Digimon All-Star Rumble Looks As Cool As In 1999

Publisher Bandai Namco announced Digimon All-Star Rumble for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. It will arrive this fall.

Remember Digimon? For those that don’t, it’s basically an off-brand Pokémon series, where trainers are replaced with “Digidestined,” those who are worthy of taming these digital monsters.

There won’t be any of the sort in Digimon All-Star Rumble though, as this game is a multiplayer brawler. No more eating poop constantly, as was the case in some older titles.

Up to four players choose one of their favorite creatures and then pummel the opposing ones in a 3D arena. There will be twelve Digimon in the fighting roster, including classics like Agumon or Gabumon from the first series.

A neat selling point to Digimon All-Star Rumble is that during combat, your Digimon will be able to evolve, which is called Digivolve here. Everything is “Digi-“ in some way.

There will be 32 forms of fighters in total. These evolved versions can be quite larger than their normal types and involve huge mechanized attacks.

Arenas differ from natural environments to elemental ones or even some cityscapes. In particular, a metro line in the announcement trailer shows that it could be possible to take advantage of environmental damage opportunities.

We wouldn’t go as far as to link Digimon All-Star Rumble to Super Smash Bros just yet, but for fans of the franchise, this could really be entertaining.

Digimon is pretty old by now. Its first animation series got released in 1999. We remember like it was yesterday. We’re old.

Despite being completely fitting for electronic outlets, Digimon All-Star Rumble will get a retail version.