Polygon dug 2015’s Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, a cyberpunk role-playing game that hit PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Its upcoming sequel, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory, looks to expand upon the original game when it launches early next year.
Publisher Bandai Namco announced on Twitter that it’s localizing Hacker’s Memory for a 2018 release. In this futuristic sci-fi adventure, an unwitting teen hacker leads an expedition between the real and digital worlds. He’ll do that by collecting and commanding an arsenal of even more Digimon than were available in the first game.
Digi-Destined! A new adventure awaits you in the digital world! Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory will arrive early 2018. pic.twitter.com/dAhUtItlrW— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) April 7, 2017
Hacker’s Memory sounds pretty similar to the first Cyber Sleuth, basically, albeit with a different Digimon tamer at the helm. There’s even some recycled maps in the mix among original areas to explore. The game’s Japanese website even hints that it’s set in the same world as the earlier game, with the story told from another perspective of the events in Cyber Sleuth.
Hacker’s Memory will be available stateside on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Vita owners should note that it will be a digital-only release on that platform, much like the first game. Japanese fans will get the original game for free with their purchase of the sequel, collecting both titles in one package. Bandai Namco has yet to announce a similar offer for Western fans.