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What Type of Game is Digimon Survive?

Digimon Survive was released July 29, 2022.
Digimon Survive was released July 29, 2022. / Image courtesy of Bandai Namco Entertainment

Wondering what type of game Digimon Survive is? We've got you covered.

With a Japanese media franchise such a Digimon, one that has captivated the hearts of its fanbase since 1997 through virtual pet toys, anime, manga, video games, films and a trading card game, it's perhaps no surprise that its newest game generating some major buzz on its big day. Here's a breakdown of what type of game Digimon Survive is.

Spearheaded by the efforts of developer HYDE and publisher Bandai Namco, Digimon Survive is a single-player, visual novel tactical RPG hybrid with characters designed by Uichi Ukumo and music by the much-acclaimed Tomoki Miyoshi.

Digimon Survive is a Single-Player, Visual Novel Tactical RPG Hybrid

As its name implies, the game invites players to step into the shoes of protagonist Takuma Momozuka, who, along with his friends, got lost on school trip and was somehow transported to a mysterious world filled with dangerous monsters.

The "potentially grim" choices players make are said to be able to heavily influence the direction of the "dark" story, including the Digimons' digivolution process, different paths, multiple endings and what characters are killed — hence the T (Teen) rating.

In addition to the storytelling, Digimon Survive is said to have a focus on turn-based combat, as well as free time sections, a friendship affinity system and more.

The RPG is set in a 3D world, however, battles in the game are fought in 2D in a more classic SRPG style.

Initially announced in a July 2018 issue of the Japanese magazine V Jump, Digimon Survive's release does come three years later than originally planned.

Thankfully, however, it is available worldwide as of July 29, 2022 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC (via Steam).