This is a screenshot for Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth for the PlayStation Vita. It's a game that probably won't make it to North America. It's not even due out in Japan until 2015. I'm so excited.
It's a little irrational, sure. I am a Digimon fan, after all. Not a super-hardcore fan, but enough of one that I saw the Digimon movie in theatres 11 years before I had children. I even brought a date.
Still, I barely know anything about Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth. To be honest, until I saw these screens on Siliconera this morning, I didn't know it existed. But now I know there is a game coming out in Japan in the year after next that lets me run around followed by Agumon and friends. That's good enough for me.
Look, they're gonna get into a fight. It's a training role-playing game, so perhaps a turn-based battle is about to happen. It doesn't matter -- as long as I have Agumon, Terriermon and Angewomon by my side, I can never fail.
My Vita's not been getting a lot of play lately -- mainly role-playing games, mostly PSP JRPG titles. I like the system, but I don't quite love it. I feel no qualms about tossing it into a drawer or a bag, maybe slipping it into the same pocket with my keys.
But with Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth on the horizon, maybe it's time I started taking care of it. Or I can just buy a new one in 2015, when they'll be $US150.