Long-awaited strategy JRPG Digimon survive finally has a release date and it’s July 29th, 2022. Any other year, like that Survive was originally going to release, that would be a perfectly reasonable date for a niche game with a cult following. But the announcement comes just a day after Nintendo made an unusual decision to step up Xenoblade Chronicles 3 until the same day. I pray for you Agumon.
“Sorry you have to wait for updates Digimon survivesaid producer Kazumasu Habo in a YouTube reveal today (about GamesRadar). “But today I want to share this exciting news with you. The release date of Digimon survive finally fixed for July 29, 2022.”
The news came out of the blue and was long overdue. First announced in 2018, the visual novel strategy hybrid for PS4, Xbox One and Switch was originally scheduled for release the following year. Instead of this Digimon survive was pushed back to 2020 and then to 2021 when the pandemic hit. During that time, the systems were overhauled and the engine changed, and publisher Bandai Namco promised an update on the project status in early 2021 but never issued one. Later that year it said sometime in 2022, and here we are.
The release date history for Xenoblade Chronicles 3, meanwhile goes in the opposite direction. The open-world action RPG was only officially announced in February of this year. It should be out in September. Then Nintendo announced yesterday that it would actually be releasing two months early, which is an ominous move considering turn 2is also planned for a summer release, but a pleasant surprise for Xenoblade Fans who have spent the last 24 hours lose theirs anime mech–love shit.
There are stacked release dates, but usually far enough in advance that one publisher or another gets a chance to blink and say, “No thanks!” That’s what happened in 2019, when Metro Exodus, Last daysand anthem were all should arrive on February 22nd. Ultimately, metro came a week earlier and Last days was postponed to April and gave anthem give a wide berth so that everyone could be disappointed at the same time.
I personally couldn’t be more excited Digimon survive and Xenoblade Chronicles 3, just not at the same time. Even in the dead of summer, I don’t have 100 hours to throw myself into competing UI-flooded battle screens and incomprehensible character motivations. But it’s not too late for either of them to blink and jump out of the way. If Digimon If delayed a fourth time, I might actually be relieved. Or better yet, Nintendo could be releasing Monolithsoft’s latest version right now.
https://kotaku.com/xenoblade-chronicles-3-digimon-survive-switch-jrpg-rele-1848821136 Two massive JRPGs are coming to Nintendo Switch on July 29th