Bandai Namco has revealed the key visual for Digimon ReArise, as well as an original new Digimon set to appear in the upcoming smartphone game.
The key visual is illustrated by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru, who has previously done character designs for Digimon anime such as Digimon Adventure. Alongside human characters, it features Digimon Elecmon, Salamon, Agumon, Dorumon, Kudamon, and the original new Digimon Erismon.
Erismon is described as the key to the story of Digimon ReArise. His special attack is “Lightning Fur,” which shoots light-covered needle hairs at the enemy.
Bandai Namco also announced that the theme song for Digimon ReArise will be performed by Japanese rock band Straightener, which like Digimon is also celebrating its 20th anniversary. The theme song will debut in March with the release of the game’s opening movie.
Digimon ReArise mixes new characters illustrated by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru with familiar Digimon as they face against “Spiral,” a mysterious power that suddenly appears. The development team describes it as both “the adventure story of tamers and their Digimon,” and “looking after and training Digimon at any time.” It will launch in Japan in 2018.
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