Earlier today, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 was announced for European and American release later this year on PS Vita. With the popularity the series has seen amongst the fans of the games, this probably didn’t come as a great surprise to many. Although, with this newest entry in the series, Idea Factory International will be publishing the title, rather than NIS America, who localised the previous games since the original release of Hyperdimension Neptunia on the PS3. Re;Birth 1 is a remake of the first title in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, released back in 2011. This new version reworks the original, adding new game mechanics, additional event scenes and characters and an improved battle system, lifted from the recent Neptunia Victory game. This could be a good game to pick up for those who were not particularly impressed with the gameplay of the original, but liked the subsequent releases, MK2 a & V, which both vastly improved the game experience.
Along with this changeover in who will be bringing the games to the west, the title’s logo has been given a makeover, differentiating it from the NIS America released games:
In their announcement, Idea Factory International set a release window of late summer both in Europe and North America for the PS Vita. No details about the release medium have been confirmed so far, but we would hope that it sees a simultaneous release as physical copies and a PSN download. More details will be made available soon.
—– Original Press Release Below ——
LOS ANGELES, CA., March 25, 2014 – Idea Factory International is excited to announce that
Hyperdimension Neptunia™ Re;Birth1, a new installment of the long-loved fan favorite RPG series,
Hyperdimension Neptunia, will be released on PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system in the
North American and European markets in the late summer of this year. Hyperdimension Neptunia
Re;Birth1 is a remake of Hyperdimension Neptunia™, which was previously released for the PlayStation®3
computer entertainment system in 2011. Renewed event conversations, graphics, and newly added game
mechanics will entertain fans who have already played the PlayStation3 version of Hyperdimension
Neptunia as well as newcomers to the series. More detailed information regarding the release method
and the release date will be available soon!
Gamindustri: One of many parallel universes protected by four goddesses known as CPUs. Long ago,
these four CPUs engaged in a war for supremacy known as the War of the Guardians. However, this war
weakened their protective hold on the world inhabited by their people, and in turn it was flooded by
monsters under the influence of an individual known as Arfoire.
During the War of the Guardians, one of the CPUs—Neptune—was defeated by the others and hurled
down to the world’s surface from the heavens. The drop caused Neptune to lose her memories, as
learned by Compa and IF, who happen upon the fallen girl. A mysterious book containing knowledge of all
Gamindustri’s history suddenly speaks out to Neptune, Compa, and IF. With the assistance of this sentient
book, the trio embark on an extraordinary journey across four different nations on a quest to save the
Key Features and Differences from the PlayStation®3 version
- An overhauled battle system! Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 takes the original game and equips it
with the battle system of Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory! This gives the player a more in-depth gaming
- New scenario, new ending! The main story and event scenes are renewed from the PlayStation3 version.
The core storyline will remain mostly the same, but the conversations between characters are all new! A
new ending has been added as well! This will allow players returning from the PlayStation3 version to
enjoy the game anew!
- New “Remake System”! A new system has been added to Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1: the
“Remake System”! It lets players customize and make changes to the game system itself by obtaining
- Receive Blank Discs to craft your own Game Discs! You can create unique equippable items by burning
Idea Chips (abilities) onto Blank Discs! Depending on the Idea Chips used, a Godly Game may result, which
will grant you an additional ability!
- DLC brings more playable characters and more! Additional characters will be playable through DLC;
players can increase the level cap to 999; and additional monsters, quests, and dungeons will be available!