Thursday, September 15, 2011
Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 gets USA/EU 2012 release
Siliconera has confirmed that NIS America will be publishing Hyperdimention Neptunia in the United States and Europe in 2012. It is the sequel to Hyperdimension Neptunia, a game that was panned but I thoroughly enjoyed.it.I asserted in my post a couple of weeks ago during the Japanese Release of Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 that the game has a very small chance of getting a USA release, I am happy to eat my crow and admit that I am wrong. Thank you NIS America, look forward to a review from yours truly when the game gets released in the USA.
Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 focuses on the little sisters of the four goddesses, which means that this game is about the handheld console game wars. Due to Arfoire (the main villain from the first game) defeating and capturing the four goddesses of Gameindustri; the game focuses on the little sisters of the female leads of Hyperdimension Neptunia. You have Nepgear, the female lead of Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2. Nepgear's design is almost identical to Neptune, but she has longer hair and her goddess form is more modestly endowed compared to her sister. Representing the Nintendo DS are Blanc's little sisters Ram and Rom. Representing the Sony PSP is Noire's little sister Umi. Since Microsoft does not have a handheld console, nor have they had one in the past, Vert has no little sister. Due to the larger budget of Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2, the game has two legendary female voice actresses. Yui Horie does the voice of Nepgear, she is known for her role as Naru from Love Hina, Eri Sawachika from School Rumble and Millhi from Dog Days. The voice of Umi is none other than Eri Kitamura who is known for Yui from Angel Beats, Saya from High School of the Dead, and Ami from Toradora. The game alone is worth it hearing Yui Horie and Eri Kitamura try roles in the Hyperdimension Neptunia universe.
Due to the various improvements, the experience of Hyperdimenion Neptunia Mark II should be a far better experience.