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Video: Hyperdimension Neptunia Is The RPG With Consoles For Characters

Hyperdimension Neptunia's unique parody of the videogame industry is finally coming stateside soon! The game, a collaboration between NIS, Compile Heart, and Idea Factory, takes place in the world of Gamindustri where the evil Arfoire (R4 carts anyone?) unleashes a terrible evil to destroy everything. The four goddesses Green Heart (an Xbox 360), Black Heart (a PS3), White Heart (a Wii), and Purple Heart (a reference to the never-released Sega Neptune console) must band together to stop the evil menace.

So it's not the most original plot for an RPG, but it's not necessarily meant to be. After all, it's a parody of the industry, and within that a parody of the RPG genre in general. In addition to playing as videogame consoles, in Hyperdimension Neptunia players will also meet characters representing each of the studios that worked on the game: NIS, Compile Heart, and Idea Factory. Add in Sega's influence with characters from Alex Kidd, Golden Axe, Altered Beast, and Space Harrier, and Hyperdimension Neptunia is just overflowing with in-jokes and references.

Perhaps ironically given the game's cast, Hyperdimension Neptunia will release exclusively on the PS3 in February 2011.

7 Comments

Nexus said:

Nope, sorry.
No interest in some freakin' lolicon game.
In fact, who is this article meant for?
I can only assume you writing it for the lesbian (and the one or two straight male) gamers who frequent the site.

Ophenix said:

It looks like it'll be amusing...

And porn-festival-Bayonetta got the gay community's approval so why not this game?

NaviFairy said:

I wrote it for people who enjoy self-referential videogame humor and RPGs, specifically RPGs like Disgaea or the Atelier series. It is possible to enjoy a game without actually being attracted to the characters, right?

Zanxial said:

Personally I think this game looks absolutely adorable. Does this make me a bad gay gamer? No.

Thanks NaviFairy for bringing this game to our attention. I'm sure i'm not the only one who will appreciate it.

faePuck said:

I've passed on trying some of the other NiS mashup games in the past, but this is the first one that's had me interested. Does that mean I'm secretly attracted to underage anime girls?! Say it ain't so!

Nope - I actually just really like the idea of a quest in a universe where game consoles are deities, and one of them was hidden away before she could show her power. It's high-geek fantasy in a gaming package - count me in!

John said:

Cute! I'll give it a try. I believe in supporting as many RPG's as I can play...keep em coming.

This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I enjoy seeing websites that understand the value of providing a prime resource for free. I truly loved reading your post. Thanks!

And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!

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