A listing for a Playstation 4 version of Digimon World Next Order has been spotted by some observant Playstation 4 owners in Brazil, with the listing showing up via the Brazilian ratings board. The Digimon game was released on the Playstation Vita back in March in Japan, but has yet to see any inklings of a Western release.
A lot of different Digimon games haven’t been released in the West in several years due to bad sales. Early this year, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth only got released in the West due to massive fan demand. While it did do very well in sales and through critical reception, it seemed like it may have been the only time that will happen in the foreseeable future.
However, with Digimon World Next Order now spotted as something the Brazilian ratings board is looking over, that may be implying that we’ll be getting another Digimon game sometime in the near future.
Digimon World Next Order revolves around what most Digimon media does: A kid or group of kids is sucked into a digital dimension, where they come into contact with creatures known as Digimon (a shortened version of the phrase “Digital Monsters”). With the human now acting as their owner, the Digimon and the kid(s) must fight against a dangerous threat that most often threatens both the human and digital worlds.
Players in the game are given a selection of prospective partners through which they can choose two Digimon, who they will raise and battle with as they make their way through the game’s plot. The current game has done very well in Japan, coming in 2nd in terms of sales in the region while getting a 33 out of 40 ranking from the Japanese magazine Famitsu.
We’ll just have to see if Bandai Namco Entertainment announces anything for the game in the West, but for now, Digimon fans can only wait and see if we’ll be getting another game after the miracle that was Cyber Sleuth coming to the West.