List of Digimon video games

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Digimon
Genres Role-playing, fighting game, simulation
Developers Namco Bandai, Dimps, and others
Publishers Namco Bandai
Platforms Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, WonderSwan, WonderSwan Color, Xbox, Xbox 360
Platform of origin Sega Saturn
First release Digital Monster Ver. S: Digimon Tamers
September 23, 1998
Latest release Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
March 12, 2015

Digimon is a series of role-playing video games and other genres (such as fighting, action, and card battling) published by Namco Bandai Games (formerly Bandai). Most of the games have been developed by Namco Bandai Games, with other companies such as Griptonite Games and Dimps also developing some titles. The games have been released for a variety of home and handheld game consoles such as the PlayStation, Nintendo DS, and Bandai's own WonderSwan and WonderSwan Color. The series started in 1998 with the Japan-exclusive game Digital Monster Ver. S: Digimon Tamers for the Sega Saturn. The most recently released games are 2011's Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars Red and Blue for the Nintendo DS,[1] 2012's Digimon World Re:Digitize and 2013's Digimon Adventure, both for the PlayStation Portable.

The series revolves around the eponymous Digimon creatures and their human "Tamers", who both serve as player and non-player characters depending on the game. Gameplay focuses on battles between Digimon, with Tamers present or otherwise. The creatures can "Digivolve" back and forth between several evolutionary forms.[2] Due to a similar name, Digimon has experienced rivalry with the entirely different Pokémon series. However, it has maintained a dedicated fanbase.[3]

Role-playing games[edit]

Title Details

Original release date:[4]
  • JP September 23, 1998
Release years by system:
1998 – Sega Saturn[4]
Notes:



Original release dates:[6]
  • JP January 28, 1999
  • NA May 23, 2000
  • PAL July 6, 2001
Release years by system:
1999 – PlayStation[6]
Notes:
  • Developed by Bandai[6]
  • Digital pet and role-playing game based loosely on Bandai's Tamagotchi devices[7]
  • Sold approximately 250,000 copies in Japan by February 2000[8]



Original release date:[9]
  • JP March 25, 1999
Release years by system:
1999 – WonderSwan[9]
Notes:



Original release dates:
  • JP December 15, 1999 (Anode Tamer)[10]
  • JP January 20, 2000 (Cathode Tamer)[11]
  • HK September 18, 2001 (Anode/Cathode Tamer)[12]
Release years by system:
1999 – WonderSwan (Anode Tamer)[10]
2000 – WonderSwan (Cathode Tamer)[11]
2001 – WonderSwan Color (Anode/Cathode Tamer)[12]
Notes:
  • Developed by Bandai (Anode Tamer and Cathode Tamer)[10][11] and SIMS Co., Ltd. (Anode/Cathode Tamer)[12]
  • Anode/Cathode Tamer is a Hong Kong-exclusive compilation of the Japan-exclusive Anode Tamer and Cathode Tamer[12]


Pocket Digimon World

Original release date:[13]
  • JP June 29, 2000
Release years by system:
2000 – PlayStation[13]
Notes:
  • Developed by Bandai[13]
  • Sold 62,746 copies in Japan by July 2000[14]



Original release dates:[15]
  • JP July 27, 2000
  • NA May 19, 2001
Release years by system:
2000 – PlayStation[15]
Notes:
  • Developed by Bandai[15]
  • Dungeon crawling-based role-playing game in which the player traverses the Digital World on a "Digi-Beetle" and catches wild Digimon[16]
  • Sold 126,444 copies in Japan by September 2000[17]



Original release date:[18]
  • JP August 3, 2000
Release years by system:
2000 – WonderSwan[18]
Notes:
  • Developed by Bandai[18]
  • Sold 34,142 copies in Japan in its first three weeks of release[19]


Pocket Digimon World: Wind Battle Disc

Original release date:[20]
  • JP October 26, 2000
Release years by system:
2001 – PlayStation[20]
Notes:
  • Developed by Bandai[20]
  • Sold 8,892 copies in Japan in the first week of its release[21]


Digimon Adventure 02: D1 Tamers

Original release date:[22]
  • JP December 9, 2000
Release years by system:
2000 – WonderSwan Color[22]
Notes:
  • Developed by Bandai[22]
  • Sold 14,459 copies in Japan in its first day of release[23]


Pocket Digimon World: Cool & Nature Battle Disc

Original release date:[24]
  • JP February 22, 2001
Release years by system:
2001 – PlayStation[24]
Notes:
  • Developed by Bandai[24]
  • Sold 5,022 copies in Japan in its first week of release[25]


Digimon Tamers: Pocket Culumon

Original release date:[26]
  • JP May 17, 2001
Release years by system:
2001 – PlayStation[26]
Notes:
  • Developed by Bandai[26]
  • Sold 3,821 copies in Japan in its first week of release[27]


Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley

Original release date:[28]
  • JP July 12, 2001
Release years by system:
2001 – WonderSwan Color[28]
Notes:


Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamers

Original release date:[30]
  • JP December 29, 2001
Release years by system:
2001 – WonderSwan Color[30]
Notes:
  • Developed by Bandai[31]



Original release dates:[32]
  • NA June 5, 2002
  • JP July 4, 2002
  • PAL November 29, 2002
Release years by system:
2002 – PlayStation[32]
Notes:



Original release dates:[34]
  • JP January 6, 2005
  • NA June 2, 2005
  • PAL September 2, 2005
Release years by system:
2005 – Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox[34]
Notes:



Original release dates:[37]
  • JP June 15, 2006
  • NA November 7, 2006
Release years by system:
2006 – Nintendo DS[37]
Notes:
  • Developed by Namco Bandai Games[37]
  • Plot follows a boy or girl who is absorbed through a computer into the Digital World while researching Digimon online[38]
  • Allows players to manage Digimon outside the party on "Digi-Farm" locations in which the creatures gain experience and relieve stress[38]
  • Features an isometric viewpoint[38]
  • Titled Digimon Story in Japan[37]



Original release dates:[39]
  • JP November 30, 2006
  • NA September 18, 2007
Release years by system:
2006 – PlayStation 2[39]
Notes:
  • Developed by BEC Co., Ltd[39]
  • Role-playing game that serves as a tie-in to the Digimon Data Squad anime[40]
  • Uses a cel-shaded graphical style to capture the anime's aesthetic. Also contains polygonal and pixelated elements to create the atmosphere of a digital world in which the characters are trapped[41]
  • Titled Digimon Savers: Another Mission in Japan[39]



Original release dates:[42][43]
  • JP March 29, 2007
  • NA September 18, 2007
Release years by system:
2007 – Nintendo DS[42][43]
Notes:
  • Developed by Namco Bandai Games[42][43]
  • Dungeon crawling-based role-playing games created as sequels to Digimon World DS[44]
  • Plots maintain that a virus has entered the Digital World and disrupted connections between areas, turning Digimon into Digi-Eggs[44]
  • Feature isometric viewpoints[44]
  • Respectively titled Digimon Story Sunburst and Digimon Story Moonlight in Japan[42][43]



Original release dates:[45]
  • JP February 14, 2008
  • NA August 26, 2008
  • SK November 27, 2008
Release years by system:
2008 – Nintendo DS[45]
Notes:



Original release date:[47]
  • JP July 1, 2010
Release years by system:
2010 – Nintendo DS[47]
Notes:
  • Developed by Namco Bandai Games[47]
  • Sold 36,105 copies in its first week[48]


Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars Red
Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars Blue

Original release date:[1]
  • JP March 3, 2011
Release years by system:
2011 – Nintendo DS[1]
Notes:
  • Developed by Namco Bandai Games[1]
  • Sold 35,752 copies in its first four days of release[49]
  • Based on the Digimon Xros Wars anime series



Original release date:[50]
  • JP July 19, 2012
Release years by system:
2012 – PlayStation Portable
Notes:



Original release date:[51][52]
  • JP January 17, 2013
Release years by system:
2013 – PlayStation Portable
Notes:



Original release date:[53]
  • JP June 27, 2013
Release years by system:
2013 – Nintendo 3DS
Notes:



Original release dates:
  • JP March 12, 2015
  • NA 2016
  • EU 2016
Release years by system:
2015 – PlayStation Vita


Fighting games[edit]

Title Details

Original release dates:
Release years by system:
2001 – WonderSwan Color[54]
2003 – Game Boy Advance[55]
Notes:
  • Developed by Dimps[55]
  • Plot holds that an "unknown Digimon" is born at the corner of the Digital World and begins to terrorize that world as well as a fictional version of Earth. The Digimon and Tamers from both worlds band together to fight it[56]
  • Release on the Game Boy Advance solidified the demise of Bandai's own WonderSwan Color.[57]
  • Titled Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit in Japan[54]
  • Sold 25,296 copies in Japan in its first two weeks of release[58]



Original release dates:[59]
  • JP December 6, 2001
  • NA February 24, 2002
  • PAL 2002
Release years by system:
2001 – PlayStation[59]
Notes:



Original release date:[61]
  • JP April 27, 2002
Release years by system:
2002 – WonderSwan Color[61]
Notes:
  • Developed by Bandai[61]



Original release dates:
Release years by system:
2002 – WonderSwan Color[62]
2003 – Game Boy Advance[63]
Notes:
  • Developed by Dimps[63]
  • Characters are drawn from the Digimon Frontier season of the anime[57]
  • Titled Battle Spirits: Digimon Frontier in Japan[62]



Original release dates:[64]
  • JP July 29, 2004
  • NA September 6, 2004
  • PAL October 15, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 – Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox[64]
Notes:
  • Developed by Black Ship Games[64]
  • Sequel to Digimon Rumble Arena with increased interactivity in the environments[65]
  • Titled Digimon Battle Chronicle in Japan[64]



Original release date(s):
  • NA November 11, 2014
  • PAL November 14, 2014
Release years by system:
2014 – PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Notes:


Spin-offs[edit]

Title Details

Original release dates:[66]
  • JP December 22, 2000
  • NA June 28, 2001
  • PAL July 2002
Release years by system:
2000 – PlayStation[66]
Notes:


Digimon Park

Original release date:[69]
  • JP July 26, 2001
Release years by system:
2001 – PlayStation[69]
Notes:


Digimon Card Game Ver. WS

Original release date:[71]
  • JP March 16, 2002
Release years by system:
2002 – WonderSwan Color[71]
Notes:
  • Developed by Bandai[71]
  • Card battling game based on the official trading card game[71]



Original release dates:
Release years by system:
2003 – Microsoft Windows[72]
Notes:
  • Developed by Digitalic Co., Ltd.[74]
  • Free online-based MMORPG with a plot drawn from the Digimon Tamers canon. Players control Tamers attempting to save Earth from evil Digimon[75]
  • Contains approximately 352 species of Digimon[72]
  • Published in the People's Republic of China by CDC Games[73]
  • Released in North America by WeMade Entertainment as Digimon Battle[75]
  • Has over 3 million subscribers[72]



Original release dates:[76]
  • JP April 1, 2004
  • PAL April 30, 2004
  • NA September 13, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 – Game Boy Advance[76]
Notes:



Original release date:[79]
  • SK July 27, 2009
Release years by system:
2009 – Microsoft Windows[79]
Notes:
  • Developed by WeMade Entertainment[80]
  • Free online-based MMORPG[80]


See also[edit]

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