HYPERDIMENSION NEPTUNIA RE;BIRTH1 WILL BE RELEASED ON AUGUST 26 IN NORTH AMERICA, AND DIGITALLY RELEASED ON AUGUST 27 IN EUROPE!

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, July 6, 2014

Idea Factory International has confirmed the release date for Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1, the Playstation Vita of the original Neptunia title. The game will be out on August 26th in North America and August 27th in Europe. Unfortunately if you’re in Europe it’s digital only, but North American fans will have a physical option. The publisher has also confirmed the game will be released digitally in Australia via PSN, but a specific release date was not unveiled.

Although I don’t have a Vita yet myself this is one of the titles I’m interested in grabbing when I do eventually buy one. I liked the Neptunia anime and its fairly lighthearted feel, and from what I understand the first game had a similar approach. The battle system’s also been improved to reflect the more recent entries in the series, making this a game that might be a good starting place for newcomers and a good excuse for established fans to experience Neptunia all over again.

LOS ANGELES, CA., June 24, 2014 –Idea Factory International is thrilled to announce today that Hyperdimension Neptunia™ Re;Birth1, a new installment in the long-loved fan-favorite RPG series Hyperdimension Neptunia, will be released on the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system in physical and digital forms in the North American market on August 26, 2014. It will also be available in digital form in the European market on August 27, 2014. Idea Factory International is also excited to reveal to fans in Australia that the game will be digitally released on the Australian PlayStation®Store! Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 is a remake of Hyperdimension Neptunia, which was previously released for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in 2011. Updated event conversations, graphics, and newly added game mechanics will entertain fans who have already played the PlayStation 3 version of Hyperdimension Neptunia as well as newcomers to the series.

The official website for Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 now features a new promotional trailer! Visit ideafintl.com/rebirth1 to find the trailer and more information about the game!

 

Story

Gamindustri: One of many parallel universes protected by four goddesses known as CPUs. Long ago, these four CPUs engaged in a war for supremacy known as the War of the Guardians. However, this war weakened their protective hold on the world inhabited by their people, and in turn it was flooded by monsters under the influence of an individual known as Arfoire.During the War of the Guardians, one of the CPUs—Neptune—was defeated by the others and hurled down to the world’s surface from the heavens. The fall caused Neptune to lose her memories, as learned by Compa and IF, who happen upon the fallen girl. A mysterious book containing knowledge of all Gamindustri’s history suddenly speaks out to Neptune, Compa, and IF. With the assistance of this sentient book, the trio embark on an extraordinary journey across four different nations on a quest to save the entire world!

 

Key Features and Differences from the PlayStation®3 version

-An overhauled battle system!Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 takes the original game and equips it with the battle system of Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory! This gives the player a more in-depth gaming experience!

-New scenario, new ending!The main story and event scenes are renewed from the PlayStation3 version. The core storyline will remain mostly the same, but the conversations between characters are all new! A new ending has been added as well! This will allow players returning from the PlayStation3 version to enjoy the game anew!

-New “Remake System”!A new system has been added to Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1: the “Remake System”! It lets players customize and make changes to the game itself by obtaining “Plans”!

-Receive Blank Discs to craft your own Game Discs!You can create unique equippable items by burning Idea Chips (abilities) onto Blank Discs! Depending on the Idea Chips used, a Godly Game may result, which will grant you an additional ability!

-DLC brings more playable characters and more! Additional characters will be playable through DLC; players can increase the level cap to 999; and additional monsters, quests, and dungeons will be available!

 

Hyperdimension Neptunia™ Re;Birth1
Console: PlayStation®Vita Release date: 8/26/2014 (US), 8/27/2014 (EU)
Release format: Physical &PSN (NA)/PSN (EU)
Publisher: Idea Factory International
Genre: RPG
Player(s): 1
Voiceover options: Original Japanese/English voiceover
Language format: English subtitles
ESRB/PEGI/USK/AGCB: Teen/12/ 12/ M

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