New Digimon Game 2018 to Be Announced in Live Stream Later This Month

Move over, Pokemon, it’s Digimon‘s turn next. Digimon has always been arguably less popular than Pokemon, and it doesn’t help that their names sound so similar. However, there have actually been several major Digimon games in the past few years, and a new one will be announced soon. Bandai Namco has revealed that the “Digimon Thanksgiving 2018 Special Meeting & Latest Game Newsflash” will take place later this month in Japan on July 29th, 2018.

According to Gematsu, international Digimon fans will be able to catch the live stream on YouTube and Niconico from 7 p.m. to 10.45 p.m. Japan Standard Time on July 29th, 2018. The live stream will comprise of three parts, which includes Digimon Thanksgiving, Game Introduction, and Anime. It will begin with the “Digimon Thanksgiving 2018 Special Meeting in Odaiba,” featuring presenters including Chika Sakamoto, Mayumi Yamaguchi, Natsuki Hanae, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Ayumi Miyazaki, AiM, and more.

The second part of the live stream will be when Bandai Namco producers will announce a new Digimon game project and hold a Q&A session to answer pre-submitted questions. The company will also reveal the latest information on Digimon smartphone games and goods as well. The final part of the live stream will feature a discussion involving special guests, which might mean a new Digimon anime on the horizon.

Eager Digimon fans can actually attend the event by forking over 5,000 yen per person. If you can’t even wait for the live stream, Siliconera reports that information on the new Digimon game project will actually be revealed slightly earlier in the September issue of V-Jump magazine, that will strangely be available in Japan by July 21st, 2018. It will be good to hear more about the long-running franchise, especially since the most recent game was quite good.

The most recent Digimon title was Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory. It was originally released in Japan for the PS4 and PS Vita in December 2017. It was later released worldwide in January 2018. Check out our review of the game here, in which we gave it a rating of 4 out of 5.