Digimon World remake is being considered, says series producer

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A Digimon World remake was discussed during a Q&A session with Digimon games producer, Kazumasu Habu. According to Habu, he’s “positively considering” it though nothing has been officially announced by Bandai Namco.


This news comes from the recent Digimon Con event where details on upcoming games in the series were broadcast to fans. Not only that, Habu was invited to talk about the ongoing legacy of older titles.

When asked whether there are any plans to port or remake 1999’s Digimon World, here’s what he had to say:

We have received many requests for a port or remake of the original Digimon World. I’m positively considering it, but I’m also thinking which choice (“port/remaster” or “remake”) is better. If I choose “port/remaster,” I think it will be highly feasible. If you want a “remake”, we need to think about how much additional elements you need.

Digimon World has a very good balance between File Island, the stage, and the Digimon that appear. If we’ll add a new field like the Folder Continent or Digimon, I think we should treat it as a “new product” rather than a “remake.

Digimon World originally launched on the PS1 and was released outside of Japan. Despite middling reviews from critics at the time, it has amassed a zealous fan following over the years thanks to its unique blend of battling and monster taming. A remaster doesn’t sound completely out of the question, especially with Bandai Namco announcing projects such as the Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series.

When asked about the potential for a new Digimon World game, there wasn’t quite as much enthusiasm.

We have a difficulty of how to design the game system. Given the fact that the system is highly unique, with life-span training and AI battles, we think it will be difficult to attract new fans.

I think it’s very important to replicate such uniqueness for the existing Digimon World series fans. However, but if we don’t get new players into the series, it will become a greater hurdle when we want to make a new game.

Digimon Con also included an update on Digimon Survive – it’s been confirmed that the game will be localized in English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish to help widens its appeal. However, there’s still no firm release date.

Source: Namco Bandai

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  1. Yeah sure it wasn’t a perfect game but I loved playing Digimon World on my PS1 as a kid!

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