Tencent Games will be publishing Digimon: New Century in China, as announced during Tencent’s game conference event on 16 May. With Tencent involved, it somewhat increases the likelihood of Digimon: New Century being made available outside of China, though with no release date provided for the China release, we can only speculate.
From what we know, the game has apparently taken over two years of development, promising to have many callbacks and elements from the original animation series that players would presumably be able to check out for themselves.
Some of the features of Digimon: New Century include:
- The “first mobile game in China” that allows you to experience the original Digimon animation plot
- An immersive plot that takes you back to your childhood
- Strategic battle combinations in choice of partners, “gorgeous” special attacks
- A unique virtual space to meet up with others
You will be able to somewhat roam the world alongside your Digimon, with a selection of Digidestined and associated skills you can switch around. You can also increase affinity with the playable Digidestined. Battles take place in instances instead of the overworld.
Some of the evolution lines for the Digimon had also been previewed, which you can see here.