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Digimon Digital Card Battle

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Title Screen

Digimon Digital Card Battle

Also known as: Digimon World: Digital Card Arena (JP)
Developer: Bandai
Publisher: Bandai
Platform: PlayStation
Released in JP: December 20, 2000
Released in US: June 28, 2001
Released in EU: July 5, 2002


RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


Digimon Digital Card Battle steps away from the monster-raising simulation that the franchise was more well known for at the time, and instead pitches the avatar tamer against various Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02 characters in card game duels.

Regional Differences

International Japan

A few changes were made to the opening video.

The Japanese version of the game uses the Season 2 opening theme "Target" during the intro cutscene. All other versions use the regular Digimon theme from the American dub.

After the words flash by the second time, the graphics shown differ between the two differ. In the international release, the card passes through a blue hexagon before shooting into the air via some green and yellow bands. In the Japanese version, it shoots straight past some yellow bands instead.

When summoning Imperialdramon in the international versions, a Veemon card is used. In the Japanese version, the card is Imperialdramon himself.

The text at the end spells out Digital Monster in the international release, and Digimon World in the Japanese version.

International Japan
DigimonCardBattle-Title.png DigitalCardArena-Title.png

The international release uses a pixelated font for the subtitle, whereas Japan use a normal font. The copyright text is also a different font And of course, there's a noticeable difference in the two logos, with the Japanese logo changing color as well. Since their real life counterparts have a different design, the back of the Digimon cards have been altered to better fit their region.

International Japan
DigimonCardBattle-Options.png DigitalCardArena-D1GrandPrix.png

The Japanese version of the game has one additional option - ディーワン グランプリ (D-1 Grand Prix).

DigimonCardArena-Challenge.png
Hmmm...
To do:
Document this. Might need PocketStation for some parts, by the looks of it.
International Japan
DigimonCardBattle-Tamer.png DigitalCardArena-Tamer.png

It's not just the opening and title screen that changed the card backs. Oh, no. Every single image containing the card backs has been changed.