Digimon Story Lost Evolution

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Digimon Story Lost Evolution
Digimon Story Lost Evolution.jpg
Developer(s) Bandai Namco Games
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco Games
Series Digimon
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
  • JP July 1, 2010
Genre(s) Role-playing, simulation
Mode(s) Single-player

Digimon Story: Lost Evolution (Japanese: デジモンストーリー ロストエボリューション Hepburn: Dejimon Sutōrī Rosuto Eboryūshon?) is a role-playing video game published by Bandai Namco Games for the Nintendo DS. It is the fifth Digimon game for the handheld, and the third game in the Digimon Story sub-series. The title was released exclusively in Japan on July 1, 2010, and features 314 unique Digimon species.

Plot[edit]

Players assume the role of either Shu (シュウ?) or Kizuna (キズナ?), male and female Japanese fifth-graders respectively, who have just moved to a new district.[1] After witnessing a luminous object falling into the mountains during a fireworks ceremony, they are transported to the Digital World, where they meet their Digimon partners. They are joined by classmates Hiroyuki (ヒロユキ?), a curious troublemaker, and Asuka (アスカ?), a caring, older-sister type, along with Hiroyuki's second-grade younger sister Yui (ユイ?) and her friend, a first-grader named Takuto (タクト?).[2] Together, they must aid their Digimon companions while thwarting a group of villains named Uno, Dos, and Tres.[3]

Development[edit]

In November 2009, Bandai Namco Games launched a teaser website with a countdown to the reveal of a new title referred to only as "RPG_LOST" and "The RPG that will return".[4] On November 20, the timer reached zero and officially revealed Digimon Story: Lost Evolution, along with a release date set for the following year.[5] The game received a final release date the following April, along with an official website that revealed additional content as visitors completed minigames.[6]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review score
Publication Score
Famitsu 30/40[7]

Digimon Story: Lost Evolution received a 30 out of 40 total score in Japanese Weekly Famitsu magazine, based on individual reviews of 8, 8, 7, and 7.[8] The game debuted as the 5th-highest selling title of its debut week, selling 42,153 copies.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "主人公" [Heroes] (in Japanese). Bandai Namco Games. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ "仲間キャラクター" [Other Characters] (in Japanese). Bandai Namco Games. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ "お邪魔キャラクター" [Antagonist Characters] (in Japanese). Bandai Namco Games. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ Spencer (November 18, 2009). ""The RPG That Will Return" Is… Digimon Story: Lost Evolution?". Siliconera. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ Spencer (November 20, 2009). "Yep, Namco’s Countdown Clock Was For Digimon Story: Lost Evolution". Siliconera. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  6. ^ Laura (April 11, 2010). "Digimon Story: Lost Evolution Returns To Its Roots". Siliconera. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  7. ^ "デジモンストーリー ロストエボリューション まとめ [DS]" [Digimon Story Lost Evolution [DS]] (in Japanese). Famitsu. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  8. ^ "New Games Cross Review". Weekly Famitsu (in Japanese) (Enterbrain, Inc.) (1125). 
  9. ^ "Japanese Software Charts: Inazuma Eleven Top of the League". Sprong. July 9, 2010. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 

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