Digimon World Championship (デジモンチャンピオンシップ Dejimon Chanpionshippu, lit. Digimon Championship) is a life simulation video game for the Nintendo DS developed by Epics and published by Bandai Namco Games as part of the Digimon franchise. It was released in Japan in February 2008 and North America in August 2008. Despite its localized name, it is not official part of the Digimon World sub-series of role-playing games, but instead revolves around the player raising, feeding, and caring for their Digimon as they take part in various activities and learn to battle.
Multiple Digimon engage in a battle. The creature named "Vals" is being attacked.
It varies from other Digimon DS games in that the player does not give commands in a fight but the Digimon choose their attacks themselves. It also requires that the player feeds and looks after their Digimon, also having to heal, cure, and clean up after them, much like the older Digimon games. This is also the first Digimon game to include the Dracomon line of Digimon, featuring Petitmon, Babydmon, Dracomon, Coredramon (Air), Coredramon (Ground), Wingdramon, Groundramon, Slayerdramon, and Breakdramon. The starting Digimon is Botamon.
IGN staff writer Lucas M. Thomas listed the game as one of the "tears" on his "Cheers & Tears" list of DS fighting games. He bemoaned the confusing nature of the Digivolution mechanic, adding that the Pokémon series offered a more straightforward approach to evolution.