Contrary to a recent report, Digimon Survive is not delayed and it is still on track for its original 2020 release, the game’s publisher confirmed.
Fans of the Japanese RPG game Digimon Survive were perplexed when a recent report surfaced claiming that the release date of the game will be delayed. Bandai Namco, the game’s publisher, dismissed the report claiming that the game is still on schedule.
The supposed delay was first reported by Famitsu. It was immediately picked up by a number of blogs, forums, and social media platforms. This caused confusion and disappointment from fans of the well-loved series.
Game is still on schedule
The confusion started when Japanese video game magazine Famitsu changed Digimon Survive’s release date from “2020” to “TBA.” Fans were quick to respond to the change, and some have mistakenly interpreted this as the game being delay.
The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu has a change in release date for Digimon Survive from "2020" to "TBA."
— Gematsu (@gematsucom) April 22, 2020
Bandai Namco was quick to reassure fans that the game was indeed still on schedule, and that it will be released as was originally intended. The publisher added that it was a “typo error” on Famitsu’s side that caused all the confusion.
Game’s being delayed for a couple of weeks are not uncommon in the video game industry. As for Digimon Survive, this is not the first time the game’s release date was pushed back.
Digimon Survive was originally slated for a 2019 release. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, Bandai Namco decided to push its release this year.
While the supposed delay did not surprise some fans, it seems that the game will finally see the light of day. Bandai Namco has yet to confirm the official release date, but Digimon Survive will be released to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch platforms later this year.
A new addition to the franchise
Digimon Survive was first announced in July 2018. This means that the game might have been in early development months before the official announcement.
Digimon Survive will be the latest addition to a successful franchise. The game is a survival strategy RPG and puts players on the shoes of a Japanese teenager trapped in a different world populated by Digimons.
What separates Digimon Survive from other games in the franchise is its aura. The game’s developer, Witchcraft, touted a darker take on a game known for its colorful and vibrant environment.
Some fans noted that the shift into a darker narrative is a welcome change. The upcoming Digimon Survive game will also mark the franchise’s 20th anniversary.
Check out the game’s trailer below.
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