Digimon Survive Not Delayed, Still on Track for 2020 Release

Despite a recent report from the Japanese publication Weekly Famitsu Magazine, Digimon Survive will still be launching in 2020.

April 25, 2020

Recently there have been reports of Digimon Survive being delayed indefinitely, due to the Japanese publication Weekly Famitsu Magazine reporting that the release date estimate for the title had been switched to “unspecified.”

But according to Gematsu, an official statement they received from a Bandai Namco representative cleared up the misunderstanding. They clarified that “the switch from 2020 to TBA is a typo on Famitsu’s side” and that Digimon Survive is still slated for a 2020 release.

The most recent update introduced Kaito Shinonome and his partner Dracumon. In a past update, two other characters made their debut along with a well of info concerning the Free Action mechanic. There were other screenshots of the world and another character revealed before then. Bandai Namco also released a developer diary starring producers Habu Kzaumasa and Tsuzuki Katsuaki as they dug deep into the past, present, and future of Digimon video games. And of course this means they touched on Digimon Survive as well.


During the video Kazumasa delved into how the team is trying to build to something that will cater to both the hardcore and casual audiences. To do this, the team mashed up elements of old school tactical RPGs and adventure games. The devs hope this combo of gameplay styles will make the game more accessible for everyone.

Katsuaki also talked about the two different parts of Digimon Survive’s gameplay. The first, which he calls the “drama part,” is akin to a text adventure. You’ll be given a number of options and your choices will influence the story. The “battle part” is a standard tactical RPG; however, choices you make in the “drama part” will influence various conditions in these battles. You can also digivolve your Digimon during battle. This lets you open up opportunities to exploit your opponent’s weaknesses and finish them off in quick order.

Check out some battle and story gameplay here, and some beautiful high quality screenshots here and hereDigimon Survive will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One sometime in 2020.

Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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