Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New Series "Digimon Universe Applimonsters" Allegedly Leaked by the Site that Spoiled Xenoverse 2

05/19/2016 Update: This has been confirmed by images from V Jump.

May 17th, 2016. Japanese spoiler blog Alternator reported today that the latest issue of V Jump magazine contains an announcement of a new upcoming Digimon series, Digimon Universe Applimonsters. Said to be an Autumn 2016 collaboration between Bandai, Bandai Namco Entertainment, and Toei Animation, Universe Applimonsters is supposed to encompass a toyline, TV anime series, and video games. Alternator acquired the information via a furage ("Flying Get") meaning they acquired an issue of the magazine more than a day ahead of its street date. Such acquisitions are made possible by paying off middleman distributors, or stores that get their stock early. Alternator's original statement with an English translation is provided below.
「デジモンユニバース アプリモンスターズ」
"Digimon Universe Applimonsters" (Dejimon Unibaasu Apurimonsutaazu)
バンダイ×バンダイナムコエンターテインメント×東映アニメーションのホビー・ゲーム・TVアニメ超大型プロジェクト2016年秋始動、というのですがどうもこれ名前からしてもスマりそう。
A super massive scale hobby, game, and TV anime project between Bandai x Bandai Namco Entertainment x Toei Animation beginning in Autumn 2016, or so it says, but going by this name it seems more likely to fit smartphones.
6/9からの東京おもちゃショー2016でさらなる情報解禁ともあるので、スマんなくても3DSったりはしそうですし。
Additional information will be unveiled at the Tokyo Toy Show beginning 6/9, if not for smartphones then likely for 3DS.
ちなみにおもちゃ連動という事でPSVitaの可能性は低かろうと考えていますが、デジモンワールドnext 0rderについても無料配信コンテンツで謎のデジモンが育成出来るという情報もあり、まだ動きは続いていきそうです。
By the way, I think the possibility of toys accompanying the PS Vita may be low, but since there is also information about freely distributed content for Digimon World -next 0rder- allowing you to raise a mysterious Digimon, this activity is likely to be followed up on.
Whether this news is to be regarded as trustworthy or not is a source of contention. The facts are as follows; Alternator has been around since April 2013, and in that time seems to have maintained a clean record, not attempting to spread hoaxes. The other statement in their post, that Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will be announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, was proven true four and a half hours after they first reported it. Alternator normally labels rumors, but is treating Digimon Universe as fact. No other source has corroborated the Universe story, but the site also has a number of other claims made around the same time, and confirming or debunking them may point to the reliability of the Universe story;
  • Weekly Famitsu volume 1433 features a Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- illustration as its cover image. (As of yet unproven; the "current" cover on Enterbrain's website is from volume 1432. This has been confirmed true as of 5/19/16.)
  • At 9:52 PM on 05/17/2016 JST, Alternator reported that the same issue contains a lengthy interview with five team heads from Koei Tecmo, summarizing each person's portion. Approximately eight minutes later Hachima Kikou (veteran source of 9+ years) corroborated this. Alternator's summary matches up with the actual interview, down to the ordering of individual points like Ruby Party developing a "neoromance" title that will appeal to men as well as women, and the 20th anniversary of Atelier. An English translation of Hachima Kikou's version of the interview was published by Gematsu.
  • At 1:57 AM on 05/11/2016 JST, Alternator reported that Persona 5 producer Hashino Katsura would be providing commentary in Dengeki PlayStation volume 614, which was confirmed within twenty-four hours by Persona Central's scans of the issue.
  • They also described Divine Prison Tower: Mary Skelter and Genkai Tokki: Seven Pirates being covered in the same issue of Dengeki PlayStation, but no scans of these sections have surfaced. Their statement that the next issue would feature a full guide of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, as well as an introductory feature to Dragon Quest Heroes 2, were both later confirmed when images of the magazine cover were put out by Enterbrain.
The site's regulars are accepting the Universe story at face value, some of them expressing disappointment in the comments at the lack of a Cyber Sleuth 2. After scrutinizing Alternator's track record, I'm inclined to believe that they're telling the truth. Alternator has been publishing game news for several years with no indication of attempting to create or promote hoaxes, has put out reliable furage before, and has a relatively strong following for a site of its size that indicates a degree of trust. Whatever the truth is, we'll know come next V Jump. The next issue's street date is May 21st.

10 comments:

  1. Awsome! Can't wait for this project!

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  2. I'm expecting a new original anime but resembling something like Danball Senki or Gundam Build Fighter, with Digimon

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  3. or maybe something much much bigger than that

    Aplimonsters could be a whole project name, which contains merchandises, like what they did with Project X, consisting Pendulum X vpet, Card Battle Alpha, X Evolution movie, and World X game

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  4. why the hack they want cyber sleuth 2!!? they should ask more DIGIMON STORY SERIES! cyber sleuth story had solid conclusion.... fans should leave at that... i more into they make like "digimon world 3" environment its look more facinating and that should be for next digimon story series.. its in digital world.

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    1. They want a Cyber Sleuth 2 because they want Media Vision to develop the next game and not Bandai. CS had such a dramatic increase in quality from the previous Digimon Story games, chiefly because MV was in charge. Bandai's not that great as an actual developer.

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    2. I see i get...of course i want Media Vision too! they did a damn great job! i like it so much despite some minority dislike cyber sleuth. but they should asking media vision make another digimon story again that set in digital world it might be amazing :( dont want they misinterpreted make a continuation about cyber sleuth 2...

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  5. n entendi foi nada masokk é noissssssssss

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  6. I'm expecting a new original anime but resembling something like
    buy board games cheap or Gundam Build Fighter, with Digimon

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