Western Nintendo owners who played Super Neptunia RPG and enjoyed it but want a taste of The Almighty Nepster’s true power (BROTHER) are in luck. The 4th main entry in the Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise is coming to Nintendo Switch digitally.
Readers will ask “Is it necessary to have played the first three games to understand the story of the 4th one? Not for the main story but past events are referenced.
G.C. 2015 — Gamindustri has entered a precarious season known as the CPU Shift Period. During this time of social unrest, deprecating rumors about the Goddesses have begun to saturate Gamindustri. Neptune and the others worry the citizens will soon call for new leaders to replace them and end their rule.
In these critical moments for Planeptune, Neptune and Nepgear mysteriously disappear. Their destination: a divergent world, nearing its catastrophic end, called the Zero Dimension. They encounter the last remaining Goddess of this world, Uzume Tennouboshi, who is desperately waging a lonely battle against a colossal evil known as the Dark CPU.
Will Neptune and Nepgear be able to work together with Uzume in order to save Zero Dimension from tragedy? So begins a new adventure for Neptune…
“Parts Break” and “Giant Battles” Systems – Characters can link up for stronger attacks, “Parts Break” allows you to split enemies into pieces to lower their stats and disable special attacks, and “Giant Battles” impose limits that will challenge the strategist in you.
NEXT mode – Transform your Goddesses to the NEXT level! You can break those big baddies into bits with NEXT mode, which features special skills and a special costume for the Goddesses.
Three worlds, three stories, three different story modes! – Traverse through three dimensions to save Gamindustri with your favorite Goddesses and familiar characters at your side!
Spelunker-esque Dungeon Minigame! – An homage to the classic “Spelunker,” you receive special items when you clear this dungeon under the time limit!
Most of the DLC released for the PS4 and Steam ports are included. I say most because the DLC character Million Arthur couldn’t make it. Probably a similar situation to what happened to NISA after Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2. A tragic loss. They could have called RED back for another appearance unless they lost the right to use her too.
Megadimension Neptunia V-II is scheduled for a Summer 2020 digital release on the Nintendo eShop in North America and Europe. The interested can check out my review of the PS4 version HERE to get an idea of what to expect (minus the Million Arthur part).