Hyperdimension Neptunia U is a PS Vita game developed by the studio behind Senran Kagura
posted on 04.08.14 at 08:08 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Victory II platform still unannounced.

Chou Jigen Action Neptune U

Hyperdimension Neptunia U (Chou Jigen Action Neptune U) is a PS Vita title, this week’s Dengeki PlayStation reveals. 

The action game spin-off of the Neptunia series will be developed by Senran Kagura studio Tamsoft and launch in Japan on August 28 for 6,800 yen at retail, with a limited edition version planned for 7,980 yen. A downloadable version will also be available, but pricing hasn’t been announced.

Dengeki’s report introduces Neptune, Noire, Blanc, and Vert, as well as their goddess transformations, and new Dengeki mascot character Dengekiko.

The magazine also has an update on Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II. Its platform and release date are still unannounced, but other details were revealed.

  • There is a new character named Uzume Tenousei who has red pigtails and carries a megaphone.
  • There is another new character with blonde pigtails. Perhaps a goddess?
  • A fully-grown Neptune will appear. But she can’t become a goddess because she’s different from the Neptune in the Hyperdimension.

The game will have three stories drawn across three different dimensions. They are:

  • Zero Dimension Game Neptune Z: Ragnarok of the Cliff Abyss Goddess
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia G: Gold Vanguard Gamindustri Existence of Change
  • Heart Dimension Game Neptune H: Trilogy Final Into the Legend

Apologies if any of these sound off. They’re rough to translate all around, and we’d need more story context to really know what some of the terminology is referring to.

Thanks, Sokuho@Hokanko.

  • Zackasaur

    It’s hilarious to see a Vita game with “U” at the end of the title. lulz

    • Luna Kazemaru

      more funny people thought it was a wiiu game because of the U

      • jujubee88

        To the initiated, it makes sense. I am the unitiated (as are a few others in this very thread).


    • dark-kyon

      if you think the hilarious is what nintendo call his console wii u and also put a U a the end of the games names,you know if somebody want to make a sequel to a game must put at end of the name U2,i believe what compile heart is making fun of the ineptitude of nintendo.

  • MrFinalgamer

    To everyone that thought this game was for the Wii U.

    • OlimacFTW

      Seriously, Who understand this people? They brag like crazy when a game appears on Vita, but when a game appears for another handheld or console they cry like beggars.

      • MrFinalgamer


        I was mostly poking fun at the fact that the game had a U on the title, and it looked like it was going to be on the Wii U, but instead landed on the Vita of all places. Kind of a troll move by CH

        • Altin

          Nintendo does not own any copyrights for one single latter.

          • British_Otaku

            Very true, but the general assumption this generation is that games with “3D” in the title are on the 3DS (hence people flipped out a bit when Super Mario 3D World was announced) or ones with “U” in the title are on the Wii U (see this).

            Previously, many games with a “DS” acronym somewhere or “We”/”Wii” in the title were assumed to be on those systems and so on.

            The assumption isn’t sensible, but there is a reason why we make the assumption.

          • MrFinalgamer

            If a game is called “Something” U, then it’s natural to assume that that game would be for the Wii U, and not for another system, specially one that doesn’t even have a “u” on it’s name.

            Like having a game like, say, Final Fantasy 64, in something like the Saturn.

      • jujubee88
  • babybabybabybaby

    Older Nep’s pretty cute. Dem legs.

    • jujubee88

      I’m sure the designer appreciated that. lol

    • TwinBuns

      It looks like she’s been wearing her hoody for so long it turned black (that was a joke…).

  • TheExile285

    Interested in both of these.

  • gg133
    • jujubee88

      Love the gloss of the paper meeting that gel-y (character) design. So lush!

  • dark-kyon

    hyperdimension neptunia u is in good hands,seriously compile hearts is handling the spinoff very good,the next can be a 2d fighter made for arksyswork and i can die in peace.

    • Pipe

      After the trainwreck that was PP I’m waiting for reviews before I ever touch a Tamsoft game again.

  • Bobby Jennings

    Excited for this one!

  • Takane Shijou

    Well, with ReBirth on the way, I’m definitely going to have to pick up a Vita now. Especially after this.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Vita huh. Works for me.

  • Varnes

    “faints from excitement”

  • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Panda

    Wait Sal, it’s going to have torn clothes like Senran Kagura?

    • Kayseur

      Most likely, yes. The source says there’ll be power-up when your clothes get torn up. It might be comparable to Senran Kagura’s mode when you get in underwears and have an attack boost (and reduced defense).

  • http://chaosraiden.blogspot.com/ Chaos Raiden

    Looking forward to it a lot.

  • ragingmerifes

    Guess it was stupid of me not to get a Vita. Time to do it now.

    • jujubee88

      Not stupid. Just miscalculated.

  • Audie Bakerson

    Well pretty much anyone is better than in-house, though I can’t say I’m too impressed with Tamsoft gameplaywise.

  • uhawww

    Very nice.

  • Nerroth

    If the action game ends up borrowing elements from Shinovi Versus, it would be only appropriate to see MarvelousAQL-chan show up.

    • jujubee88

      If I’m not mistaken, All neptunia games are/will be localized.

      • Nerroth

        What I meant is that the Maker based on MAQL would be a good fit for a game like this, since she is based on the Senran Kagura franchise in the first place (and is voiced by Asuka’s Japanese VA):


        • TheBlackRabbit

          That shirt needs a little assistance……it can’t hold the avalanche back, D:

        • jujubee88

          My mistake. I probably replied to the wrong post somehow that brought up the issue of localization.

          Also, from what I understand yeah it seems about right.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    I wonder why they’re so secretive bout Victory II’s platform.

    Reminds me of Yakuza: Ishin prior to revealing it was a PS4/3 title.

  • Shippoyasha

    Oh God. Senran Kagura and Neptunia crossover. I can dream.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    so it’s not Wii U

    • RoboAddy

      BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA are you for real right now?

      • Renaldi Saputra

        well no prob for me
        Wii U got no love :p

      • jujubee88

        It does have “U” in the name. It is a strange coincidence.

  • pixxxelz

    I thought it was gonna be a Wii U game, glad it isn’t

  • Wolf Star

    I want to get Hyperdimention Neptunia V now since there isn’t any Vita port announced plus I’m 100% sure V-II will be a Ps4 game. Also I’m deffinelty getting Hyperdimention Neptunia U for Ps vita whenever it comes out in US :D
    Hell I’m getting Hyperdimention Neptunia PP and Rebirth 1 this summer. This will be my first Neptunia games since I never played them :) and I skipped over the PS3 ver since I heard terrible things about it.

    • TheExile285

      What about the Noire SRPG? :o

      • Wolf Star

        I have forgotten about that one :/ that too :D

    • Pipe

      You are quite misinformed there. The PS3 ones are the good ones, PP is terrible and Re;Birth1 is the best of the series so far.

      • Wolf Star

        I heard V is good

        • OverlordZetta

          V is one of the PS3 ones.

          • Wolf Star

            Yeah I know since they aren’t making Ps vita ver of V.. Then I’ll just get PS3 ver. Plus V-II is coming out soon.

            • Pipe

              No no no. It’s not V-II, it’s VII a roman 7. This game is not a sequel to V, it’s a new game.

              • Wolf Star

                What should I call the new Hyperdimention Neptunia game?? VII?? Lol the game is a sequel to V.

                • Pipe

                  No, the developers stated in an interview that it’s not a sequel. It’s Choujigen Game Neptune 7, since it’s the seventh game in the series.

                  • Wolf Star

                    Ok soo why is there a 2 in it? That part I’m confused if it’s not a sequel.

                    • Pipe

                      A lot of people are asking that. Only time will tell, but it certainly isn’t a sequel.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Alright cool :)

    • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

      >plus I’m 100% sure V-II will be a Ps4 game

      I seriously doubt it.

      A lot of these niche developers don’t immediately move onto new platforms as soon as they come out.

      • Wolf Star

        It can happen :D plus ps4 is out lol

        • Manny Being Manny

          PS4 is out, yes, but fans of niche games aren’t exactly the first to jump to the new systems, nor do niche developers have the money to really take advantage of a new system. Its best for small developers to wait a couple years until the price of development is more manageable and the demographics they are aiming towards have moved to the next gen.

          Plus, a 2014 release tells me they’re using the same engine as before… it would take longer to make a new engine for PS4 then that.

          • Wolf Star

            They can use the same engine on the Ps4. Make it Ps4/PS3 game.. It doesn’t have to be new engine. Unless they already planned it ahead.. Meh we will see. It looks sick!! :)

      • Ladius

        Idea Factory is a noticeable exception, they were among the first jrpg developer to jump on both PS3 and X360 last gen. It isn’t like their audience expects them to make use of the new hardware aside from some small upgrade, given the budget they work with they can’t hope to push even PS3 too much.

  • Elvick

    Sounds awesome. Can’t wait. :D

  • z_merquise

    3D action game Neptunia for the Vita sounds interesting to me.

    And it’s good that they got a developer who had experience in making action games especially that I read some good things in regards to Senran Kagura’s gameplay.

  • Eclipse

    It’d be awesome if Takaki ends up being in charge of Neptune U.

    Tamsoft x Compile Heart <3

    • Anime10121

      Clothes ripping goddesses…. I’m down with that ;P

      Heck, we’ve already got a battle torn Nep Nep up there :D

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    This pleases me so much. Nep action, Blanc action, my Vita’s not ready for all the games lately.

  • TimRobbins

    You missed the other news. They also just revealed Senran Kagura Vita for the Wii U.

  • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

    Need More RPG for Vita <3

    • jujubee88

      Always, my friend. Always!

  • artemisthemp

    Fully grown Neptune sound really interesting :)

    • Histirea

      Adult!Nep looks more like Purple Heart, which is probably to be expected, and I love it.

    • Wolf Star

      It is :D

  • tomato_ketchup

    time to buy vita, oh wait, i forgot i already had one :P

  • refrain
    • Anime10121

      Throws money at Refrain, scans, and Compile Heart! Money only reaches door a few feet away, am disappoint :(

  • refrain

    Some infro from the interview

    -V-2 is not a sequel of V
    -VII will have 3 stories:
    Zero Dimension will have a big bad to fight focusing on the critical point where the godess(es) gets saved.
    Hyper Dimension will be about the forgotten goddess’ whose existence was stolen away from her and the relation between godesses and goldside.
    Heart Dimension will be an adventure into the heart of a goddess, her normally hidden away goddess form might become clear in this one.
    – The story and gameplay is different for each dimension, they said it’d be like 3 game in 1
    – Uzume might be the last goddess in the trailer
    -The candidates, IF, Compa and Histoire are going to appear as well
    -The Golds Sades in not enemies but rivals of the goddesses, they are also a parody of something…
    -2 sub chara shown: Chuko and Seaman(Umi Otoko?), they said Seaman is like Histoire for Uzume
    -Because this is no sequel to V, Pururut and Pishe is out of question
    – There would be a special battle with an extra large enemy and it’d be different than ordinary battle
    – They promised big improvement on customization, combo link and lily sistem

    U info:

    -Dengekiko can transform, but it’s not goddess transformation

    -The U in the title has a meaning, but it’s a secret for now

    Geki Noire is 99% completed.

    • fyi1191

      Geki Noire is 99% completed.

      ^ best news. That 0.x% is probably the release date.

  • Nerroth

    The first teaser clip for Victory II is up:


    EDIT: Also, the teaser site for U went live:


  • dark-kyon

    she is the master of sexymoe.

  • Manny Being Manny

    What makes you think its PS4? Given the demographics of the series, that doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense. Compile Heart doesn’t really have the budget to take advantage of PS4 yet anyway.

  • DesmaX

    They don’t even take advantage of the PS3.

    And, to be fair, they do jump to the newer consoles as soon as possible (I mean, they were one of the first to make JRPG’s for the PS3)

  • Manny Being Manny

    I guess its possible, but I think for a smaller developer like Compile Heart, they’d be best off focusing on Vita development over PS4. The budgets are smaller and the type of audience you’re making games for are more likely to own a Vita.

  • DesmaX

    Maybe, but releasing a JRPG early could make people just looking for a game of the genre to pick it up, and maybe it will bring more people to the franchise. At this point the PS4 only has Natural Doctrine as a JRPG

  • Ladius

    Unless I’m forgetting something, Idea Factory was behind the first PS3-exclusive jrpg too, Mist of Chaos, even if it ended up staying in Japan.

  • Ladius

    They can easily make it into an action-rpg rather than a simple brawler (or a brawler with levels and some degree of customization, which could still satisfy the target audience), given the Neptunia franchise’ roots.