Hyperdimension Neptunia PP Heading West in 2014

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

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Hyperdimension Neptunia PP | Japanese Logo With Neptune

Via a press release, NIS America has just confirmed Hyperdimension Neptunia PP (working title) will be heading to North America and Europe in 2014.

Hyperdimension Neptunia PP will have you stumble into the world of Gamindustri and take on the role of manager of one of Gamindustri’s four goddesses. You will manage the girls’ idol careers as they try raise their popularity or risk having their fans stolen by the popular idol group MOB-48. You will need to teach the girls to sing and dance, as well do some advertising.

Hyperdimension Neptunia PP will be available for the PlayStation Vita in physical and digital formats via PSN. The game was originally released in Japan June 20, 2013.

I am pretty excited to see this announcement, as I am a big fan of the series. Is anyone else looking forward to it, as well?

You can download NIS America’s full PDF press release from their website for more details on this new title.

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  • grenworthshero

    lol@ MOB-48

    • Steve Baltimore

      Yea I was kinda like LOL as well when I saw that in the press release.

    • Oscar Tong

      I wonder what they would have renamed Onyanko Club to…

  • Roberto Ruiz Contreras

    Preordering this as soon as its available

  • kg1

    I’m praying to every possible god so this game won’t get the shitty localization that almost every game published by NISA gets.

    But yeah, not even gods can fight the stupidity from NISA

    • Steve Baltimore

      Not sure why you felt NISA’s localization of the other games in the series was shitty. Personally I thought they did a great job on those games. Though I would be interested to hear why you think that?

    • kg1

      Mugen Souls: Lots of content cut, bad localization, etc etc
      They tried to turn Mugen Souls into main a stream appeal like Disgaea. They put all your resources into it; it had full voice acting (I mean, holy shit NISA actually doing more than 15% dub!.
      Then they got a huge backlash over the missing content, and to put salt on the wound, they made fun about the missing content and the anti-censorship fanbase.
      The frikin’ LE had a SPONGE.
      After that, on a LIVE EVENT they were crying and bitching at their own customers, us, that it’s our fault Mugen Souls didn’t sell, and they kept telling over and over again to “BUY MUGEN SOULS” (Source: http://es.twitch.tv/nisamerica/b/360668962).
      Somehow, deep in our hearts we know that they got so butt-devasted when Mugen Souls didn’t sell they made such a shitty work with HDN Victory…

      HDN V: Terrible localization and they didn’t even bring all the content. They changed the dialogues in such way they ruined the characters interactions. Terrible “jokes”.
      The content they didn’t bring: one character and Idol DLC events that they didn’t even knew it existed; the proof is all in their forums, and if you want to tell them their mistakes they will just cry because they can’t take kind of criticism and tell you that you are being rude all will ban you, and also they won’t explain anything because they have their blind whiteknight users who will defend ANYTHING from them.

      HDN mk2: Bad translations too. It wasn’t that bad, I know, but it was bad after all.

      The Guided Fate Paradox: Is already having bad translation. Proof: twitch live demo.

      Now Mugen Souls Z: After all the shit that caused Mugen Flops, they censor it and cut lots of content AGAIN.
      And again, the blind whiteknights are defending everything from them. And again, if you want to tell the staff something, or ask, or whatever, they just cry and whine that you are being rude.

      NISA is a terrible company.
      And they just don’t learn.

    • kg1

      By the way those examples are just the ones I know. I know there has to be more fuck ups from them.

      Oh, and I big fan of the Neptunia and Atelier series. But I can’t continue supporting their shit anymore.

    • Steve Baltimore

      Well Mugen Souls is sore spot for many. Though I hate censorship on any level I do understand where they are coming from on it. That game is not a bright spot them in terms of quality of localization either, but you cannot say well everything else is crap because they made edits and didn’t do as well on one game. The translation for the Neptunia games I personally thought were good, that really comes down to a matter of taste. Also, you keep saying the translations are bad? Just curious do you read Kanji and know for a fact they are bad or are you just going by with what the extremist say on their forum?

    • kg1

      The censorship was totally unnecesary, they did it just to lower the rating from M to T. I mean, little kids go and buy M rated games; even they frikin parents buy their shit.
      And that’s where I can’t understand their desicion, because HDN mk2 HAD M RATING!

      “you cannot say well everything else is crap because they made edits and didn’t do as well on one game”?
      Why not? They had to translate what they were saying, THAT’S ALL. That’s their work! Other companies bring games and just translate everything in its content. Why can’t they do that too?

      No, I don’t read kanji, but I know enough japanese to HEAR that they are NOT saying what is in the dialogue boxes..
      Dude, you don’t even need to know japanese to know that “Iji iji uji uji” doesn’t translates to “Bleh my poetry something something bleeds… some emo shit”
      You don’t need to know japanese to know that when
      Uni says “Ugh it’s Neptune” with a cute smile, and Neptune answers smiling, there most be something wrong. For the record in that part Uni treats Neptune with too much formality and Neptune answers that she doesn’t need to be formal with her because they are all friends.
      Those are just some very few examples.
      There were a lot of people who knew japanese that pointed out that when Victory came out.
      Seriously, it didn’t bother you that in Victory they suddenly treated so mean to each other compared to HDN and mk2?! Really?

    • Steve Baltimore

      This ends in that age old localization debate on literal vs. non literal translations. There are no winners there I’m afraid, but most every company that localizes product will re write it. This goes for games , anime , or anything else. So far as the teen rating goes, they very clearly stated why the edits were made and what was changed. They even gave a reason why they did it, but ya know Neptunia MK 2 is rated M and no edits were made to it or V.

    • kg1

      You completely ignored what I said about the characters interactions!
      One thing is changing words or sentences.
      Other thing is changing and RUINING the characters! You are a big fan of the series, don’t you? You should be against that! And you didn’t answer me the last question… but it seems you really didn’t notice the change the characters from series you are a big fan of had…

      And I have to say this, fansubs do better works than official translators. Maybe because they translate literally or almost literally?… Oh yeah, that’s why!

    • Thanatos2k

      The best localization in the world and these games would still be bad.

  • RagunaXL

    tight! I kinda figured. they were on a role with the ps3 versions and no real complaints. so, one more reason to get a vita for rpg fans~

  • Thanatos2k

    The Hyperdimension Neptunia games have got to be the worst RPGs of all time, and I’m not being hyperbollic.

    • Steve Baltimore

      Different strokes for different folks. These games are not for everyone, but I have always felt they offer something a little different than usual.

    • Thanatos2k

      Bad game design is all I’ve seen them to offer. And even as someone who likes Disgaea, there is very little enjoyment to be had, and much suffering through.

  • Darkling

    all they have to do is translate the text and leave the rest of the game alone