Bandai Namco has shared new details and screenshots for Digimon World: Next Order, introducing Digimon Xros Wars partner Digimon Shoutmon and Gumdramon, Digimon World Re:Digitize‘s Mirei Mikagura, enemy digimon Kuzuhamon and Samudramon, the various districts of the starting town, multiplayer battles, and a post-game dungeon.
Get the details below.
■ Shoutmon and Gumdramon
From Digimon Xros Wars, both Shoutmon and Gumdramon will appear in the game as partner Digimon. And as confirmed this morning, so will their highest forms, Arresterdramon and OmniShoutmon.
Shoutmon is a ferocious Digimon with extremely high aggressiveness due to its hot-blooded enthusiasm. However, it is friendly towards its comrades, and its friendship with other Digimon, surpassing species, can be deepened even further if they are recognized by Shoutmon. There is a unique feature to Shoutmon’s singing that converts its passion to energy, and since Shoutmon won’t give up fighting unless its passion disappears, this is the reason Shoutmon is said to be a ferocious Digimon with high aggressiveness. On one hand it seems ferocious, but on the other it is said to love music and songs, and it likes to hum songs with natural sounding background music like the sound of the wind, raindrops, the murmuring of a river, or the stirring of leaves on a tree. Because it can often become too enthusiastic in its song, accidentally letting off its “Soul Crusher” even though there aren’t any enemies, it’s probably safest to leave the spot at once if Shoutmon starts singing, so that it doesn’t notice you. Shoutmon itself is said to have the mysterious trait of always having its MacField-brand mic in its possession, and a Shoutmon without the mic is not really a Shoutmon. It is said that a Shoutmon that has completely lost its mic will rapidly lose power from the shock of not being a Shoutmon anymore, and before long it will have wasted away.
Gumdramon is possesses a flexible tail hammer that can extend anywhere. Its body is also very soft and elastic, and it moves around dynamically using its whole body like a spring. It is also able to fly at its running speed with its tiny wings. Its personality is very mischievous, so it’s a showoff. In order to attract attention, it dives right in the middle of any kind of dangerous situation and rages around, not stopping until it stands out from everyone. Its potential is concealing its considerable, unfathomable power, but is inhibited by the kinkoji it wears on its tail. Its special move is “Fire Vortex,” which strikes a single blow with its tail hammer while performing continuous forward somersaults at high speed to generate flames.
■ Mirei Mikagura (voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro)
A woman who watches the world. During a digitizing experiment gone wrong, some of her data was damaged and she was whisked to the Digital World. She stays in a special information space and has the power (administrative privileges) to come and go along the parallel world.
■ Kuzuhamon and Samudramon
Kuzahamon (voiced by Megumi Han)
One of the formidable foes that stands before the protagonist and friends. Kuzahamon is a powerful Digimon who questions the state of the Digital World and takes part in Shoma’s plan. Kuzahamon is level and calm, and works together with Samudramon, but often slightly bumps heads with him on their different ways of thinking.
Samudramon (voiced by Hiroaki Miura)
One of the formidable foes that stands before the protagonist and friends. Samudramon is a combat species Digimon who seeks the truth. He holds pride in his own strength, and continues to vigorously seek power and combat. With the desire to battle someone strong and to fight the ultimate Digimon, he travels with Shoma. Single-mindedly pursuing power is all that he lives for.
■ Starting Town
Here’s a whole look at the starting town, known as “Frontier.” At first the town is just the plaza, but as you develop and establish various facilities, more areas will unlock.
The central area where you’ll find Jijimon’s house, the construction shop, etc.
The commercial area where you’ll find item shops, restaurants, the hospital, etc.
The area spread with cultivated fields. Fields expand with development, as does the amount of food supply.
The entertainment area where you’ll find the coliseum, fish pond, etc. Relax and fish, or take on challenging enemies in the coliseum.
An area where you’ll find the research institution, training area, evolution dojo, etc. You can learn evolution hints at the evolution dojo.
Different Dimension District
A mysterious area where there’s a dimensional transmission device.
■ Multiplayer Battles
You can download other players’ data from the network server and use the partners you’ve trained to battle.
■ Post-Game Dungeon
After clearing the story, you’ll unlock the EX dungeon “Different Dimension Dungeon.” Gather your best partners and challenge this super high difficulty dungeon.
Digimon Word: Next Order will launch for PS Vita in Japan on March 17.
View the screenshots at the gallery.