It has been announced that Digimon Survive will no longer release this year.
On Twitter, it was announced that Digimon Survive has been delayed. The game was meant to release this year, but has been pushed back to sometime next year. According to game producer Habu Kazumasa, the game was delayed due to current world events shifting the development team's timing.
"The Digimon Survive team would like to extend our thanks to fans from around the world for their support during development, especially in these difficult times," Kazumasa states. "We had originally planned to launch Digimon Survive in 2020 but current world events have shifted our development timing and we have made the difficult decision to push Digimon Survive's launch to 2021.
"We thank you all for you continued patience as we work to create a fun and engaging tactical RPG game along with a memorable story for Digimon fans! We will share some exciting updates for Digimon Survive in Spring 2021, so pleased stay tuned for more information."
Digimon Survive celebrates the franchises 20th anniversary. The game features characters designed by Uichi Ukumo, and music by Tomoki Miyoshi. The game follows a group of teenagers, led by Takuma Momozuka, who get lost on a school camping trip, finding themselves transported to a strange new world filled with monsters. Players choices will affect the game, and will lead to one of multiple endings. Digimon Survive features classic, turn-based combat similar to Disgaea or Fire Emblem. The game will feature Anime style graphics. Players will be able to use over 100 Digimon in the game's 2D combat.
Digimon Survive will release for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch next year. There is no word on whether or not the game will eventually find its way over to next-gen consoles.