Earlier in the week we brought you news of Megadimension Neptunia VIIR; which following an initial reveal during the Dengeki Game Festival 2017 back in March this year, was finally given the green light for a Western release earlier this week.
Megadimension Neptunia VIIR is an ‘enhanced’ version of 2016 Japanese role-playing game (JRPG) Megadimension Neptunia VII (which did receive a worldwide release) and developed by Idea Factory International and Compile Heart will be brought to the PlayStation VR in both Europe and the North America during Spring next year. It follows a Japanese release two months ago on August 24th.
Indications are the VR gameplay will be story-based with character focused ‘slice of life’ feel. Progress through the main campaign of the videogame will, at points reveal what is being referred to as ‘Scenario VR Events’ with additional ‘Daily VR Events’ also taking place.
“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.” Explains the official Megadimension Neptunia VIIR website. “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.”
You can see an array of new screenshots for the title below.
The Hyperdimension Neptunia series began life in 2010 with an exclusive title then for the PlayStation 3, with the series deriving its name from the abandoned SEGA Neptune console. It’s references to the videogame industry, particular its characterisations made of other company consoles all of which are engaging in a “Console War” made it a curiosity to the gaming fraternity when it first came out. With gameplay a combination of the dungeon crawling JRPG style popularised by some of the more recent titles in Square Enix’s Final Fantasy series, combined with elements of Japanese visual novels. The Neptunia series has since spun off into other media such as music, manga and even an anime series (Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation)
VRFocus will bring you more news on this and other PlayStation VR titles very soon.