Evolution mechanics and new character details revealed

At the end of July 2022, Digimon Survive will be released on most major consoles and before that the game mechanics and story of the game have been explained. Recently, new details on how to evolve Digimons in Digimon Survive have been revealed, including a new character that will be introduced to the game.

What is Kemonogami Folklore?

“The indigenous belief that Takuma and his friends came to the after-school camp “Kemonogami Tradition” In ancient times, in order to pray for fertility or worship disasters, sacrifice a child to the beast god, “Kemonogami”.

The devoted child disappears somewhere alive. This was later passed on as “spiritaway”. However, as time passed,

“Kemonogami” was treated as a tatarigami in Shintoism, and was enshrined as an object of fear and requiescat. The once sacrificed and revered “Kemonogami” has turned among the people into a raging god who causes curses and “faints”. And the belief in “Kemonogami” will soon disappear, and in modern times, only old people know “Kemonogami”, and it is a belief that is being lost.

“Kemonogami”, who has lost faith and is about to disappear from the world forgotten by people, invites children to another world in search of new sacrifices…”

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He is an associate professor at a local private university and teaches folklore. His thesis, which interprets its folklore and myths from a unique perspective, is treated as heretical by academic societies. He believes that the paranormal phenomenon in this world has undiscovered factors that go beyond modern science, and the key to solving the mystery lies in the legends written in ancient literature in various places. He encountered Takuma and others while investigating the shrine dedicated to “Kemonogami” and became involved in the incident.

Digimon Survive game system

Evolving your Digimon is important and as stated above, the mechanics of how to evolve your Digimon will depend on the choices each player makes.

The story changes with the accumulation of selected actions in the “choices” that appear in the conversation of the text adventure part and in the middle of the investigation, and the evolution destination of Agumon, the partner of the main character Takuma, also change.

Karmic value

The “karma value” changes according to the “choice” response, and the “karma value” is a diagram of “morality“, “harmony“, and “passion“. There are 12 scenarios in total, and later, accumulating the choices up to this point, the scenario will branch into three routes: “morality,” “harmony,” and “passion.” Seeing the end of “morality“, “harmony“, Where “passion“, further away “return route“will come out.

Agumon Evolution

The main character’s companion, Agumon, evolves over the course of the story. The evolution destination changes depending on the “karma value” accumulated by the options up to that point. Vaccine, Dataand Virus are matched with each other respectively, and there are 3 kinds of Beginner, Champion, and Ultimate, and they are released through the return channel. There are also special evolutions. However, not all evolution lines will be available to choose from.

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Digimon Survive is set to release on July 28, 2022 in Japan and July 29, 2022 in the US for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam).

For more information about the game, check out the game’s official website.

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