The latest issue of Japanese magazine V-Jump presents the first details on Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory, a new RPG in the series that expands the world of the original Cyber Sleuth. The game features a brand new story that happens alongside the events of the original title, and will release this year for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
Hacker’s Memory will present an entirely new protagonist called Amazawa Keisuke, a young man who got blamed for a crime he didn’t commit, which made him jump into the hacker world. The story will take place cronologically at the same time of the events of the first game, so there both entries might connect at some point.
And it’s not just the setting that both games will share; Hackers Memory will keep the gameplay style of its predecessor, a classic RPG with turn-based battles and a system of capturing and training Digimon, with Tentomon, Gotsumon and Betamon apparently serving as the starter group. This time the number of creatures available to train will grow from the original’s 240 to more than 320, which represents a big improvement on what was an already big catalogue of Digimon.
Concerning a release date, we only know that the game will launch this 2017 in Japan, and like the first game, it will be released for PS4 and PSVita. Additionally, the translation of the magazine scans seem to suggest that the original Cyber Sleuth will be included with the sequel, which would be the first time that the game is available for PS4 in the country. Should we expect the same treat for Western markets? We’ll have to wait until the developers can give an official answer.
There are no details on the release in Western countries, but it’s worth remembering that the recent Digimon World: Next Order was also released for PSVita in Japan. However, that version did not cross over to other territories, so there is a high chance that Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory will end up being a PS4 exclusive out of Japan. In any case, more Cyber Sleuth is always good news.