It’s hard to believe but after years of development and multiple delays, Bandai Namco’s Digimon Survive is on the verge of release. The strategy RPG is also partly a visual novel with player decisions affecting the fates of different characters. During the recent Anime Expo, producer Kazumasa Habu provided new details about the Karma system and attributes.
Your Karma score is the sum of all decisions made, ranging from scheduling plans to fighting or fleeing in certain situations. It’s divided into three types – Moral, Harmony and Wrathful – and whichever is highest will influence Agumon, protagonist Takuma’s Digimon. Moral Karma is gained by making decisions focused on justice, prudence and sacrifice, which aligns with Vaccine attribute Digimon.
Harmony Karma is all about making peaceful, compassionate decisions which align with Data attribute Digimon. Wrathful Karma is garnered from direct and bold decisions, aligning with the Virus attribute Digimon. Based on the Karma scores, it’s easier to recruit certain Digimon in Free Battles.
Given that the game’s attributes follow a rock-paper-scissors system with Vaccine superior to Virus, Virus superior to Data, and Data superior to Vaccine, it’s important to consider certain Karma decisions when building a team. Furthermore, depending on the highest Karma score, you can determine Agumon’s Digivolution path.
Though there are no right or wrong decisions, the game does have multiple endings. Garnering specific Karma scores will likely be necessary to see them all. Digimon Survive is out on July 29th for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch.