Dark Goddesses revealed for Hyperdimension Neptunia VII

A deeper look at the "other" Neptune and Uzume Tennohboshi, too.

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II

Leaks for this week’s issue of Dengeki PlayStation reveal a feature article for Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II, with a major focus on new enemies known as the “Dark Goddesses,” as well as on the previously detailed new, separate incarnation of Neptune, among other things.

For starters, the Dark Goddesses’ CG models are shown off in the magazine, with designer Naohiro Washio remarking that he ensured they would fit within the established conventions for the series’ main goddesses and overall series’ sensibilities in general, feeling content at what he was able to turn out in the end. A fight with one of the Dark Goddesses, Dark Purple, is also shown. Given the huge size disparity, with Dark Purple clocking in at 30 meters tall, players have to hop aboard a floating island and take her on with Skills. As previous footage has alluded, other Dark Goddesses exist as well that correspond to the other goddesses colors.

More details have also arrived about newcomer Uzume Tennohboshi, a character we covered briefly several months back. As it turns out, she can become a goddess, as well, Orange Heart, bringing about not only a corresponding change in hair color, but also a bubbly and energetic personality. She can also use a technique that literally translates into “Dream Crushing Fist.”

Meanwhile, the “different” Neptune is still voiced by Rie Tanaka and she travels across various dimensions, using two-handed swords and pistols in battle. As she doesn’t have a younger sister to call her own, she expresses a desire to have one like Nepgear. Appearing alongside her is another Arfoire, too, also stated to be separate from the existing one. Apparently the new Neptune has it out for this other Arfoire, as she likes to tease her.

Rie Tanaka and Mariko Honda, Uzume Tennohboshi’s voice actress, are also interviewed in the magazine, bringing to light a few more details about their respective characters. The new Neptune, for instance, is on regular Neptune/Purple Heart’s side, ordered to team up with her under the guise of high schooler appearance. Nepgear and Uzume both have nicknames for her, with the former calling her “Big Sis” (literally, as in size) and the latter referring to her as “Huge Nep.”

Finally, a dungeon going by the name of “Jinguu Zakura Park” is also briefly revealed in the magazine. The scenery for it has seemingly been shown off in menu pictures in previous installments.

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II remains slated for a spring 2015 release on PlayStation 4 in Japan.

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