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Idea Factory International has a ton of info to share on the upcoming release of Neptunia Virtual Stars on PlayStation 4 and Steam. The official site has updated to show off the following gameplay systems: Field, Guest Vtuber System, Emotional Overdrive and My Battles.
V-Idols are virtual idols from distant dimensions who were summoned by Faira to save Planet Emote from the Antis.Vtubers
Vtubers are real-life internet stars who have been kidnapped by the Antis to destroy Planet Emote’s content. The Gamindustri Goddesses and V-Idols must collect V-Cubes from defeated V-Hunters to save the Vtubers.
Field Explore colorful soundscapes to save the planet!
Players will have to progress through several dungeons to defeat the Antis that await on the battlefield!
Explore new and unique dungeons that range from giant libraries to structures made of desserts!
Guest Vtuber System
When the planet Emote had been invaded, several Vtubers were taken hostage with no way to escape! The Antis were quick in rounding up these internet stars. By defeating V-Hunters and retrieving V-Cubes, players will gain access to new Vtubers!
Locate all the Guest Vtubers to unlock new abilities! When players rescue Vtubers the Guest Connect ability will be unlocked. Guest Connect borrows the powers of the Vtubers you rescued to support players in battle. Each Vtuber has their own unique skillset!
Vtuber Search Comm
Locate Vtubers in need of rescuing! Expanding the NeoTube Plaza enables the Vtuber Search Comm to locate captured Vtubers! In Vtuber Search Comm, use signals from civilians to spot the location of the V-Cubes under custody of the Antis! Can you find all the Vtubers?
Collect Vtuber Cards! Expanding the NeoTube Plaza enables “Virtual Collection” to collect Vtuber Cards! Consume a special item to pull a card! Each card contains special attributes!
Sweep the enemies in a special mode! Fill up the gauge as you defeat enemies! Activate Emotional Overdrive to witness every character’s special moves. Once the Emote Gauge hits max, players can unleash a devastating combo. Attack as a group with Duet Skills to overwhelm your foes!
Defeat the enemies AND receive items! Attacking enemies during Emotional Overdrive might result in a Special Roulette! Spin the wheel to receive recovery items or accessories. Kill two birds with one song by dealing damage and gaining loot!
Defeat bosses with execution BGM! MV Battles let the melody resonate through you!
The MV Battle System uses special songs sung by the Virtual Idol heroines of this title. Combine the power of Goddesses and V-Idols to defeat the bosses! You’ll face bosses that are much stronger than other Antis on the field during MV Battle!
Fulfilling certain conditions during MV Battles will enable Finish Drive! Link together for a massive chain attack, and give the enemy something they’ll never forget!
As a fan of some of these Vtubers I’m pretty excited to see how this one turns out! Neptunia Virtual Stars will release on PlayStation 4 in North America on March 2nd. Our friends in Europe will have to wait a few more days until March 5th. The Steam version will release on March 29th. All versions of this game will include Japanese audio with subtitles.
Folks in the US looking to snag up a Limited Edition can do so next week on February 2nd at 11AM PST on Iffy’s Online Store.