Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Delay Bumps ’80s Gamindustri Back Nine Days

By Spencer . February 28, 2013 . 6:51pm

imageHyperdimension Neptunia Victory was supposed to come out on March 12, but NIS America announced today the game has been bumped back to March 21 in North America.


The game will be available in the UK on March 22, but the rest of Europe will be able to play Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory in English before any other region. The EU release date remains unchanged, it’s still slated for release on March 15.


NIS America is selling other Neptunia stuff too like this Neptune t-shirt and the original game (without all of the bonus items) for $29.99.

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  • landlock

    Since Aterlier Ayesha is out the 8th at least it’ll give me time to playthrough that first. :)

  • ヴァルラシュ

    Gives me more time for Atelier Ayesha so I guess it’s okay

  • Repede91

    Crap! The week of the 12th was my Spring Break…

    • Repede91

      Nvm, turns out Spring Break is saved! It actually falls on the first week of April for me.

  • Randy Marsh

    Oh goody, that’s when my paycheck comes in…

  • DesmaX

    Well, more time for Ni no Kuni for me (My copy just arrived today)

  • “Nine Days Isn’t So Bad, Dood!”

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    First time a delay didn’t bug me. More time for Ayesha

  • Why isn’t the rest of the European release affected by it, though?

    • why ask?

      • Just wondering why they pushed it back for US and UK but not the rest. Just cause of choosing a different time or were there other problems?

        • landlock

          This is only a guess but is Tecmo Koei the distributor in the UK/US and maybe someone else does it in the rest of Europe? sounds fairly likely.

          • SirRichard

            Tecmo Koei are their distributor for most of Europe (including the UK) except for Spain (Namco Bandai) and maybe somewhere else, far as I’m aware. Probably spacing it out from Atelier or there’s some issue with the supply chain or something.

  • Manny Being Manny

    Given the fact their reasoning was “Scheduling Adjustments”, I can’t help but think this is to give it some distance from Ayesha. They know NISA fans also like Atelier games, so theres no reason to release them so close to one another.

    • LynxAmali

      Wouldn’t surprise me at ALL if that were the case. They’d be competing with themselves otherwise.

    • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

      For me though it puts it right next to Bioshock Infinite now. I mean it’s not a big deal that it will have to wait, but I was hoping to knock out a Plat for Victory before Infinite launched.
      I still hope Ayesha tanks because of the poor handling of PR by KT.
      I love the Atelier games, but their failure deserves a boycott.

      • shadowind

        That’s a bit bloody harsh, isn’t it? You should be bloody grateful that NISA is even bothering to release the game at all! I admit that I’m biased as I know the Community Manager for TK Europe himself and he works his ass off trying to promote the games that come out in Europe and I know it mustn’t be an easy job for him to do so, especially with idiotic comments from ungrateful creeps like you!

        Just remember that if it wasn’t for the likes of NISA, Aksys and XSEED releasing all these niche Japanese games for the Western market, we’d be stuck with generic crap shooters and shovelware, so please remember that the next time you decide to shoot off about how a certain game should be boycotted because of certain idiotic reasons, mmkay?

        • Donpablo

          So only dubbing a percentage of the game compared to the JPN version is idiotic ? Listen man , I hear what your saying but if they are just giving us one language track shouldn’t it be consistent with the JPN version as well . The road of understanding goes both ways .

          • shadowind

            I can understand where you’re coming from, but when it comes to Japanese games that get a Western release, I’m not bothered what percentage of a English-language release is voiced or not voiced or what language the game is in; voice-wise, just as long as it gets a English-language release, it’s fine by me as I’m not one of those gamers who wants a game to be perfect in every way possible.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Take the angry name calling and insults elsewhere. Thanks.

          • shadowind

            I never knew it was a crime to be angry and frustrated at people who complain about the stupidest things when it comes to niche games in the West because there’s no English voices or Japanese voices or no voices at all even if the original Japanese release was voiced in the first place. I’m just sick and tired of people threatening to boycott games for the most idiotic reasons as it makes the gamers who don’t complain about this sort of thing look bad.

            I’m one of those gamers who couldn’t give a damn whether a game has Japanese voices or English voices or no voices at all, just as long as the game comes out at all and had no bugs that’s in the Western release.

            Surely you can understand that I’m not the only one who’s angry at those so-called niche game fans who throw their toys out of the pram if the Western release isn’t perfect at all.

            At the same time, I’m also pissed because of all the complaints my friend from Tecmo Koei Europe must have gotten over the past few weeks over the incident with Ayesha being revealed to only having a partial English dub and I still can’t believe the amount of people whining in the relevant Siliconera thread a few weeks back.

            If people want to boycott a game because it’s not perfect enough in their Otaku eyes, that’s their choice at the end of the day as it means that there’ll be more copies available for people who aren’t as petty (such as myself) to buy!

            I know my views may be controversial, but at the end of the day, that’s what they are and I hope you can understand why I was angry at the person who was hoping that Ayesha tanks just because of a genuine miscommunication made between my friend and the relevant parties concerned.

            At the end of the day, I’m just sticking up for my friend; Chin Soon Sun and the staff of Tecmo Koei Europe and NISA who work hard to bring us great games from Japan and who never seem to get any thanks for the hard work that they do and I hope you can understand why I said what I did.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            We’ve talked to you about this before, defending someone does not require insulting another. Even within our niche, folks have the right to make their own decisions, and are not idiots or ungrateful just because they choose a different path than yours.

  • Tokoat

    Mugen Souls was pushed back with Europe being unnaffected and now HN: Victory as well? I can’t help but wonder whats going on at NISA now that 2 console games in a row have been pushed back. I’m hoping it’s simply due to not wanting to complete with Ayesha and Etrian 4 but then again they put it on the same week as monster hunter. Oh well now it comes out the week of spring break for me so I don’t care either way lol.

  • cedx123

    I am fine with this gives me more time for storm 3 when it comes out

    • IshimaruKaito


  • Pichi

    Seems like a fair thing to do. They did do work on Ayesha and so probably wants to give it a better chance despite the changing of hands. I respect that.

  • $24431191

    NISA needs to learn how to stop putting “dood” at the end of everything. Have they ever heard of killing a joke? I played Disgaea 1 when it first came out and I thought it was funny then but now it’s just overdone. I’m bringing this up because it irks me every time I get their news letter in my email. They’re still an awesome company by all means but they need to know when enough is enough.

    Ehh, sorry that was a bit irrelevant. Anyways, the delay sucks but it doesn’t bother me too much.

    • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

      The most annoying thing is that in Japanese they do not say dood at all, and their choice slang isn’t nearly as annoying as dood was in English. thankfully I do not have to play them in English.

      • Alexander Marquis Starkey

        It’s not annoying cause its a foreign language. It’s like Dattebayo, eventually you will get sick of hearing it.

        • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

          They don;t always say it in Japanese.

    • Elvick

      Chill out, dood.

    • Yuriangels

      u mad dood

  • While this may not be everyone’s opinion, nine days ain’t really that bad. I have quite a bit of back work to do (still finishing up NG2S+) so this’ll give me more time to get that done and fully focus on HDN: V. Plus think about it, at least the game is still coming to NA.

    Also I agree, putting “dood” after every little thing gets a little overused after a while (still love you NISA)

  • Godman

    Doesn’t really bother me, now I have room to play Ascension :)

  • revenent hell

    I just looked at the Amazon page for this and it states its temporarily out of stock……I pre orderd this a while ago,forgot about it orriginally so by the time I rememberd I missed out on the LE,anyways I now have the fear the same thing will happen to me that happend with Fire Emblem Awakening…..I understan that was a special case but I realy wont be able to support Amazon after this if they dont honour my pre order this time arround.
    If you pre order the game befor it goes “Temporarily out of stock” you should get the game…..

  • HerosLight

    Dam that sucks. But at least it releases on a Thursday instead of a Sunday.

    Thursday are like Fridays to me, so I’ll be able to enjoy x2 more.

  • Neppygear

    Goodness. This would be the second time we get a Neptunia game before America does.

  • Demeanor

    EU guy, but waiting for the US LE, so I’m affected. ‘Course, the problem is not the delay, it’s actually the opposite: where the devil will I find time to play Senran Kagura, Storm 3, Lara, Ayesha. Miku AND Nep-Nep? And ToHR Vita if I end up getting it? ^ ^ go ahead guys!

  • Landale

    I noticed something looking at the game’s Japanese site today. They’re still adding more characters. New one isn’t based on a company at all, but a game series. Tekken, and she is adorable.

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