Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth was an announced title back in December 2013 for Japanese audiences only and Bandai Namco have not announced a Western localization for the title. Set for a 2015 release date in Japan, this training RPG revolves around solving mysteries in the Digiworld and using your developed Digimon to fight others in a turn based system.
The Digimon franchise has had a long history in video games for the West since 1999 with Digimon World, Digimon Rumble Arena, and the most peculiar, Digimon Racing. However, the series has not had a video game release for the series since 2008 with Digimon World Championship for the Nintendo DS.
With the recent announcement of Tales of Hearts R’s localization in peoples’ minds, fans have been asking for Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth to come to the West as well with Operation Cyber Sleuth, a social media campaign. With almost 2000 signatures on Change.org, they are hoping for a response from Bandai Namco to bring the title over. Another petition group calling for Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth’s localization called Operation Decode, received 27, 775 signatures (at the time of writing) and actually received a Tweet back from the PR department of Bandai Namco Games in Europe.
— Joseph Walsh (@Joukisan) October 28, 2013
— Lee Kirton (@Leearigold) January 21, 2014
In addition, the community manager for Bandai Namco Games of North America let the petition group know via email that “[they] have noticed [the] campaign and fully appreciate the community’s support of the Digimon franchise.” However, it seems like the response has not been enough to garner the Western release, as Isshak Gravi from Bandai Namco Europe’s PR department, told Operation Decode “they noticed the petition” but added in, “Do [your] best to get that number higher!”
If we hear more on this ongoing story, we will keep you updated.