Beta Registration Begins For Hyperdimension Neptunia: Re;Birth 3 on Steam

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

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Good news for fans of Idea Factory’s Hyperdimension Neptunia series who either only own a PC or (more likely) just can’t get enough of Neptunia and her vivacious friends. A request and registration form have gone out for the closed beta of the PC build is set to take place from August 24th to September 10th of this year. According to Idea Factory’s announcement on their Facebook timeline, the lucky few chosen to be a part of the process will know whether or not they made the cut by August 19th, 5 days before testing is set to begin. On the beta access registration page, you can see a list of the desired hardware specifications for the testing process. But just in case you’d like to know before you even bother applying, here they are (straight from the registration page itself):

Minimum Running Requirements:
OS: Windows 7 (64bit)
CPU: Core2Duo 2.66 GHz (or similar)
Graphics: DirectX 10.x or OpenGL 3.3 or better graphics card with 1 GB RAM and support for v4 shaders
DirectX Version: 10
Memory: 4GB RAM
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
HDD: 7GB
Notes: Caution- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5xxx, 1GB VRAM 5000 series may not work properly with this game.

Recommended PC Specs:
OS: Windows 7 (64bit) or later*
CPU: 3GHz Intel i3 or equivalent
Graphics: DirectX 10.x or OpenGL 3.3 or better graphics card with 1 GB RAM and support for v4 shaders
DirectX Version: 10
Memory: 6GB RAM
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
HDD: 7GB
Notes: Caution- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5xxx, 1GB VRAM 5000 series may not work properly with this game.
*Untested on Windows 10

For those few of you not in the know, the Hyperdimension Neptuina games are a series of RPGs with an plot allegorical to the video game industry’s competitive console market. The characters, all anime girls of various (and magnificent) tropes and archetypes, live in world called Gameindustri that is divided into the regions of Planeptune, Lowee, Laystation and Leanbox. These four entities, like the consoles that inspired their names, possess differing traits and have their own special characteristics and they’re in a perpetual state of conflict known as the Console War. As you might be able to surmise, it’s all a little on the nose but in the most delightful and spirited of ways. The series is, like many other Idea Factory offerings, noted for its lush and colorful art style, vibrant and sexy characters and familiar but endearing dialogue screens that showcase the expressiveness of its cast. There’s also a pretty solid combat system to be found within. All in all, it’s a series that has gained enough of a cult status that Idea Factory decided to introduce it to PC users via Steam, giving them access to a previously untapped audience. This strategy must have worked out pretty well for them, since they’re now on their third entry in the series on Steam.

Hyperdmiension Neptunia: Re;Birth 3 (an enhanced remake of 2012’s Hyperdimension Neptunia V on Playstation 3) will be available on Steam in the near future, but no release date has been announced yet and there is not currently a page for it on Steam’s store. When we have a solid launch date, we’ll be sure to let you know.If you’re interested in either of the first two games on Steam, you can check here and here.

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