So…Hyperdimension Neptunia is kind of a strange series. The original game came out in 2010, and it instantly established itself as one of the most bizarre jRPGs in recent memory. The basic premise of the franchise revolves around a virtual world in which video game consoles are personified as 14 year old girls in sailor outfits. Yes, you read that correctly.
The latest entry in the series, Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, arrives in stores today. While the other games have focused on modern consoles, Victory is taking us back, with characters representing the Playstation, the Famicom, and even the Mega Drive. Victory also hosts some new features according to a press release put out by NIS America:
- 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!
You can get your copy of Hyperdimension Neptunia exclusively on PS3.