Last weekend, during the "Future of Digimon" panel at the 2019 Anime Expo, Bandai Namco revealed the adventure-tactical RPG Digimon Survive had been delayed until next year.
A few days on, producer Kazumasa Habu has now taken to Twitter, to explain why the game was delayed for the Switch and multiple other platforms. Here's a translation, courtesy of Siliconera:
"Regarding Survive, the planned release date has been changed to 2020 because of a reorganization of our game development structure. Sorry to keep you waiting. Once again, I feel deeply the hardships of game development… We will continue to develop the game in order to make it a good product, so please look forward to it."
On the subject of the newly announced Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition – arriving on the Switch this October, the producer said the DLC from the original PlayStation 4 and Vita releases would be included in the new base version. He also mentioned how certain designs in the game had changed, due to contractual reasons:
“The Switch version of Hacker’s Memory is basically the same as the PS4 and Vita versions. The only difference is that DLC that were released later on are available in the base game, and that some of the billboards in game have changed designs due to contractual reasons. Please look forward to the game.”
Were you looking forward to playing Digimon Survive this year? Does Cyber Sleuth make up for it? Leave a comment below.