Poor first gig
It often feels like there are two contrasting ways to critique these anime-esque Japanese role-playing games. Do you rate it expecting readers to have intricate pre-existing knowledge of the tropes and experience that they're signing up for, considering that the vast majority with any potential interest will? Or do you discard this...
There are no shortage of custom PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan, but that's not stopping Sony from preparing another trio of personalised platforms in order to tie in to the forthcoming Hyperdimension Neptunia VII. Due out on 23rd April in the Land of the Rising Sun, the Purple, Noire, and Goddess options will cost ¥41,980 ($352) apiece,...
Get close up with Compile Heart's latest
It's taken quite a while for the Japanese role-playing games to strut their stuff on the PlayStation 4, but Compile Heart's first next-gen release Omega Quintet is now weeks away from waltzing its way to the West. Starring a group of pop idols who are tasked with saving the world with twee tunes, this...
Too many games, too little time
Everyone needs a change of pace sometimes, and the Goddesses of the Hyperdimention Neptunia universe are no different. Not only is the PlayStation CPU starring in her own game Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart, but it's also the first strategy role-playing game in the franchise – a perfect fit for its Vita...
Concerned about the lack of Japanese role-playing games on the PlayStation 4? You can always count on Compile Heart to plug the gap. Writing on Twitter earlier today, the prolific publisher confirmed that Omega Quintet will be waltzing into Europe and North America in Spring 2015. The title deployed in its native nation earlier...
Ain't no party like a Verse Maiden party
As far as this editor’s concerned, there simply aren’t enough games starring pop bands with superpowers, so Compile Heart’s impending PlayStation 4 exclusive Omega Quintet sounds like a real breath of fresh air. Combining both the idol simulation and Japanese role-playing game genres, you’ll play as...
One of the bigger criticisms pointed at the PlayStation 4 right now is that its library largely consists of Western developed games. While there are some strong titles in its roster – including inFAMOUS: Second Son and Resogun – it’d be nice to see a few titles making the journey from overseas. Thankfully, Tokyo-based outfit...
Z is a magic number
With the exception of Persona 5, there aren't exactly a truckload of new titles tearing onto the PlayStation 3 this year. But if you're looking for a reason to dust off that DualShock 3 controller, and you're too terrified to look through your backlog, perhaps Mugen Souls Z will be of interest. This jaunty JRPG from developer...
Probably not safe for work
Compile Heart’s no stranger to bringing supposedly sexy content to the PlayStation Vita. Monster Monpiece, its previous release for the portable platform, saw you rubbing the system's front and back touch panels in suggestive back and forth motions in order to pleasure the flustered anime ladies on screen – but the...
It's raining, er, girls
Compile Heart is whipping out the hair straighteners and short skirts yet again, confirming that the original Hyperdimension Neptunia is set to strut its way onto the PlayStation Vita in Japan this October. The game – memorably dubbed Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 – will feature the enhanced visuals and combat...
Deploying this summer in Japan
The ongoing battle for Gamindustri and its inhabitants will make the transition to PlayStation Vita, an article in Dengeki PlayStation magazine has revealed. Siliconera reports that Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP will launch on 20th June in Japan, though additional details are scarce. Previous instalments in the...
Subtle as a brick
You might not want to play Compile Heart’s latest PlayStation Vita title on the train. The so-called card game – entitled Monster Monpiece – sees you rubbing the system’s front and rear touch panels like... Well, we’ll leave that to your imagination. The full title will feature 40 different virtual girls to grope, each...
If you're not familiar with the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, it's a JRPG take on the console wars
Get this, the game is set in the fictional world of Gaminudtri. Brilliant, huh? While the first game explored the rivalry between home consoles, it's sequel — due out in Europe on February 24th and North America on February 28th — looks at the portable market. Of course, you're not actually..