Anime Expo 2019 is underway this weekend in downtown Los Angeles. During the convention, Bandai Namco appeared at a “Future of the Digimon Series” panel and announced Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition for the Nintendo Switch and PC.
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth originally launched on the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 in Japan back in 2015. An English version was later released in Western territories in February 2016, though it kept the original Japanese voice acting with English subtitles. A sequel was released in Japan in 2017, called Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory, again followed by a Western release in early 2018, for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.
The upcoming Complete Edition is a port of the two games combined, making it the first time either title will be available on a console other than Sony’s. Bandai Namco hasn’t announced any new or additional content for the port, but putting the two games together will allow players to keep the same team of Digimon through both storylines. The port will also keep the original battle system, which is turn-based, and include over 300 Digimon characters.
The original Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth follows an amateur hacker who must uncover a mysterious connection between the real world and the “digital world,” as things from the digital world somehow start to appear in the real world. The protagonist is joined by a group of other teens and, of course, their Digimon partners to save the world. The sequel, Hacker’s Memory, takes place in the same timeline as the original, and follows a teen whose is accused of a crime committed by someone who assumed his identity. On his journey to find the actual culprit, he encounters the hackers from Cyber Sleuth, who help him along the way. (Along with, of course, their Digimon.)
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition will launch on the Switch and PC on October 18, 2019.