If you’re into Japanese games and haven’t heard of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series then you must have been living under a rock. Idea Factory and Compile Heart’s very moe JRPG analog of the games industry has captured the hearts of many. Megadimension Neptunia VII is the debut of the series on PlayStation 4, and it’s heading to the west in early 2016!
Some people have called the Japanese version of Megadimension Neptunia VII three games in one, as it basically is. The game features three different story modes, set in three different worlds. The Japanese translations of these story modes are Zero Dimension Game Neptune Z, Hyperdimension Game Neptune G, and Heart Dimension Game Neptune H.
G.C. 2015 – Gamindustri has entered a precarious season known as the CPU Shift Period. During this time of social unrest, deprecating rumors about the CPUs have begun to saturate Gamindustri. Neptune and the others worry the citizens will soon call for new leaders to replace the them and that their rule will end.
In these critical moments for Planeptune, Neptune and Nepgear mysteriously disappear. Their destination: a divergent world, nearing its catastrophic end, called the Zero Dimension. They encounter the last remaining CPU of this world, Uzume Tennouboshi, who is desperately waging a lonely battle against a colossal evil known as the Dark CPU.
Will Neptune and Nepgear be able to work together with Uzume
in order to save Zero Dimension from tragedy? So begins a new adventure for Neptune…
It looks like the PlayStation 4 debut of the series will not only look nicer and run smoother, but also add quite a few new features to the series.
– New Battle Features Characters can link up for stronger attacks, “Parts Break” allows you to split enemies into pieces to lower their stats and disable special attacks, and “Giant Battles” impose limits that will challenge the strategist in you!
– NEXT mode A second transformation is now available! You can break those big baddies into bits with NEXT mode, which features new special skills and a new costume for the CPUs!
– Three Worlds, Three Stories Three different story modes! With new CPUs and characters at your side, you must fight through three dimensions to save Gamindustri!
– New Dungeon Minigame! An homage to the classic “Spelunker,” you receive special items when you clear this dungeon under the time limit!
Megadimension Neptunia VII will be exclusive to PlayStation 4, and will release both physically and digitally in Early 2016.