It was already known that Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart was coming to Europe & North America since last year, but now Idea Factory International has confirmed the release dates for you to add to your gaming calendar!
Available exclusively on the PS Vita, Hyperdevotion Noire will be launching on February 24th in North America at retail and on PSN, while European players will only have to wait a couple days until its EU retail release on the 27th (with its PSN launch coming a week later on the 4th of March). Along with this announcement, IFI also revealed several new screenshots from the english version of the game, showing some of the game’s features.
——– Original Press Release Below ——–
LOS ANGELES, CA., January 7, 2015 – Let the battle begin! Idea Factory International is pumped to announce the release dates for HyperdevotionNoire™: Goddess Black Heart, the very first strategy RPG in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series! It will be available in both physical and digital formats on February 24th in North America. In Europe, people can get it in stores on February 27th, and digitally on March 4th. The game will be available exclusively on thePlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system.
Unlike previous Hyperdimension Neptunia games, HyperdevotionNoire is not set within the world of Gamindustri, but instead within a similar, but separate, world known as “Gamarket”.
The CPUs of each of the four nations are locked in heated battle against one another for dominion over this world. Just as Noire is one step away from complete domination, the CPUs are suddenly robbed of their powers by an unknown force. Now in order to save the world from destruction, the four CPUs must unite Gamarketand defeat the onslaught!
A Moe Army Awaits! You ain’t never seen the CPUs like this! Lead them in their first-ever foray into strategy RPG gameplay, taking on enemies in a whole new way. You’ll fight off hordes of enemies in turn-based strategy, dodging laser beams and flaming pits, and using dangerous environments against your enemy.
Link up with the “Lily System” The more often characters are in battle together, the higher their bond becomes. Activating the “Lily Boost” grants special stats and abilities, while “Lily Points” can be used to activate ultra-special moves and even goddess transformations. Don’t be shy to build up those battle relationships and seal it all with a kiss!
Check your Status! All kinds of funky things can happen in the heat of battle and characters can be hit with status ailments that are both boon and burden. You can get pixelated, zombie-fied, or even turned into a block of tofu! Some status changes come with their own benefit and cost, so keep this in mind during a fight.
Item Customization! You’ll get tons of replay value with so many ways to boost your gear’s stats! The more enemies you defeat, the more items you can get to customize your gear in whatever way you see fit. Let the great experiment begin!
Livin’ the Noire Life! Life’s not all about grid-based battles. Sometimes Noire just wants to relax at home, and with the “Sim Noire” mode you’ll be able to do just that! Customize the place by buying furniture and accessories with in-game points, and make Noire feel like the goddess she is. She’ll also get to go out with friends and build up her social level!