Digimon has always been one of my favorite shows, especially with its more elaborate stories and cool as hell art style. I truly found my love for the series in Season 3, which had a distinctively darker tone that really captured some interesting dynamics with its characters. Most are into the awesome monsters, which means a Pokemon-like RPG only makes sense. While there have been some awesome games over the years, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth on PS4 and Vita set a new standard with addictive combat and stylish visuals, almost emulating a Persona game. Thus, a sequel to this oddly successful title only makes sense, which brings us to the next entry. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory has dropped a new teaser trailer and it looks pretty damn cool.
This new game is headed to PS4 AND Vita early next year, which is awesome considering that the Vita is suspected to be left dead in the water any time soon. Sony really should look into supporting this little handheld that could. . . Thankfully, Bandai Namco must realize just how cool it was to have this game on the go, especially considering that players could send their save file to their PS4 for continued play. Sure the Vita version didn’t look as good graphically, but it still played well enough and is where I own that first game.
I expect this next entry will be more of what we loved in the first. Judging by how much emphasis was put on the main character during the trailer, this seems to be a much more character driven story that might touch more on the ethics of hacking. Hacker’s Memory has quite the potential to touch on some deeper topics, much like that third season of the show I enjoyed so much. I would love to see a darker approach to the series again and this style of game is kind of perfect for that.
Either way, we can jump back into collecting Digimon and evolving them into absurdly powerful entities early next year. Until then, I may just have to go finish the original. Keep an eye out for more information for Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory at E3 and as the game develops.
Now, if only Bandai Namco could give us digital ports of the old Digimon World games. I have tried and tried to find a working copy of Digimon World 3 and would just love a more permanent option.