by Marlan Moore | staff editor
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory is the third installment of the Hyperdimension Neptunia RPG series that pokes fun at the game industry and the console wars between Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft.
Neptunia Victory takes lead character Neptune and transports her to the past — the 1980s, to be exact. Here’s the full synopsis:
Several years after preventing Arfoire’s revival, Gamindustri has remained at peace. The CPUs and their younger sisters have been enjoying their quiet lives for a while… Then one day, the CPU of Planeptune—Neptune—is sent to another dimension. This new dimension feels very much like her own…except it has only progressed to the Gamindustri of the 1980s. In this dimension, a group of villains calling themselves the “Seven Sages” are trying to create a world free from the rule of CPUs. With help from her new friends, including that dimension’s CPU of Planeptune—Plutia—Neptune begins her quest to protect a totally different Gamindustri in her brand-new adventure!
The latest installment of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series will have the following features:
- Dynamic Combat: Freely move units in battle to tackle foes! Set up your own combos, fill up the EXE Drive gauge, and then deal “massive damage” with your finishing attacks!
- Scout System: Send out Scouts to explore and gather information on dungeons! Level them up so they can find things you may have missed on your adventure!
- Flag System: Break or repair “flag” triggers in dungeons to activate different events when your Scouts return from exploring! This can change enemy spawns or reveal new items!
- Create Game Discs: Obtain blank discs and burn different types of data onto them to access new abilities! With the right combinations, you may even make a Godly Game! It’s your chance to craft your own AAA title for Neptune and her friends to equip!
Along with the latest installment of the series on the PS3, NIS America is releasing a Neptunia iPhone app in March that will allow users to take pictures with game characters Neptune and Noire, use their voices as an alarm clock, and more. The official Neptunia website has more information on all things Neptunia.
The trailer for Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory can be found below.