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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth trilogy delay

Idea Factory just announced that it’s delaying the Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth trilogy indefinitely on Switch in the west. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 Sisters Generation, and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 V Generation are all affected.

The company did not provide a reason for the delay. NIS America simple stated that the games are “postponed until further notice.” More information will be shared later.

System: Switch
Release date: May 14, 2024
Developer: Compile Heart
Publisher: Idea Factory

I think the most surprising thing about Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution is that it’s taken Compile Heart this long to produce it. Since her introduction in Megadimension Neptunia VII in 2015, the older Neptune has proven to be a fairly well-received and popular character in the franchise, and she has been long overdue for a game where she is the central protagonist. Now, finally, she stars as president of a game development studio, alongside three brand new characters, ready to depart on her own adventure. It is, I am pleased to say, one that is well worth experiencing, although perhaps not on the Switch if you have other options available.

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth trilogy Switch English west

March 1: Idea Factory will publish the recently-announced Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth trilogy on Switch in the west with English support, the company just announced.

The set was previously confirmed for the console in Japan this week. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 Sisters Generation, and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 V Generation will now be coming to Nintendo’s console, though Idea Factory indicates that these will be digital releases.

Here’s some information about each one:

Death end re;Quest CodeZ

April 24: According to the latest issue of Famitsu, Compile Heart is developing Death end re;Quest CodeZ for Switch. The game launches September 19, 2024 in Japan.

Death end re;Quest CodeZ, a roguelike RPG with Shiren the Wanderer-like 3D dungeons, offers a new story in which all the all-stars from the series appear. There’ll also be over 100 Death Ends.

Neptunia VS Titan Dogoo

April 3: Compile Heart today announced Neptunia VS Titan Dogoo, a “motorcycle action” game for Switch. A release is planned for June 27, 2024 in Japan.

Neptunia VS Titan Dogoo takes place in a unique world where Uzume Tennouboshi and the four goddesses clash in a battle for Dogoos. Players will need to ride their motorcycle around and gather as many Dogoos as possible.

Neptunia GameMaker R:Evolution May 2024

March 5: With the latest announcement from Idea Factory, we have a close release window for the Switch version of Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution. The action RPG will be ready to go for Switch this May. An exact date wasn’t provided.

Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution was revealed for Switch exactly one year ago. It’s been available in Japan since August.

Touhou Spell Carnival

November 8, 2023: Touhou Spell Carnival is heading to Switch, publisher Compile Heart and developer Sting have announced. A release is planned for Spring 2024 in Japan.

The game was technically first announced last month along with a few other titles. However, very few details were shared at the time.

The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine has revealed that Compile Heart plans to port three games in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series over to Switch.

The three games in question will be Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation, and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3: V Generation. All of these titles were originally PlayStation Vita remasters of the first three Hyperdimension Neptunia games, now making their appearance on Nintendo systems for the first time.

Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters gameplay

Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters came to Switch in the west this week, and we have new gameplay from the final release. Nearly an hour of RPG is here for the RPG.

As a reminder, here’s what to expect from the title:

Neptunia Sisters VS Sisters review

System: Switch
Release date: January 23, 2024
Developer: Idea Factory / Compile Heart
Publisher: Idea Factory

Hyperdimension Neptunia is a series that has been around for a long time now, and much like the video game industry that it shamelessly parodies, it is constantly changing, incorporating new ideas and gameplay mechanics into its premise to stay relevant. This has not always been for the better, however. Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters, the latest entry in the franchise to make its way to the Switch, now features some of the series’ best writing to date, but is let down quite significantly in other areas, making it a tough sell for any but those already invested in the series.

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