Namco Bandai Announces Digimon World Dawn and Digimon World Dusk
May 16, 2007
THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY AS NAMCO BANDAI ANNOUNCES DIGIMON WORLD® DAWN AND DUSK VERSIONS FOR THE NINTENDO DS™
Intertwining Tales Create Compelling RPG Adventure
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today Digimon World® Dawn and Digimon World® Dusk for the Nintendo DS™. From the world of the Digimon Data Squad animated series premiering this fall on Toon Disney’s Jetix and for the first time in the Digimon series, two games containing parallel and interweaving storylines will make their debut, each distinctly enhanced with rare Digimon, compelling battle systems and new Digifarms. Complementary features for both versions intensify the experience as players follow the journey of two different Digimon Tamers as they investigate the cause of a mysterious incident that has ravaged cities in two worlds. Digimon World Dawn and Digimon World Dusk will be available fall 2007.
“With the success of the widely popular Digimon franchise, Digimon World Dawn and Dusk truly encapsulates what fans of the series have come to expect: a compelling storyline and a deep RPG,” said Makoto Iwai, Executive Vice President and COO of NAMCO BANDAI Games America. “This latest installment continues to take full advantage of the DS hardware to bring an enriching gameplay experience that is perfect for the on-the-go gamer.”
A huge earthquake has stricken the Sunshine and Dark Moon districts, damaging the access points to the Digital World and causing many Digimon to mysteriously devolve into Digi-Eggs. In Dawn, rumors have spread that the Night Crow Team, from Dark Moon, was responsible for the incident. However, a conflicting report surfaces in Dusk claiming the responsibility falls on the Light Fang team from the Sunshine district. With both sides accusing the other, players will take the role of an opposing tamer to investigate and uncover the truth behind the dangerous tremors.
In Digimon World Dawn and Dusk, players will be given two different perspectives of the catastrophe through the eyes of opposing tamers all the while collecting and evolving more than 400 Digimon from eight different species. Additionally, each game contains rare and unique Digimon that can only be obtained through wireless communication with the other version. New and improved Digifarms can help foster abilities and boost Digimon stats that can help gain an edge over enemies. With deep and strategic battle systems, Wi-Fi capabilities, and two unique storylines, Digimon World Dawn and Dusk represent the evolution of the common RPG.
Digimon World Dawn and Dusk boasts the following features:
Hundreds of Digimon - As players travel throughout the land, collect, tame, train, and evolve over 400 Digimon from 8 different species. Each game contains some unique and rare Digimon that can only be obtained through wireless communication with the other version of the game!
New World Maps - Digimon World: Dawn and Dusk both contain a new world map, which always shows where players have been and their current location. The maps also show info on each dungeon, including what items and Digimon are available.
New & Improved Digifarm - Raise, train, and evolve new Digimon. Different farms and goods help a Digimon learn new abilities and can boost their stats.
Compelling and Strategic Battle System - With intense 3-on 5 turn-based battles, manage the location of your Digimon to gain an edge over enemies.
Wi-Fi Connectivity - Take your Digimon and battle over a Nintendo Wi-Fi connection. The winner of Wi-Fi battles obtains “Tamer” points which can be used to obtain unique items. Rare Digimon can also be acquired by Digi-matching through a Wi-Fi connection.