Digimon Survive is the upcoming survival strategy RPG developed by Witch Craft and published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment. It was announced back in July 2018 and has been a very anticipated game by PC and console players alike. Digimon is a notable franchise that has been releasing games for almost the past two decades and Digimon Survive will be the most recent instalment.
Since its announcement, Digimon Survive has had a rough time when in terms of the game’s release. In July 2019, the game was delayed until 2020. In July 2020, Toei Animation announced that the game would be released in Europe in January 2021.
However, the news was then removed from the company’s website in August. In October 2020, Kazumasa Habu, the producer of Digimon Survive, announced that the game would be delayed once again because the game system was being reviewed. Later on, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment announced that the game would be delayed to 2021 as a result of COVID-19. In July 2021, Toei Animation finally stated that the game would be released either in the fiscal Q3 2022 or after.
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Still, after all the postponements and false promises, Digimon Survive is finally closer to release than ever before. Recently, the game was rated by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security in Brazil for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. According to the rating, Digimon Survive is “not recommended for children under 12 (twelve) years old” (translated). Previously, the game was rated as “PG” by the Australian Classification Board in Australia for having “Mild fantasy violence and coarse language.”
In Brazil, ratings are slightly more detailed compared to other countries, since after the general rating (L), the government rates media as “not recommended” for a certain audience — every even-numbered age between 10 years and 18 years. Additionally, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security also published a summarised analysis regarding the rating of the game, which gives us some further insight as to why it was rated this way.
• Weapon with violence (10 years);
• Verbal Assault (12 years old);
• Violent Act (12 years);
• Description of violence (12 years);
• Bodily injury (12 years);
• Pimp language (12 years old);
• Veiled Nudity (12 years old);
• Presence of blood (12 years).
Below this, the description reads, “Weapons with violence and violent acts are mitigated by fantasy context” (translated). Furthermore, the summarised analysis also notes that the game contains “Violence” and “Improper Language.” However, it’s uncertain exactly what Digimon Survive contains that it’s being so strictly rated. Nevertheless, the game being rated shows that it’s finally releasing after all these years, and we can’t wait for it.
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