that Digimon nvr took off as well as Pokemon did. Story-wise, Digimon is far superior. I guess Pokemon's success is attributed to Gamefreak's wildly successful GameBoy games. Digimon unfortunately nvr managed to churn out a game as fun as Pokemon.

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I'm pleased to see Digimon in 2019.