The trailer shows us that the game in the future, where humans have access to a digital playground called Eden, and much int he vein of Sword Art Online, they are able to live in this world with avatars of themselves as well as create fantastic versions of themselves. But there are people within that community who are able to hack into the system and go where they’re not supposed to go, which as usual in any hacker scenario, brings about consequences like being able to go to places where the Digimon live and call home. And of course, because it’s forbidden, wackiness eventually ensues and adventures abound.
Now coming to the game Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory is a role-playing video game developed by Media. Vision and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita as part of their Digimon series. The game is a sequel to 2015’s Digimon game and was released in Japan in December 2017, and worldwide the following month. The game shares elements and locations from its predecessor while featuring a new story and an expanded amount of Digimon creatures the player can collect.
Hacker’s Memory just like any other Digimon game is played from a third-person perspective. In the game, the player takes control of Keisuke Amazawa, a Digimon tamer who can command up to three of his companions in a battle against other Digimon. You can choose either Gotsumon, Betamon, or Tentomon as your partner at the start of the game, with more obtainable as the story is progressed.
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory consists of a lot of same systems and ways of evolving your monsters, including the CAM feature. CAM, or camaraderie, is nothing but your friendship or affection with a particular creature that’s a part of your team. As such, it is a vital one that you will need to know how to raise.
The game features 336 characters in total, including all those present in the original Japanese version of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, plus an additional 87. The game also features many of the original areas and maps found in its predecessor along with new additions
Hacker’s Memory just like the original game, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth takes place in the same world: a near-future version of Shibuya, Japan. The story revolves around a boy named Keisuke Amazawa (天沢ケイスケ Amazawa Keisuke), whose Eden Account is stolen in a phishing attack. As a result, he gets accused of a crime he didn’t commit and so he joins a group of hackers called “Hudie” and delves into the depths of Eden to find the real culprit. Along the way, he befriends a number of Digimon, digital lifeforms who inhabit the information world.
Erika Mishima (御島エリカ Mishima Erika), a shy, reclusive member of Hudie assists Keisuke in his missions. Erika Mishima also possesses a genius mind that can link directly to Eden itself, and her Digimon partner Wormmon. Hacker’s Memory also introduces characters like Fei and her partner TigerVespamon from the Original Cyber Sleuth, that show a previously unseen side of their story from the previous title.
The game is set to be released on January 19th for PS4 and PS Vita.