That third comment has a point. Would Eisenbeis have sunk so much time into the Japanese release if he had to sit in front of his television the whole time? Probably, but he wouldn’t have enjoyed it nearly as much. Here’s hoping Bandai Namco decides to release at least a digital version of Next Order on the Vita as well, instead of just the upscaled console port.


Update 9/15 5:30 PM: Bandai Namco has issued an updated press release, which now lists digital versions of PlayStation 4 and Vita, as well as a physical release for PS4. Everybody wins.

Update 9/15 10:04 PM: And now Bandai Namco has issued yet another press release, taking back the whole Vita thing. Whoops.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. would like to correct and confirm information pertaining to platform availability and distribution methods for Digimon World: Next Order. The game will be made available to players in the Americas in early 2017 exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system in both digital and boxed-retail versions.

Mistakes were made in our initial announcement for Digimon World: Next Order and we regret any confusion this may have caused to our fans. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. looks forward to sharing more news and details pertaining to Digimon World: Next Order in the coming months leading to the game’s early 2017 launch.