Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Second PV Reveals the Meaning of Digimon World -next 0rder-

September 24th, 2015. Bandai Namco Entertainment has uploaded the second Digimon World -next 0rder- promotional video to their official YouTube channel. The trailer is identical to that previously shown at the 2015 Tokyo Game Show, which V Jump had made available through their own channel. In it, the game's battle system, field exploration, and evolution are shown off, with a glimpsing view of the new Digimon World's controls.

Text from the trailer also reveals the meaning of the game's title; it refers to the ❝Ørder❞ Battle system, which will "synchronize the players' and [their] partners' feelings." (プレイヤーとパートナーのキモチガシンクロする❝Ørder❞バトル pureiyaa to paatonaa no kimochi ga shinkurosuru oodaa battoru). -next 0rder- is literally the player's next orders to their Digimon.

Those orders are issued using a combination of the shoulder and face buttons. The controls partially mimic those used in the original Digimon World; the triangle button is used for Items, square for Tactics ( Sakusen), O to Cheer (声援 Seien "Encourage; Support"), and the shoulder buttons for LView and RView (R注視 Chuushi lit. "Observe"). These last options seem to change the view in battle to orient around the perspective of one Digimon. Certain screens have the triangle and square positions swapped but with their functions retained, suggesting that the player will also be able to rearrange the battle HUD to their liking.

-next 0rder- will launch in Japan on the PlayStation Vita in 2016. No western release date has been given as of yet.

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