Digimon World Re:Digitize

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Digimon World Re:Digitize
Digimon World ReDigitize boxart.jpg
Japanese cover art
Developer(s) Tri-Crescendo[1]
Publisher(s) Namco Bandai Games
Series Digimon
Platform(s) PlayStation Portable, Nintendo 3DS
Release date(s) July 19, 2012 (PSP) [2]
June 27, 2013 (3DS)
Genre(s) Role-playing, digital pet
Distribution UMD, Download, Nintendo game card

Digimon World Re:Digitize (デジモンワールド リ:デジタイズ?) is a 2012 video game for the PlayStation Portable developed by Tri-Crescendo and published by Namco Bandai Games. The character designs for the game are being created by Suzuhito Yasuda, who has also done character designs for Durarara!! and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor.[3] It was released on July 19, 2012.[4] The game play is reported to be similar to the original Digimon World game.[5]

An enhanced port was released for the Nintendo 3DS on the 27th June 2013 under the title Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode.[6][7]

Gameplay[edit]

In Re:digitize game play centered around a 16-year-old male protagonist that gets transported to the digital world of Digimon, which in his universe is merely an online game; similar in concept to Digimon World.[8] Players raise the digimon through stages of growth that determine his personality.[9] In Re: Digitize, the Digimon goes through five stages of growth: In-Training, Rookie, Champion, Ultimate and Mega. Digimon evolve over time by gaining stats and other factors. Multiple partners are possible. Shops and the Meat farm will return (run by Digimon). Digimon can get hungry, sick, injured or die and need care to recover.

Characters[edit]

Character Description
Taiga The main protagonist of the game. His digimon-partner is Agumon CV:Ryoko Shiraishi
Nicolai Petrov Taiga's best friend. His father works in GIGO company. His digimon-partner is Gaomon CV:Satoshi Hino
Akiho Rindo A mysterious girl that follows Taiga around. Her digimon-partner is Biyomon. CV: Satomi Satou
Mikagura Mirei The girl who sends an email to the Digital World. Her digimon-partners are Angewomon and Lady Devimon. CV: Miyuki Sawashiro
Yuya Kuga The heir of GIGO company. His digimon-partner is Black War Greymon-X. CV: Yuki Kaida
Rina Shinomiya A new tamer who only appears in Decode. Her digimon-partner is Veemon CV: Haruka Tomatsu
Lili Her full name is Emilie de Rochefort. She is a guest character from the Tekken series. CV: Ami Koshimizu
Taichi Yagami His first appearance was in Digimon Adventure. He will appear during the wireless battles.
Sora Takenouchi Her first appearance was in Digimon Adventure. She will appear during the wireless battles.
Yamato Ishida His first appearance was in Digimon Adventure. He will appear during the wireless battles.
Takato Matsuda His first appearance was in Digimon Tamers. He will appear during the wireless battles.

Development[edit]

Re:Digitize is the first Digimon game for the PlayStation Portable.[10] The original premise of Re:Digitize was to call back to the first Digimon World game; unlike the sequels.[11]

Marketing[edit]

Two trailers were released for Re: Digitize; a teaser trailer and a second trailer.[12][13] Namco-Bandai will release limited copies that include a code to unlock a rare Digimon for the GREE game: Digimon Collectors.[14]

Manga[edit]

During June 2012, Kouhei Fujino was expected to write a manga in the V Jump magazine.[15]

In April 2013, he wrote another manga named Digimon World Re:Digitize Encode, a retelling of the game's story.

Localization[edit]

Operation Decode is a petition for bringing the 3DS version to Europe and North America.[16]

An upcoming localization patch will allow people to play the Japanese game with fully translated English text. A release date has not been announced. According to the following source, the project is nearing completion as of December 2014.[17]

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