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Digimon World: Next Order coming to PS4 in 2017 (update)

The PlayStation Vita game is getting a console port

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Bandai Namco's digital monsters are coming to PlayStation 4 in the form of Digimon World: Next Order, a console port of the PlayStation Vita game of the same name, in early 2017, the publisher announced at Tokyo Game Show today.

The digital and retail release of Digimon World: Next Order will feature "enriched and enhanced" graphics, the game's producers said a pre-TGS event. The PS4 version will also feature better game balance, the developers explained, essentially making the console port more difficult than the Vita original. The company also plans to include 12 new playable Digimon, including MarineAngemon, IceDevimon and Boltmon.

Digimon World: Next Order will feature more than 200 Digimon and will let players travel with, raise and train two Digimon at once. Here's the set up for Next Order's story:

Digimon World: Next Order begins when players are sucked into the Digital World to discover it is under siege by Machinedramons. Rescued by two Digimon from impending doom, players must forge forward with their Digimon partners and journey through the Digital World to discover the origins of the Machinedramon scourge and find a way back to the real world.

Update: Bandai Namco confirmed that the game will also receive a retail release stateside, and it will come to PlayStation Vita out West.

Update #2: Despite an earlier announcement that the game would be launching on Vita in the West, Bandai Namco has again announced that Digmon World: Next Order would only come to PS4 stateside.

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