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After all the delays, Digimon Survive locked in a July 29 release date

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That long-delayed tactical Digimon game with the fancy character art is finally coming home. In a succinct video message, producer Kazumasa Habu announced that Digimon Survive will release on July 29, 2022, across PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

“The Digimon Survive team is planning to deliver more exciting news to you in all forms,” said Habu. “Please look forward to it and stay tuned. We are almost there!”

If that date sounds strangely familiar, well, you might also be a Xenoblade fan. In a rare move, Nintendo recently pushed Xenoblade Chronicles 3 up a couple of months to July 29.

Digimon Survive is a turn-based strategy RPG with “anime-style storytelling,” as publisher Bandai Namco puts it. Playing as Takuma Momozuka, you’ll make tough choices and fight alongside fellow students to escape a dangerous world and return home. The game is balancing elements from different genres, and I hope it all clicks in a fresh way.

It’s hard to think of a more-frequently-delayed video game than Digimon Survive, at least around these parts and in recent memory. At one point, the game was expected in 2019 — then in 2020, 2021, and now 2022. To that end, I literally wrote an article on this site with the headline “This is hopefully the last time Digimon Survive will be delayed.”

So while its launch alongside Xenoblade Chronicles 3 isn’t ideal if you’re in the wider Switch RPG audience, it’s sure nice to see this long-awaited game solidify its timing.

As much as I’ve drifted away from the Digimon series at large, I have fond memories of watching the show on Saturday mornings, and Andromon still randomly drifts into my mind. I hope Digimon Survive does well so we’ll see even more types of Digimon games.

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