Friday, December 2, 2022

Digimon World: Next Order Coming to Switch in 2023

After the highly anticipated — but universally disappointing — Digimon Survive, it’s totally normal to feel a little apprehensive about another Digimon game coming to the Nintendo Switch, but Digimon World: Next Order might be worth your time, especially if you’re into RPGs.

Bandai Namco originally released Digimon World: Next Order back in 2016 for the PlayStation Vita. But because the game was a Japanese exclusive, Western gamers didn’t get their hands on it until it was later ported to the PlayStation 4 in 2017 as Digimon World: Next Order International Edition.

For players who were disappointed in Digimon Survive‘s visual novel format, Digimon World: Next Order will make them feel much more at home. Digimon World is a turn-based, monster-raising RPG that puts you in the shoes of a hero who, along with his two partner Digimon creatures, has to save the world from a virus.

Here’s the gameplay trailer from the PlayStation 4 version of Digimon World: Next Order.

As a trainer — err, I mean, an owner — you can interact with your Digimon to help build your relationship with them. Unlike the other monster-collecting game you’re thinking of right now, Digimon World lets you give your monsters a little tough love by scolding them.

While Bandai Namco hasn’t confirmed the release date for regions outside of Japan, it will be arriving for Nintendo Switch on February 22 in Japan.

Justin McGee
Justin McGee
Lifelong Nintendo fan. Follow me on Twitter @PuffyRedShirt

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