The console-tan moepocalpyse will continue, with Compile Heart announcing two new games in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, both for the PS Vita. Few details have been given beyond the titles: Chou Megami Shinkou Noire Gekishin Black Heart and Chou Ji Jigen Game Neptune Re; Birth 1 (semicolon intentional, apparently). That first mouthful will star the character Noire, while the second was announced with the cryptic message “Neptune, restart.”
Both are scheduled for a 2013 release in Japan.
I suppose “bonanza” is a bit strong for “these two games are coming out in Europe,” but what the heck. Persona 4: Golden, AKA probably the best reason to own a Vita right now, will hit European markets starting February 22. Completely unrelated game Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory will spread its console moepocalypse on March 15.
NIS America has revealed the release date for Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory. The console-tan moepocalypse resumes in North America on March 12, 2013; Europe, March 15.
Title has it all. By way of Dengeki Playstation, Compile Heart has revealed the launch date for God Dimensional Game Neptune V: August 30.
And should you need more Japanese eccentricity in your life, NIS America has you covered with their own press release: Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 will be released on February 28 in North America, with a European release on the 24th.
And we’re back on task, no worse for wear. Well, I’m still fighting a cough, but at least we’re up and running again. As I said yesterday, sorry for the delay folks. Fortunately it wasn’t too busy a news week so I had time to chew on some rich, yummy financial analysis alongside the TGS leftovers. Let’s get down on it, shall we?
- Tokyo Game Show wrap-ups: 3DS releases are promising and its match-up with the Vita is the fight to watch; Square Enix needs something to reassure fans it knows what it’s doing, which probably isn’t FFXII-2; Konami lets Suikoden out of the cellar into yet another cellar; Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 confuses yet taps into the mysterious ‘buy me’ impulse; Namco-Bandai still hates money.
- Dualshockers.com provides some insights into the Japanese stock market and its reactions to TGS. Short version: Sony should be thankful Japan likes the Vita. The full article is definitely worth the read.
- Sony has a brief network outage that’s quickly corrected as authorities nab yet more LulzSec participants. The irony of this is not lost on me.
- A university study crowdsources viral protein modeling to a bunch of FoldIt players, with surprising results. Look to see someone try to weaponize this in the near future.
- Not exactly game-related, but the CERN researchers firing a particle that seemingly broke the speed of light is too fascinating not to discuss and/or fantasize about. Read up on it if you haven’t already, it could very well be science fiction in the making.
- And speaking of science gone mad, code-hunters find an apparent teaser for Half-Life 2: Episode 3 in Valve’s DotA 2. Don’t play games with my heart, Valve. Just… don’t.
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Amidst the hubbub of the Tokyo Game Show, Nippon Ichi issued press releases announcing their upcoming titles. On the Disgaea front, Netherworld Unbound is planned for the Android mobile platform this Winter, while Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention will show up on a PS Vita next year. Also appearing in 2012 are Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk 2 (PS3) and Clan of Champions (PS3, 360, and PC).
It may be a smidge crass to make light of the upcoming hurricane, but on the other hand there has never been a better time to LEAVE THE BRONX! YOU ARE ORDERED TO LEAVE THE BRONX!
I jest because I care, and because MST3K was brilliant. But seriously, best of luck to everybody on the east coast. In the meantime, we have some media for you: Dark Souls, Frontier Gate, Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2, and Ragnarok: Hikari to Yami no Koujo. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 08/26/11’ »
Evening, folks! Hope you brought your appetite for media, because we have, shall we say, generous portions. In today’s update: Cardboard Troopers, Dai 2 Ji Super Robot Taisen OG, Dragon’s Crown, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Grand Knight’s History, Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2, Pandora’s Tower, Tales of the Abyss 3DS, Tales of Xillia, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Dig in! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 06/13/11’ »
Happy Easter, folks! The news doesn’t take holidays, however, so here’s what’s new and exciting:
- A reading from the Book of Royko: the proper way to deal with a hangover. Sony is gonna need this. And speaking of which…
- Sony’s PSN shutdown continues for as-yet unexplained reasons. Valve cannot possibly be amused by this.
- Ironically, the PSP Go quietly slips out the back during this same time. With the PSN down, it shall not be missed.
- More Wii 2 specs: screens on controllers, Radeon hardware in the box, and a potential price range. And the crowd falls silent.
- Very Serious People say Nintendo is doooooooomed! because it doesn’t sell games for $0.99. Yeah, I’m not seeing it either.
- Obsidian lays off a few New Vegas personnel. Speculation abounds on what this means and what Obsidian does best. Hint: more Bethsidian Fallout please.
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution devs respond to fans, the ESRB launches a machine to do their job for them, and so much more!
Continue reading ‘What Happened This Week – The Industry Drives People to Binge Drinking’ »
Just in case you needed some visuals to go along with the announcement below, Dengeki was kind enough to provide screens and artwork for Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2. Along with that we’ve got some Final Fantasy Type-0, Dissidia 012 Duodecim, Pandora’s Tower, and Tales of the Abyss 3DS. Check it out: Continue reading ‘Mass Media 04/23/11’ »
For those who didn’t get enough of the console-tan moepocalypse, Compile Heart is happy to indulge you with a sequel to Hyperdimension Neptunia. The aptly-titled Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 is headed for the PS3 in Japan, with the standard version at ¥7329 and an as-yet-undetailed limited edition for ¥9429. While the original featured personified game consoles and companies, it looks like the sequel will focus more on handhelds.
No release date was given and a US release was not announced.
People of the internet, how’s it going today? Got plenty going on this week:
- Hyperdimension Neptunia looks less weird than advertised.
- Dragon Age 2‘s demo will hit the million downloads, not that it matters for the bonuses.
- Social network gaming versus traditional development: who will inspire more premature conclusions?
- China steals Japan’s spot as the #2 economy in the world, but on closer inspection there’s far more to the story.
- Sony “not deliberating” a PS4, a man gets stabbed over a text message typo, knock-offs, torrents, and reboots.
Continue reading ‘What Happened This Week – China Declines Japan’s Friend Request’ »
By way of press release, NIS America announced that Hyperdimension Neptunia is available at US retailers today. You may recall that Neptunia, a PS3 RPG, focuses on game companies and consoles embodied as robots and cute girls that do battle in the world of Gamindustri, presumably letting players relive their fondest memories of console rivalry.
Neptunia‘s Premium Edition comes with a hardcover art book, and those in the mood for further mind-bending moe mashups can check out the official site this-a-way.
In a recent press release, NIS America revealed an interesting new addition to their lineup, care of developer Idea Factory: Hyperdimension Neptunia, a game about game consoles and companies personified as cute girls and robots that fight each other. You take the role of Neptune, seeking to rescue the captive Histoire and save the world of Gamindustri from the machinations of Arfoire.
Take a moment for all that to sink in. Ready? Okay, moving on. Neptunia is bound for the PS3, and players bent on some console-tan action can get started by Spring of 2011.