During the first 'Digimon Con' earlier today, the Digimon games producer Kazumasu Habu was queried about the possibility of the team porting, remastering, or remaking the original Digimon World game, originally released on the PlayStation in 1999.
The good news is he's "positively considering it", but he's not entirely sure how to go about it just yet, or what way would be best. Here's exactly what he had to say, courtesy of Gematsu:
“We have received many requests for a port or remake of the original Digimon World. I’m positively considering it. But at the same time, I’m also thinking about which choice—port, remaster, or remake—is better.”
“If I choose port / remaster, then I think it will be highly feasible. If you want a remake, we need to think about how many additional elements you’d need to incorporate into the game. Digimon World has a very good balance between File Island—the stage—and the Digimon that appear. If we add a new field—for example, the Folder Continent—or new Digimon, then I think we should treat it as a new product rather than a remake."
The producer finished this segment by asking fans to share their own opinions and said Bandai would "love to hear" what everyone thinks would be the best option.
“I would be grateful if you could continue to share your opinions with me. Please give us your opinions in the comments section or elsewhere. We’d love to hear from you.”
Would you like to see Digimon World return, and in what form? Leave your own thoughts down below.
The game is already on PS4, right?
I loved the original Digimon World when I was a kid. Had absolutely no idea where to go half the time without a walkthrough and rarely made it far before my Digimon would die but I had a blast regardless.
@Anti-Matter It's only on PS3 I believe. I don't think the PS4 has access to any PS1 games.
To answer the director I'd be happy with just a port. A remaster would be a dream but I think a remake would possibly break the charm of the game and would take far too long to actually come out.
A simple remaster definitely sounds more fitting. They made some sequels recently after all (one even getting a properly worldwide release on PS4), so it's not like we need the original game remade to see how the gameplay could 'digi'evolve in modern day.
That said, I hope they'll be very careful with the italian version if they go with a simple port. The original release had a bug in a dialogue that made literally impossible to complete the game.
They should remaster it but they need to put more information in game so the player can figure out the evolutions work without a guide.
Also make the Monochromon Shop minigame an actual game and not just random chance.
Ah yes please! Loved it on PS1
Despised the original Digimon World on PS1. It wasn't a game it was a Stress Simulator. Would love to see a port of the other PS1 games though and possibly the PS4 one too because that one was a drastic improvement over the original in every way.
Hope without the Bug that hinders you to complete the Game
@Anti-Matter @Kiz3000 it got a half reboot half remake that also acted like a prequel on ps4.
Was never a fan of Digimon but do have a weird kind of nostalgia for this particular game. My stepbrother had it and used to make me try and help him with it a lot.
That's nice to know but finish Digimon Survive first.
I loved the first Digimon World, but I never could venture far from the toilet.
The original digimon world is a weird, weird game but it does have charm. I think a remaster of some kind would probably be for the better to improve on some of the games' more tedious aspects.
I grew up playing Digimon World 2 and 3. I only recently played the first game a few years ago, and maaaaaan is it so different. Actually, each of the Digimon World games have completely different structures to them, but the first one is no exception. I was too scared off to get far into the game since I felt like I didn't know what I was doing (like uh... the other DW games).
With that all said, I have a lot of nostalgia (and heartache) from the DW trilogy, so I would absolutely love to see them all get a release of some kind. Even if it's a port job, the games would be such a blast to revisit on handheld mode for Switch!
@RubyCarbuncle hard disagree. You were probably just very bad at it. The game was very satisfying when you figure it out. I wouldn't call Next Order an improvement in every way either.
I genuinely hope that this happens. I love this game to pieces. One of my favorite games of all time!
Digimon World Re:Digitize seemed to have been a return to the original's roots more than Next Order. It just never got an international release.
I'd like some sort of remaster, but more in the spirit of Saga Frontier where they actually do add a little bit and tweak some of the issues with the game.
Still have a copy of the original and the holographic MetalGreymon card that came with it. I remember being confused about what I was supposed to do and never made it past the first area, but I'd like to give it another try now that it's been 22 years.
Hello ! As a digimon fan, I would really love a remake or remaster of a digimon game.
But definetly not the first one, because there is digimon world next order, which is the same but better. Digimon world next order on pc would be amazing.
OR you might think of digimon world 3, who was amazing too. (the card game was great) But I don't know how you can remake this, it was already so good. Imperfect obviously (cause of the lack of xp gains, took ages to farm levels, even more for evolutions), but great.
Digimon world 4 could be good, but again, lot of things to balance.
@Digitamamon64 You see that's where you're wrong I actually finished it fully, it just took a while a lot of learning and what have you but I was not bad at it. Please don't make silly assumptions like that just because somebody dislikes a game you like.
The other games I enjoyed a lot more this one I did not and really that's all there is to it.
@RubyCarbuncle sorry, silly assumption for a silly comment.
"It wasn't a game it was a Stress Simulator"
Just read that and thought it was a dumb statement. Have a nice day
I would love to see the game brought back as a remaster. Although I agree that the idea of a whole NEW digimon world game that keeps some of the mechanics of combat would be really cool. I love the commands and personality of the digimon that shows by how aggressively they'll activate their abilities on command. But I would 10/10 buy either one, a remake or a new DW altogether. Survive seems cool too don't get me wrong, but digimon world game mechanics were my favorite, especially DW1
@Anti-Matter Nope thats digimon world next order, similar but still different
Can I just say, I have been waiting my whole life for a remake of Digimon world on ps1, most underrated game, I had the time of my life playing it, took agers I loved just exploring and finding new Digimon to fight, people to talk to, gathering all the Digimon to the city, then training and feeding certain Digimon to get better evolves and watching the evolution got me so excited then you'd see a faint shape of the Digimon and you'd be like "what i havent seen this shape before?!" then it reveils the Digimon, next minute you've got some mad as Digimon you've never had before, best feeling. PLEASE REMAKE THIS OR AT LEAST IMPORT IT! I'd love a remake that sticks to the original but has expansions to go to more islands and find more Digimon etc. Also I spent hours fishing on this game, so relaxing and peaceful, good for money or food, man I could on for hours, oh and the tournaments were awesome!! Bro please bring this game back!!!! ))
@Omnimon152 The digimon world next order is similar to original but doesnt give the same feel and its suepr clunky, also the third person doesnt feel as good or nostalgic as the old birds eye view, just wasn't the same game...
@Dr_Lugae No way man I loved googling it and seeing what people tested and what worked, "age 8, weight 40kg, this and that hp lvl etc" gets you greymon etc that was the best tryna figure it all out! Then if you treated your pokemon like poo he'd turn into suckamon or nunemon hahaha
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