RPGFan


Liz Maas
Hyperdimension Neptunia Gets A Sequel
And while portable-themed, it's not actually on a handheld system. Huh?
04.12.11 - 7:09 PM

Chou Jigen Game Neptune was an RPG themed around gaming consoles and hardware that recently saw its overseas release under the name Hyperdimension Neptunia. And after Compile Heart opened a teaser site a couple of weeks ago, its sequel, Chou Jigen Game Neptune mk-II was made official.

As many of us guessed by its original codename, NPG, it's got a portable theme going for it. But it's not actually going to be a handheld title. Like the original, this one will be a PlayStation 3 title. Dengeki PlayStation had the preliminary details this week, including some main characters: Purple Sister Nepgear (get it? NPG?), Black Sister Uni and White Sister Rom & Ram. Rom & Ram are twins, with Rom having blue hair and pink eyes and Ram being just the opposite, with pink hair and blue eyes. Whereas Rom has a tendency to rush into battle, Ram is more reserved and quiet.

The sequel will include improved graphics and up to four members in battle, and with the Lily System you'll be able to pair two characters. There is also some focus on Mintsubu which is the Japanese word for 'tweeting,' or Twitter. Just like much of real life, everyone in Neptune mk-II is into tweeting, or Mintsubu. Its users will have avatars, a lot of which look like existing video game characters like Mario, Luigi and El Shaddai as depicted by the magazine.

Neptune mk-II's scenario writer is Natsumi Iwasaki. Its release so far looks to be late summer in Japan, and Compile Heart will offer both a regular edition for 7329 yen ($87.61 US) and a special edition for 9429 yen ($112.72 US). The teaser site's countdown runs out in the next couple of days, so expect more details later in the week.


Back





Featured Content
Pillars of Eternity Review
Pillars of Eternity
Review
Blackguards 2 Review
Blackguards 2
Review
Random Encounter Episode 93
Random Encounter Episode 93
Podcast
Story of Seasons Review
Story of Seasons
Review
Xenoblade Chronicles X Preview
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Preview
Etrian Mystery Dungeon Review
Etrian Mystery Dungeon
Review
Music of the Year 2014: Day Seven
Music of the Year 2014
Day Seven
RSS Feeds & More
Complete Feed
Reviews Feed
Media Feed
Random Encounter
Random on iTunes
Rhythm Encounter
Rhythm on iTunes