With 2 games from the Hyperdimension Neptunia series already coming to Vita early next year, Idea Factory International has announced a third game, Hyperdimension Neptunia U will also be getting an English Vita release next spring. Fans of the series will be spoiled for choice as this is joining Hyperdimension Npetunia Re;Birth2 & Hyperdevotion Noire, which also are launching in Europe and North America early 2015.
Rather than following the main series, Hyperdemension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed, is a spin-off title, which eschews the series’ JRPG roots for a 3rd person hack ‘n’ slash action game where you’re fighting groups of enemies playing as one of the characters from the games.
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LOS ANGELES, CA., December 19, 2014 – Prepare yourself for a whirlwind of fast-paced action! Hyperdimension Neptunia™ U: Action Unleashed, the first-ever foray into the 3D action hack ‘n’ slash genre for the Hyperdimension Neptunia universe, will be coming to North America and Europe Spring 2015! It will be available exclusively on the PlayStation®Vita in both retail and digital formats. Featuring new playable characters, as well as customizable equipment and over-the-top skills that haven’t been seen in previous Neptunia games, this title has something to offer to old fans of the series and new fans alike.
Gamindustri – a world protected by the four CPUs and their CPU Candidates.
No world can remain unseen by the eyes of evil, but due to the combined efforts of the CPUs and the CPU Candidates, no strong enemies or monsters are able to cause any chaos. Thus, the CPUs and their people find themselves in a peaceful boredom.
Amidst this relaxing time, the CPUs are approached with a fascinating proposition…
Street brawling! For the first time ever, your favorite Neptunia characters will have to hack ‘n’ slashtheir way through waves of enemies in real time! In the free-roaming stages, you’ll get to create chain combos both on the ground and in the air.
Two-person party! With the Dual System, you’ll be able to switch between two characters on the battlefield. Balance out each character’s strengths and weaknesses to create the ultimate battle duo,and even get some new playable characters – some of whom might be familiar from previous Neptunia games.
Let’s get physical! The heat of battle can cause some wear and tear on your outfits. When you experience a “Costume Break,” your outfits will tear, lowering your defense but increasing your critical rate and EXE Drive Gauge. The road to comebacks is paved with ripped fabric!
Skills get the kills! Fill up the EXE Drive Gauge in order to clear the room with two tiers of special attacks, and you might just get a helping hand from your friend later on to perform some super special attacks!