In a string of updates we received from Bandai Namco, it seems there was a bit of confusing on their PR’s part. We received not one, not two, but three different updates regarding Digimon World: Next Order and what systems it will be releasing on when it reaches North America. Previously we were told that the title would be available on both the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, however, that isn’t the case. Bandai Namco has reached out to us and updated the announcement, stating that Digimon World: Next Order will be available only for the PlayStation 4, in both a retail boxed and digital edition only.
See the updated announcement for Digimon World: Next Order, below:
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. the premier publisher of anime videogames today announces Digimon World: Next Order is coming to the Americas exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system in both digital and boxed-retail versions. Digimon World: Next Order is scheduled to launch in the Americas in early 2017.
Digimon World: Next Order begins when players are sucked into the Digital World to discover it is under siege by Machinedramons. Rescued by two Digimon from impending doom, players must forge forward with their Digimon partners and journey through the Digital World to discover the origins of the Machinedramon scourge and find a way back to the real world. Along the way, players will nurture and train their Digimon partners for battle as they progress through the game. Digimon World: Next Order contains over 200 Digimon for players to meet, recruit, and interact with throughout their adventure. Digimon World: Next Order will also give players the choice of playing as either a male or female protagonist and enable players to explore the Digital World with two Digimon partners for the first time in franchise history. The key to finding a way back to the real world and stopping the Digital World from total destruction at the hands of Machinedramons will lie in building strong bonds and providing effective training for each Digimon.
“The Digimon franchise is enjoying a resurgence in popularity and we’re excited to deliver a new Digimon adventure to fans; fueling the flames of their enthusiasm.” said Jason Enos, Director of Brand & Latin America Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “With Digimon World: Next Order we’re taking the concept of raising and nurturing Digimon to a new level. Only the best and most diligent Digimon Tamers will be able to save the Digital World from its eminent destruction.”
Digimon World: Next Order is currently rated “RP” for Rating Pending by the ESRB. The game will be coming to the Americas exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system in early 2017 in both digital and boxed-retail versions.
So there you have it, no PS Vita version of Digimon World: Next Order for North America. I really hope that those PS Vita owners aren’t too upset over this, especially since they were misinformed originally.