The latest Digimon game, Digimon World: Next Order, just dropped a brand new gameplay trailer ahead of its upcoming release. The game itself looks like a modern-day Monster Rancher, offering a wide variety of digital monsters to train and brawl with. The trailer also shows off the game’s fusion mechanics, teasing powerful Digimon that you can get from “forming bonds” with their earlier forms, such as the uber-powerful Omegamon.
It’s a bit of a pleasant change from its immediate predecessor, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth. Cyber Sleuth was a lot of fun but it didn’t have much in the way of direct interaction with the Digimon themselves, something Next Order has in spades.
The one thing that bugs me about the trailer is the use of the phrase “Unhatch Your Digi-Destiny.” Wouldn’t it be “Unlock,” or “Hatch?” Are the Digimon going back into their eggs or something? It’s a bit late for spell-check now, but then again, it might be intentional. Who knows?
Digimon World: Next Order hits the Playstation 4 on January 31, 2017.