Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Headed To North America And Europe

By Ishaan . September 20, 2012 . 9:01pm

There’s more Hyperdimension Neptunia headed our way. Last month, Compile Heart released Neptunia V in Japan, and NIS America are going to be publishing the game in both North America and Europe as Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory.


Neptune will return as the game’s main character and is transported back into an ‘80s version of Gamindustri. The game features a faster-paced battle system and a load of costume options.


In addition to Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, NISA will also publish the Neptunia iPhone app worldwide. The app will allow you to take pictures with Neptunia and Noire, and use them as an alarm clock.


Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory will be released in Spring 2013 in North America and Europe. You can access the game’s official website here.



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  • DanteJones

    Only one word is suitable for this: VICTORY.

  • neetloaf

    NISA never lets me down.

  • Noba boba

    We need more similar games on the Consoles.

    we also need moar anime adaptions of said games.

  • DesmaX

    I’ll gladly take it. It looks even faster than mk2, from some videos I’ve seen.

    And no framerate issues, I think.

  • Muffum

    And so ends the trend of Japanese releases in August and American releases in February. Sad.

  • Shiki


  • Best news all day! =^_^=

    Day 1’s all around! Go NISA! 

  • $24431191

     Hooray for more moe.

  • Rentekabond

    Melissa Fahn or No buy.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Time to prepare my body from Moe goodness again.^_^

  • Luna Kazemaru

     I love how we where JUST talking about this on the live stream before it popped up here.


  • 果林

    aw yeah best out of the 3 games :D! looking forward to platting the english version too

  • kroufonz

    more noire goodness

  • XypherCode

    Will the android app be published too?

  • Hoshi星

    I knew we could count on NISA!

    Now, let’s try to finish the japanese version before the north american version releases

  • Alex Cattaneo

    yes! awesome cant wait.

  • Renzouri

    For a moment I thought it was on PSVita.

    But I’m not complaining! I’m really, really happy this gets a Western release~ Thanks, NISA!

  • Linhua

    … damn it… they’ve done it again. *sigh*

    *makes coaxing noises*

    … heeere wallet wallet wallet…

  • Learii

    yay day 1 i guess i won’t be able to buy the litmed edition thhis time if is cost $100

  • When the preorder is up for this, I’m going to put in an order like the Fist of North Star.

    • Luna Kazemaru

       You aren’t manly enough bro.

  • Rolling Guy

    My wallet is growling at me.

    • Darkrise

      Lucky for you, my wallet is coughing up blood.

      • Rolling Guy

        I’m pretty sure I have to bury him by the end of this year though.

  • Godman

    Tonight I sleep happy

    I mean there wasn’t any doubt in my mind the the game will get localized. But I had little to no hope that the app will be coming here too!


    i wonder if the app will be dubbed?

  • margherita mastropaolo

    these games are fantastic
    day one for me,i love nisa,fuck you wallet

  • IshimaruKaito

    bout damn time!

  • Go2hell66

    crap still need to play MK2

    sometimes it feels like these hdn games have such an easy time coming over to us and eu, and other jrpg’s have to struggle so hard just to see the light of day, why is that?

    • Manny Being Manny

      It comes down to what NISA wants to release. Their focus is on otaku aimed JRPGs, and stuff like Atelier and Neptunia are some of the best in that niche. I imagine NISA has good relations with the companies that make them as well.

      But when it comes to other companies, they have higher sales expectations or don’t want to bother when they can localize other genres that sell better in America.

  • This game is actually pretty good, I completed it less than a week ago. The post-game offers quite a lot of tough enemies (that one-shot you even when you’re max level). It’s a far sight better than the absolute garbage original Neptune, and good-but-short mk2.

    Just be prepared for a lot of text.

  • gquain

    is this a sequel or a stand-alone?
    if latter, even i can enjoy it without having played the prequels

    • It’s a direct sequel to mk2, set in the game industry of the late 80’s and early 90’s. I made a detailed review on my blog if you’re really interested.

      • Kibbitz

        So, get mk2 if you want to play this and understand references? Do I need to have played the first Neptune?

        • There’s nothing connecting Neptune to mk2, they’re set in parallel universes. However, V is a direct sequel to mk2. Feel free to skip the original game if you like, they’re not connected.

          • Kibbitz

            Thanks, I probably will then!

  • Well, they brought over the last two titles, and met with success so why not this one, too? Admittedly, this one looks a lot better and much more… purple.

  • Kurow Akutenshi

    Will it be censored? I won’t buy it.

    • Raharu95

      Don’t think They will try to Censor HyperDimension Neptunia Victory. The last game got a mature rating after all

      • cj_iwakura

        All depends on how creepy Idea Factory want to be. If they want to put in pandering trash, NIS is well within their rights to censor it.

        • Raharu95

          Whatever do you mean? I know IF crossed the line a bit in Mugen Souls, but i don’t think this is the same case here.

  • Natat

    Haha, awesome news to end my night. While I expected this title to arrive to US and Europe, it’s still nice that it’s been confirmed.

  • namnori39

    Will the app also be release for the android? Will the limited edition of the game has the “If your wife was a Goddess” CD?

  • I can’t get to the main site(I’m a member with the site but it won’t accept my Login, does anyone else get a white screen with a Login at the top, and when you put in your password it shows it instead of the “*”?)

    But from reading the comments here theres a Limited edition.

    can someone tell me the price and whats Included please?

    • namnori39

      Well, in japan it’s came with a soundtrack cd,nendoroid figurines of Neptune and Pururut, a Hyperdimension Neptunia V Manga, and the other CD I mentioned before and a artbook.

      So we probably get the artbook, soundtrack cd, maybe some playing cards like with the last two games, and probably the “Your wife is a goddess” CD.

    • Ultimate Gattai

      I logged into the main site, but trying to login to the link for NepV posted on Siliconera gives me:

      “Oops, Wrong Username or Password.
      No funny business, please! But try again by clicking here.”

  • SolidusSnake

    Oh boy, I can’t wait for that app!

  • I love NISA, except when they censored Mugen Souls.

    • cj_iwakura

      That means they have standards. 

  • AndyFe

     Awesome, I had no doubt that this wasn’t being brought over but it’s nice to officially hear it. I’ll be looking forward to play another one of these sadly without Nisa :(

  • Göran Isacson

    Faster gaming in the 80’s than in modern times? I don’t know if that’s a paradox… or a disappointing truth.

  • No

    Great news! Really enjoying this game right now. As far as censorship goes, I haven’t run into anything that might trigger them to take a butcher knife to it, unless Iris Heart’s gorgeous ass is too much for western eyes.

    • Kai2591

       I envy you, sir. lol.

  • Neppygear

    Saw this coming, but who didn’t?
    Anyway, I love you, NIS. <3

  • Darkrise

    Never doubted. 

  • Another game to look forward to in 2013. I’ll try and pick up the first two as well, someday.

    • Anime10121

       DENINITELY pick up the second, as its a really fantastic game with a pretty good battlesystem!  The first game however has microscopic text and a battle system that would not let you manually heal (dont know if it got better later, as I couldn’t even read the tutorials because of the tiny text on my 32″ LCD).

      • I’ll definitely pick up the second one because it does look interesting. Do you play the first in HD?

        • Anime10121

           Yep, on a 32″ Sony Bravia 1080P HD LCD, yet the text was worse than a bible’s print size.  After finishing mk2, I REALLY want to try the first again, but considering my eyes are already bad (without glasses), I cannot/will not put the strain on them :(

          • Thanks for that! I will stay away from the game and will only get mk2. Nothing is worth straining eyes even more than we already do.  

          • Anime10121

             No prob :)

            And from what I hear, the first game is pretty much disconnected from the rest of the series anyway, as its a stand alone entry in an alternate dimension, while Neptunia V is a direct sequel to Mk2.  So you wont miss much from skipping the first game.

          • DiosFancifulRomp

            I’ve played the first on a Vizio 1080P LED 32″ and I haven’t seen any problems at all. Maybe fix your settings?

            While the first is really hard to pick up, I still think that despite needing a lot of time devoted to it for it to work well, it should be played. Mostly because it’s become evident that the “bad system” was probably purposeful, as the game seemed to highlight a lot of terrible things of RPGs (beautiful, but empty rooms, irritating random encounters, long cutscenes for fighting, most of the game taking place in menus, and so on).

            I say purposeful because mk2 is worlds better, and jarringly different, and… well, the first had a lot of self-aware parody, and a lot of falsely shallow elements to it. The ‘sexism’ is one element, since I really find the characters, while semi-irritating, to have genuine flaws and weaknesses that they overcome – the games constantly have NPCs mock the party because they’re ‘girls,’ meanwhile, the games real strength comes from the entirely female cast. Mk2 especially, weakness is a HUGE theme in it. But I’ll hush up about the artistic merits of the games.The first game itself “sucks,” but the turn-based system is incredibly deep once you figure out combos and whatnot. The game REALLY would’ve benefitted from a guide, or something to help other people get through. I’d love to see that system revisited, it had a LOT of potential.

          • Anime10121

             Agree with you on the description of the games, but on the TV settings, trust me when I say I know how to configure tvs properly, I can actually take them apart and rebuild them.  Hyper Neptunia 1’s text is microscopic.  If I cant sit at a comfortable distance and see the print in this game, while every other game in my collection of about 150 games I can see just fine, there is something wrong with the text, not the tv.  Your eyes may be better than mine, but even with my glasses, that give me 20/20 I cant see that small a$$ menu text unless I’m right in front of the screen.

  • Need to hunt down the previous ones.

    • Brimfyre

      You really don’t.  Well at least not the first one.  It’s horrible.

      I think they are making a manga version of the story.  I would wait for that.  The story and characters are DECENT so the manga might be good.

      I know the Kingdom Hearts Manga for Chains was way better and funnier than the game.

      • malek86

        There is already a manga out there, but it’s quite different.

      • Brimfyre

        I’m sorry, now I remember they are doing an anime and not a manga.  Also I think the anime will be very different.

      • AnimeRemix

        The manga is already out, but it takes place after the events of Mk2. The anime on the other hand doesn’t have much information released besides the fact that it’s now green-lit.

    • Neppygear

      The first one, not really. It’s not very good. mk2, however, is a very enjoyable little game.

  • TheSwordUser

    That’s great, though some more retail Mk2 copies would be appreciated. I know it’s avaiable online, but I’m within those countries where recent NISA’a stuff isn’t available on PSN (getting UK PSN cards is a bit pointless when I have access to my own region’s cards..) and copies on ebay are overpriced as hell (no other place seems to have it, I’m only finding the first game everywhere).

  • Anime10121

    YES! After just recently last week finishing and platinuming HDNmk2, I cant wait for Neptunia V!  I really want to try the first game again too, but DAT TINY TEXT :(

  • Fire.fire.kun

    My only surprise is that they didn’t announce it sooner, but it’s good news they finally did.

  • Spider-Man

    I never got to start the second game! It’s still sealed too…

  • Rogerrmark

    I’m interested in this game.Should I play them in order?
    I mean,was really interested in the second game too,but after hearing the first was a let down,I never got Mk,since the story wouldn’t make sense to me.

    • Fire.fire.kun

      I recommend you play Mk2 and play the 1st game if you become a fan. You may have a bit of trouble getting through the first game… but I personally enjoyed it enough to get a Platinum! But you could altogether skip the 1st game because it has no continuity with MK2.

      So yeah, play MK2 at the very minimum to get yourself up to speed for V.

    • Demeanor

      I skipped the first and played the second, had loads of fun and couldn’t tear myself out of it until I platinum’d (my FIRST platinum, mind you).
      The game is not as polished, “serious” and full of content as a quality AAA rpg (like say ToGf) but it’s real funny and satisfying, and has its own unique charm (and 15 bishoujo party members XD). You don’t need to play the 1st to enjoy the second, they’re separate titles.

      • Kawashima

        Lol was my first Platinum as well.

    • Arrei

      Mk2 takes place in an alternate reality than the first game, and Victory takes place in the same timeline as Mk2, so you don’t really need the first game.

  • IshimaruKaito

    i loved them all and cant wait for this one! hope melissa fahn is gnna play neptune again!

  • Ray Barksdale


  • Great news! With the first two games being released in the west, I never doubted a European release for Victory, but I am glad to finally have the confirmation now. Pre-order will be made as soon as possible!

  • ThatAzure

    This is so mint~! I love the Neptunia games~! Purple Heart is so sexy <3, and her English voice is sexy too :P~

  • I was always interested in seeing a Hyperdimension Neptunia game on a Nintendo platform, judging by how things are going on with Nintendo at the moment. But, I wouldn’t bet on it too soon depending on whatever situation might occur with Sony in the near future.

  • Bryce Ward


  • God the art for this game is astounding .<

  • namnori39

    I can’t wait for when I can pre-order the game.

  • Ravage27

    fantastic, now give us Ayesha’s release date and you can have all my money!

  • I don’t get why these games are popular, other then the cheesecake factor. I never played the first title because it was reported to be broken and devoid of fun. I heard the sequel was a huge improvement so I picked it up and found it to be nigh-unplayable. There doesn’t seem to be much actual ‘game’ there, the framerate is terribly choppy and the storyline is inane and painfully unfunny.

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