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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 Continues the Console War on Vita

Posted by Sammy Barker

Who else wants to hurt Vert?

In a move that’s clearly designed to agitate our obsessive compulsive disorder, Idea Factory has announced that handheld remake Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1shudder – will deploy in the West later this summer. Those of you in North America will be able to buy the PlayStation Vita role-playing game digitally or physically, while it’ll only be available on the PlayStation Store in Europe.

As already alluded, the game is a portable re-master of the original PlayStation 3 exclusive, which parodies the console war. This updated version will include the entirety of the console campaign, in addition to some new conversations and an extra ending. Moreover, it’ll feature both Japanese and English dialogue. Go forth Noire, and save Gamindustri. Sigh.

[via siliconera.com]

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Cloud7794

#1

Cloud7794 said:

So the shudder and sigh: was this a particularly bad Neptunia game? Or is it over the game's presentation and target audience? I'm legitimately confused there. I'm not judging, just curious.

Either way, nice to see the Vita's getting yet another game. This is definitely the year of the Vita, and though I likely won't pick up this game (I've never tried this series), it's still cool to know that the Vita's influx of games and announcements hasn't really slowed :D

MadchesterManc

#2

MadchesterManc said:

@Cloud7794 It was a fairly dire entry in truth on Ps3 due to its lackluster gameplay, but this Vita remaster has been rebuilt using the engine from Victory (the latest entry in the series on Ps3) so its far more playable than the original Ps3 version. The sequel Mk2 was far more improved also, so this Vita remaster is a good way to get into the series for newcomers :) Id hazard a guess the shudder & sigh from @get2sammyb are more than likely due to the games presentation and target audience as I doubt he has much love for the Moe :O

Cloud7794

#4

Cloud7794 said:

@MadchesterManc I saw Victory on sale and it got me curious to take a chance on the series. I'll borrow one of the games from a friend of mine (who buys all things Moe) when he comes back to Florida in the fall, since I already want to give the series a shot. As far as my thoughts on it: if the game's good, I'll play it. I neither like nor dislike Moe in games, though it has kept me from picking up a title before (Mugen Souls). Also considering jumping into the Atelier series.

@get2sammyb I thought it had to be something different, usually you're not so overtly unhappy when writing about such games, though it's kind of obvious they're not quite your thing. The name didn't bother me until you mentioned it though, now it's really getting to me :/ Why is there a semicolon? And why is the 1 attached like that? I would have personally preferred Reb1rth or something.

MadchesterManc

#5

MadchesterManc said:

@get2sammyb haha my mistake. To be honest I tend to just write Rebith when doing articles on it myself, I didnt even realise it used a ; as when I posted this story yesterday I used a : in the title instead :|

@Cloud7794 Im probably a Neptunia fanboy myself. The latter games are pretty solid turn-based RPG's & I love the whacky cast. Victory isn't too bad of a place to start. It kinda doesn't really carry on from Mk2 in a literal sense, so it could be a good way to try the series as its gameplay mechanics are the most solid. There's also a Re;Birth 2 in the works (remaster for Mk2) on Vita so if you enjoyed Victory you could always go back to 1 & 2 on Vita.

AVahne

#7

AVahne said:

I couldn't get into the original because of the gameplay and the framerate... And Compa's voice.
I'll be getting this one though, so hopefully its really improved.

belmont

#8

belmont said:

I really like the Neptunia games and I will certainly get it on Vita. Seems I am not the only fan of the series. I really liked the first better overall though.

Jorzha

#9

Jorzha said:

Never played the first neptunia so i'll definitely be getting this one. I liked mk2 so if this remake will have the same battle system, I will probably like this one as well =)

artemisthemp

#10

artemisthemp said:

I really looking forward to playing HDN Re; Birth 1 on Vita even if, it's Digital only.

However I know the reason, why IdeaFactory International can't publish a psychical copy in EU

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