Idea Factory International has today announced that the PlayStation VR entry in the hugely popular Megadimension Neptunia series, Megadimension Neptunia VIIR (pronounced “V-two-R”), will see an official release in North America and Europe. Accompanying the announcement is the first official English language trailer for the videogame.
Megadimension Neptunia VIIR is an ‘enhanced’ version of 2016’s Japanese role-playing game (JRPG) Megadimension Neptunia VII. This new rendition features smoother graphics thanks to the use of a new engine, a revamped battle system, and a whole new virtual reality (VR) experience. According to Idea Factory International, players can ‘hang out one-on-one with each of the Gamindustri Goddesses, listen to their conversations, and watch as the Goddesses react to you!’.
The publisher’s description of the story in Megadimension Neptunia VIIR, as depicted on the official western website for the videogame, reads as follows:
In the past, as Gamindustri possessed the technology capable of dimensional interactions, the existence of a parallel world had been confirmed via a shift in a massive amount of data acquired through dimensional observation. Having observed these worlds which possessed different realities than the current one, leading researchers hypothesised a higher dimension had intervened. As a result, one scholar’s thesis spread globally. It stated that the characteristics of the singularity created by the shift implied some sort of sentience behind the interference.
Afterwards, the people of Gamindustri likened the phenomenon to differing endings of a video game based on the person behind the controller. They deified this supposed person, granting names such as “The Player” or “The Guiding Hand.” There were even some people who thanked “The Player” when catastrophic events were resolved seemingly by chance.
Meanwhile, Croire and Neptune, using their ability to travel between dimensions, get caught up in a large incident.
It is because of this that they stumbled into the VR Dimension, where for the first time in history, they are able to contact this person, “The Player,” directly…
Developed by Compile Heart, Megadimension Neptunia VIIR launched in Japan earlier this year complete with a ‘limited edition’ option, including a specially illustrated box, scrapbook, stickers, pouch and Tsuntsun Shichau CD. The western version of the videogame will include the original Japanese voiceover, as well as English language dubbing and subtitle options.
Megadimension Neptunia VIIR will launch throughout North America and Europe in Spring 2018, exclusively for PlayStation 4. The official English language trailer follow below, and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on Megadimension Neptunia VIIR.