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Petitioning Bandai Namco Games Europe & America

Bandai Namco Games Europe & America: Localize Digimon games again (e.g. Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode for 3DS; Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth for PSVita)

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About 10 years ago, the Digimon franchise was one of the most appreciated in the world. The first videogame in the Digimon World series, published on PlayStation 1 on 1999, is still today one of the most loved games in the franchise.

Years passed, though, and for some reason Digimon seem to have lost their place in the Western market (first in the European countries, then in America).

Our online campaign, Operation Decode began as a simple Twitter campaign with the hashtag #operationdecode, then evolved (just like a digimon!) in a huge fan movement, involving also Facebook and this petition. Originally, our goal was to ask exclusively for Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode for 3DS, an enhanced port of the PSP game Digimon World Re:Digitize, a complete remake of that first beloved Digimon World. Recently, Bandai Namco noticed our movement, seeing us as a campaign to check the general interest in Digimon games.

That is why, after reaching our 30.000 signatures, we decided to also include ANY Digimon games on ANY console, hence counting in the recently announced Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth for PSVita, that is slated to be released in 2015 in Japan.

Western branches of Bandai Namco seem to not believe in the Digimon brand anymore, thinking that it is only for kids who currently do not seem to be interested in Digimon. We are here exactly to prove the contrary: there is still a huge number of dedicated and passionate fans (adult fans too) all over the world who grew up watching those incredible animated series and that are itching to play new, quality Digimon games again.

All the more so that the two games we are currently asking for, Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode and Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth, are indeed not for children, but particularly indicated to young adults, who are exactly the demographic we represent.

What we ask for is Bandai Namco to listen to the voice of their Digimon fans worldwide and consider localizing those awesome games again, starting from the two most recent titles: Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode (3DS) and Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth (PSVita).

UPDATE: we entered the second phase of our campaign! In addition to signing the petition, please join us in our topics on the Bandai Namco Forums! Choose according to your country:

Europe, Australasia, South Africa, South-East Asia:

North, Central and South America:!

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    Francesco Donatiello started this petition with a single signature, and now has 65,420 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.