Digimon World: Next Order released earlier this year in Japan exclusively for the PS Vita to great acclaim from Digimon fans. We have been hoping for a localization announcement and that we have gotten, though with a bit of a twist.
The US received the upgraded port of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth earlier this year on PS4 alongside the PS Vita release that was the only platform originally in Japan. With Digimon World: Next Order being exclusive to PS Vita, we thought this might happen again and that is exactly the case.
As announced by Bandai Namco Entertainment, Digimon World: Next Order will be coming to the US in early 2017 for the PlayStation 4. However, unlike with Cyber Sleuth, it appears this one won’t be getting the PS Vita version in the US, even if this has led to a lot of confusion.
The first announcement revealed that the game was coming to the US on PS4 digitally. This was followed by another press release that said it was coming to the US on PS4 both in retail and digitally, as well as on PS Vita as a digital only download. However, they then sent a final press release out that said the game will be available “exclusively for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system in both digital and boxed-retail versions.”
Rather than building off the gameplay style found in Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, Next Order instead is much more like in line with the gameplay of the original Digimon World. So if you were a fan of the original World series, definitely check out the PS4 announcement trailer below and look for Digimon World: Next Order to release in the US sometime in early 2017.