For fans of Hyperdimension Neptunia, developer Compile Heart has confirmed they are developing a new entry for PlayStation 4. At the same time, the studio is also creating an original title with a “different feel” from their usual repertoire. These developments and more come from Compile Heart president Norihisa Kochiwa in the latest issue of Japan’s Dengeki PlayStation magazine, who has elaborated on the company’s future.

Kochiwa says the new Neptunia game is destined to exceed expectations one thousand percent. The original game the studio is working on he described as “somewhat different RPG with sorrowful music and legacy-feeling visuals”. While they are making both for PS4, he does not rule out developing for mobile phones, as Compile Heart is also preparing an app that “makes [manga artist] Osamu Tezuka characters into heroines” and stickers for the LINE messenger app as well. Both of these are being developed for release as soon as possible.

Compile Heart acts as both publisher and developer for Hyperdimension Neptunia, an RPG series running since 2010 primarily for PlayStation platforms and PC. It is a satirical look at the games industry set in the world of “Gameindustri” with avatars designed to mimic the game makers Sony, Microsoft, SEGA, and Nintendo. The latest game in the series was the PlayStation VR experience Megadimension Neptunia VIIR released in August 2017 in Japan and due in the West next year. Neither the new untitled game for PS4 nor the studio’s original, different game have release windows.

Alex Irish
When he's not writing about games, Alex Irish is an illustrator and animation expert. His favorite gaming franchise is Pokémon, full-stop, but his favorite game of all time is Resident Evil 4. He attended the first-ever IGN House Party and is a five-time attendee of the Ottowa International Animation Festival.