Digimon World Next Order

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Digimon World -next 0rder- is the 2016 sequel to Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode on the Nintendo 3DS and Digimon World on the PlayStation 1. First made known on July 18th 2015 through its teaser site, the game has also been referred to as Digimon World Neo, and according to Namco Bandai is the next entry in the Digimon World series following Decode. On Odaiba Day 2015 the game's first teaser trailer was uploaded to YouTube. It was taken down shortly after due to an error in the promotional video where PlayStation was rendered as "PalyStation," and was reuploaded shortly after. The trailer is a partial remake of Digimon World's opening video, and montages several scenes from the original game, suggesting a role-playing game truer to the form of World than any of its sequels. Unlike Decode and other Digimon RPGs released since then, -next 0rder- features character designs and illustrations by Taiki, rather than those of Yasuda Suzuhito. As of August 6th the game is 30% complete.

The protagonist, default name Takuto, is a senior high school student studying for exams, who was the runner-up for a Digimon virtual pet tournament in fifth grade. He explores a mysterious digital world alongside his partner Digimon; in screenshots this has been Agumon, but promotional artwork has also shown him with Gabumon. Players may also choose to instead play as Shiki, a female protagonist who seems to share his backstory and has been promoted with Piyomon and Palmon in artwork but Gabumon in screenshots. Takuto and Shiki are joined by Hirose Kouta (広瀬コウタ) their friend and classmate, who is partnered with a Guilmon called Yukimura (ユキムラ). Like the protagonist, Kouta is lost in the digital world. Their quest relates to the original dot matrix Digital Monster virtual pets, which the characters appear to wear on their wrists as a type of Digivice.

-next 0rder- will feature a day-and-night cycle in the field like the original game, and will retain mechanics introduced in Digimon World and the virtual pets that preceded it. Mugendramon has been repeatedly played up in press releases directed at Japanese gaming publications as having an key role in -next 0rder-, and according to a 4Gamer press release the initial concept art shows an important "floating island."

Review: Welcome Back to Digimon World: A Critical Review of -next 0rder-

Press coverage of -next 0rder-
August 2015 
Digimon World -next 0rder- Welcomes Tamers Back to the Digital World (Published July 31st, 2015)
Famitsu Web Screenshots (Published August 5th, 2015)
Character Designer Taiki Interviewed in Weekly Famitsu Vol. 10/20~27 (Published August 6th, 2015)
Dengeki PlayStation Vol. 596 (Published August 12th, 2015)
4Gamer, Famitsu & Inside Games Web Coverage (Published August 18th, 2015)
V Jump Magazine on Female Protagonist Shiki (Published August 19th, 2015)
Takuto & Shiki's Official Profile (Published August 21st, 2015)
Hirose Kouta's Official Profile (Published August 28th, 2015)
September 2015
Title Site September 4th Screenshots (Published September 3rd, 2015)
Title Site September 11th Screenshots (Published September 11th, 2015)
Digimon World -next 0rder- Featured in Vita Commercial (Published September 15th, 2015)
V Jump Magazine on Storyline, Partner Battle System (Published September 16th, 2015)
Tokyo Game Show 2015 Trailer (Published September 16th, 2015)
Bandai's PV Reveals the Meaning of -next 0rder- (Published September 23rd, 2015)
Title Site on Themes & Story, Oofuchi Himari's Profile (Published September 24th, 2015)
Inside Games Screenshots (Published September 24th, 2015)
October 2015
Jijimon's Official Profile (Published October 1st, 2015)
Title Site October 9th Screenshots (Published October 8th, 2015)
-next 0rder- Character Designer to Appear in ILLUSTRATION 2016 Artbook (Published October 9th, 2015)
10/16 Weekly Famitsu Scans Detail Cheer System (Published October 15th, 2015)
Title Site 10/16 Screenshots Show Stingmon and XV-mon, Other Digimon (Published October 15th, 2015)
Mystery Girl "Luce" Introduced in V Jump (Published October 17th, 2015)
The Sage Taomon & Dukemon Crimson Mode in V Jump (Published October 18th, 2015)
Luce's Official Profile, Title Site Promises "High Degree" of Player Freedom (Published October 20th, 2015)
4Gamer Shows New War Greymon & Metal Garurumon Art (Published October 29th, 2015)
Digital World is Being "Distorted" According to Taomon's Profile (Published October 30th, 2015)
10/22 Jump Magazine Leaks Meal System (Published October 31st, 2015)
November 2015
Aoi Eir Will Sing -next 0rder-'s Main Theme (Published November 2nd, 2015)
Aoi Eir is a Huge Digimon World Nerd (Published November 4th, 2015)
Title Site 11/6 Screenshots Tease Messaging, Twin Partner System (Published November 5th, 2015)
Title Site 11/13 Screenshots Show Royal Knights, Venom Vamdemon as Partners (Published November 12th, 2015)
Digimon Adventure tri. Livestream May Connect to -next 0rder- (Published November 18th, 2015)
New "EXE"-Volution System, Possible Return of Digimon World Protagonist in January V Jump Magazine (Published November 19th, 2015)
Title Site Adds ???'s Official Profile (Published November 19th, 2015)
Adventure tri.'s Meikuumon Will Be Free DLC in -next 0rder- (Published November 20th, 2015)
Digimon World -next 0rder- Will Be at Jump Festa 2016 (Published November 24th, 2015)
Dengeki Online Shows New Dukemon Crimson Mode Art, New -next 0rder- Screenshots (Published November 26th, 2015)
Official Profile for the Black Omegamon "Executor" (Published November 26th, 2015)
December 2015
-next 0rder- Title Site Explains Battle System, "ExE"-volution (Published December 3rd, 2015) 
Agnimon & Spirit Digimon Confirmed for Digimon World -next 0rder- (Published December 10th, 2015)
V Jump Confirms Susanoomon for -next 0rder-, 03/17/15 Release Date (Published December 15th, 2015)
Mastemon & Jesmon Will Appear in -next 0rder- (Published December 15th, 2015)
V Jump Introduces Tsuzuki Shouma to Digimon World (Published December 16th, 2015)
Jump Festa 2016 Trailer, Box Art & Price (Published December 18th, 2015)
-next 0rder- Will Let You Have an Agumon & Gabumon Voiced by Their Original Actors (Published December 18th, 2015)
(English Subbed) Digimon World -next 0rder- Jump Festa 2016 Trailer (Published December 18th, 2015)
Remastered Digimon World OST Samples Put Up on -next 0rder- Site (Published December 19th, 2015)
Digimon World -next 0rder- Becomes Amazon's #1 Bestseller in Vita RPGs, New Screenshots (Published December 23rd, 2015)
Chaos Dukemon & Omegamon Zwart Made Available in Store-Specific -next 0rder- DLC (Published December 29th, 2015)
January 2016
Weekly Famitsu Features New -next 0rder- Promo Illustration (Published January 7th, 2016)
Susanoomon & Mastemon Appear in New -next 0rder- Screenshots (Published January 7th, 2016)
Original Digimon World Staff to Appear in 1/21/16 Reunion Livestream (Published January 14th, 2016)
4Gamer Details Seven New Locations from Digimon World -next 0rder-, Material Harvesting & Town Development (Published January 14th, 2016)
Short Preview for Aoi Eir's New Single Accentier, Lyrics Translation (Published January 14th, 2016)
V Jump Magazine Features Gumdramon & Shoutmon in -next 0rder-, Map of Village of Beginnings (Published January 19th, 2016)
-next 0rder- Promises More than 200 Digimon, Multiplayer, Postgame Dungeons (Published January 21st, 2016)
New Digimon World -next 0rder- PV Shown in Stream, Nade-Nade Returns (Published January 21st, 2016)
Online Digatama Hatches into Botamon (Published January 22nd, 2016)
500 Copies of Digimon World -next 0rder- Given Away in Jump Magazines (Published January 22nd, 2016)
English Subbed Trailer (Published January 22nd, 2016)
Alphamon Download Code to Be in Aoi Eir's Accentier Single (Published January 22nd, 2016)
Leaked Tech Chart for Digimon World -next 0rder-, Other Gameplay Mechanics (Published January 23rd, 2016)
Online Botamon Evolves to Koromon (Published January 25th, 2016)
Mikagura Mirei Returns For Digimon World -next 0rder- (Published January 25, 2016)
Online Koromon Evolves to Agumon (Published January 26th, 2016)
Han Megumi to Portray Kuzuhamon in -next 0rder- (Published January 29th, 2016)
Online Agumon Evolves to Greymon (Published January 29th, 2016)
"I Want the Digimon Series to Reach Everyone in Taiwan," Says -next 0rder- Producer (Published January 30th, 2016)
Online Greymon Evolves to Metal Greymon (Published January 31st, 2016)
February 2016
Digimon World -next 0rder- Title Site Updates with New Screenshots (Published February 4th, 2016)
-next 0rder- Smartphone Wallpaper, Online Metal Greymon Evolves to War Greymon (Published February 9th, 2016)
Maicoomon Gameplay Shown in Livestream (Published February 11th, 2016)
Screenshots Tease Dialogue Samples, NPC Shoutmon (Published February 11th, 2016)
Shinomiya Rina & Ulforce V-dramon to Return in -next 0rder-, Omega Shoutmon & Arresterdramon (Published February 18th, 2016)
Online War Greymon Mutates into Mugendramon (Published February 18th, 2016)
Dengeki Online Explains Mikagura Mirei's Presence in -next 0rder- (Published February 18th, 2016)
Metal Etemon's Profile, Digital Download DLC Detailed (Published February 18th, 2016)
Titamon's Official Profile, Metal Etemon Goes After A "Lemon Power Plant" (Published February 25th, 2016)
Bandai Promotes -next 0rder- with Cyber Sleuth Price Cut (Published February 26th, 2016)
March 2016
-next 0rder- Screenshots Tease Fishing Hole (Published March 31st, 2016)
-next 0rder- V Jump Books Guide to Come with Special DLC (Published March 31st, 2016)
Lilithmon & Expanded Meat Farm Appear in -next 0rder- (Published March 31st, 2016)
Fans Defeat Mugendramon in Online Battle to Save War Greymon (Published March 31st, 2016)
PlayStation Blog Talks About ExE-volution (Published March 31st, 2016)
Preemptive -next 0rder- Update Adds Hard Mode (Published March 31st, 2016)
V Jump Books Publishes Official -next 0rder- Guidebook (Published March 31st, 2016)
Ace Combat Infinity Crosses Over with Digimon World -next 0rder- (Published March 31st, 2016)

Digimon World -next 0rder- Launches in Japan (Published March 31st, 2016) 
Remastered Digimon World OST Available for Download (Published March 31st, 2016)
-next 0rder- Opens at #2, Competes with Pokken Tournament in Week 1 Sales (Published March 23rd, 2016)
Maicoomon Uses Darkness Techs in -next 0rder- (Published March 23rd, 2016)
-next 0rder- to Update to ver.1.02 in April, New Postgame Scenarios  (Published March 31st, 2016)
-next 0rder- Drops to #14 in Week 2 Sales (Published March 31st, 2016)
Maicoomon DLC Goes Live for -next 0rder- (Published March 31st, 2016)
April 2016
Ver.1.02 Patch Introduces Bugfixes, Modifications to Online Mode (Published April 14th, 2016)
-next 0rder- Coming to Taiwan in June, No PS4 Port (Published April 15th, 2016)
Omegamon Alter-B Artwork Shown in 4/21 V Jump (Published May 18th, 2016)
May 2016
V Jump Announces -next 0rder- DLC, Possible Maicoomon Evolution (Published May 19th, 2016)


10 comments:

  1. Lucemon Cahos mode is also confirmed, he appears in the most recent screenshots fighting Agunimon

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    1. Yes, Lucemon Chaos mode is what i meant...............

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  2. You need to add the ones seen in the recent trailer.
    IIRC, there was Gigimon, Motimon, Nyaromon, ToyAgumon, Gotsumon, Icemon, Turuiemon, Piddomon (though for some reason it had 6 wings instead of it's usual 2), Wizardmon, Shoutmon, Gumdramon, BlackMetalGreymon, BlackWarGrowlmon, BlackWereGarurumon, Gaiomon, Kuzuhamon, MetalEtemon, Seraphimon, and in a recent screenshot, I also recall seeing Doumon & Vegimon (http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/DWNO_12-17-15_009.jpg).
    This guy has a pretty in-depth view on the trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5UvlHAoYGs).

    Some may have been story/enemy only roles or not, I dunno. Point is there's a lot more confirmed than what's on this page. :)

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    1. I'm well aware of that. I've been traveling and have higher priorities than this list.

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    2. Oh, sorry if I sounded kinda pushy. I honestly didn't mean to come off that way. It's understandable that you would be busy (especially around this time of year).

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  3. WHERE IS MY MEGIDRAMON WTH CMON?!!

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  5. So any chance of a seadramon line in the future? Betamon, seadramon, megaseadramon,metalseadramon. Easy right?

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    1. I think the seadramon line is in, the list above hasnt been updated in while, but we have over 200 digimon in this game as confirmed in one of the articles above. I have seen seadramon and megaseadramon in the trailers so its safe to assume metal is in as well. We also have all the royal knights, the seven demon lords, and the celestial digimon as well.

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