Earlier this week, the latest issue of V-Jump in Japan confirmed that Digimon World: Next Order would be ported to the Nintendo Switch and launch on February 22nd, 2023 in Japan. Thankfully, Bandai Namco clarified that the Nintendo Switch and PC port will also be available to fans in the west! Today, an English announcement trailer was released confirming the port will also be available on February 22nd, 2023.

 

WELCOME BACK TO THE DIGITAL WORLD

The Digital World has run rampant with Machinedramon and is now in a state of utter chaos. As a Digidestined, it’s up to you to restore order to the world in Digimon World: Next Order, a monster-collecting RPG.

Find and recruit as many faithful Digimon companions as possible to rebuild the Digital World. Will you be able to balance both training and exploration to stop the virus infected Digimon from causing complete destruction?

ENDLESSLY ENGAGING FUN
Choose between a male or female protagonist and seek adventure with over 200 Digimon to collect! Explore the world with not one but TWO Digimon companions for the first time ever.

TAKE CARE OF DIGIMON
Form a strong bond with your Digimon by caring for them: Feed, train, discipline, and Digivolve them. The stronger the bond between you and your Digimon, as well as between the two Digimon companions, the greater the chance of victory in battles!

BUILD A THRIVING TOWN
Expand and manage your town, Floatia. Recruit new Digimon, upgrade buildings, grow crops, and more as you grow into a sprawling Digi-metropolis

EVOLVED AI BATTLE SYSTEM
Train your pair of Digimon to fight cooperatively in AI battles. Issue commands and cheer them to victory!

 

In addition to the announcement, the official Digimon social media accounts also shared a video message from Kazumasa Habu and Takahiro Yokota (both are producers of various Digimon Games).

 

 

In the video, Habu confirms that there are multiple Digimon game projects in development (the word “pipeline” is specifically used) and introduces Yokota, who is a new producer to the Digimon game series and is in charge of Digimon World: Next Order. Yokota discusses the port, as well as confirms that this release will include a lower difficulty mode (a.k.a. “Beginner Mode”) and a “Running” feature (Gematsu reported these additions in their coverage earlier this week).

Currently, Digimon World: Next Order is available for pre-order via the Bandai Namco online store. As we get closer to its release on February 22nd, 2023, it’ll be available for pre-order at various retailers as well as digitally on the Nintendo eShop.

 

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)