Hyper Goddess Faith Noir: Extreme God Black Heart Announced For Vita

By Ishaan . March 17, 2013 . 11:00am

Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP is headed to the PlayStation Vita, but Compile Heart are working on a second Neptunia game for the Vita as well, they revealed at a Dengeki game festival held in Japan earlier today. The new game is titled Hyper Goddess Faith Noir: Extreme God Black Heart.



Additionally, Compile Heart also teased something else for the Vita, titled Hyperdimension Game Neptunia: Re;Birth 1. A logo for this project was displayed following the words “2013, Neptunia Reboot”.


  • Lilith

    Better start saving for a Vita.

    • jujubee88

      Should I start saving up again? I already own one. :)

      • Elvick

        If they released a boss special edition with Neptunia designed on the touch panel on the back worldwide… *dies*

        I’d totally buy that. Wouldn’t happen worldwide though. Yay boring Vitas…

        • jujubee88

          I demand touch panel art on my western VITA’s! :<

          At least give us a Terraway special edition, SCEA/SCEE. :D

  • xXDGFXx

    If the reboot means they’re implementing the sequels’ mechanics, I am psyched :D

  • TheExile285

    Please NISA, if nothing else localize the Noire game

    • DriftSlave

      NISA localized everything but the card game? and you can still just download that if you REALLY want it. But I have no doubt that these games along with Idol will make it stateside. Especially if NepV does well.

      • Flandre Scarlet

        I really, REALLY doubt the idol game will be localized.

        • Watahashi

          They localized Disgaea Dimensions and the Neptunia iPhone app. I wouldn’t doubt NISA until they actually say something.

        • Elvick

          I don’t know, they (niche publishers in general) need to test Idol games overseas at some point. With two other Neptunia games coming to Vita as well, it’d be smart for them to try it now with PP. Since, anyone that likes this series, will see the Japanese support of Neptunia on Vita for the future, know that NISA is going to be supporting Neptunia on Vita outside of Japan and buying a Vita shouldn’t be a huge issue for anyone that doesn’t already have one.

          And by the time we get any of them the Vita will see a price drop *in your region*. Since it’s bound to be awhile.

          I think if they were ever going to try, now would be the time to do it. You can’t just avoid trying something new forever.

          • Flandre Scarlet

            I think the point both of you are missing is that it’s not just a lack of fanbase that stops publishers from bringing over idol games. It’s both the lack of fanbase AND the enormous costs and hassle of localizing them.

            What you’re dealing with is essentially several, several different high profile voice actresses and real life idols recording songs for a game. All of these, especially the real life idols themselves, have different managers and contractual obligations. All of these contracts have to be negotiated again for an overseas release, and some of them can’t be negotiated at all since they were specifically made for use in Japan only.

            Now, even assuming that companies like Bandai Namco or NISA go through all of these hassles, potentially excising songs from the overseas release due to contractual and legal issues, and pays what is likely enormous amounts of money on the licensing ALONE, you are left with a project that costs a lopsided amount of cash being distributed to a market that is essentially a niche of a niche. It’s not guaranteed to sell, especially not to the numbers it would need to sell in order to just get their money back.

            It’s ridiculous risky, especially in the Western market where the mainstream media sees these games as basically nothing more than games for perverts. This latest Neptunia game, being on the Vita, multiplies that risk at least 10x. Not just because the Vita is not selling well, but because the Vita lacks the install base the PS3 has, which enormously helped the first 3 games reach anywhere near what they did in sales.

  • Tenshiken

    Hopefully, at least one of these will be an RPG.

  • DriftSlave


  • Mavalex

    Sounds like a Neptunia game with Noire as the main character.




    • 果林

      it is

    • xXDGFXx

      I love carnival phantasm’s gilgamesh.

      • neocatzon

        Try fate kaleid’s gilgamesh

  • IshimaruKaito

    OMG!!!! i just can’t CONTAIN MYSELF!!!! soooo much neptunia!!!

    *heart explodes* O.O

    • jujubee88

      We need 12cc’s of twinkies and 50voltawatts on that defrigulator.


  • neocatzon

    Considering it’s for Vita, maybe Noire and Uni get a new sister at least on rebirth


      wow san shimai (three sisters) ?

    • So that’ll mean that Blanc will have yet another 2 sisters to bug her endlessly. And now I see why Blanc is the way she is. Poor lass. Oh. This news is cool too.

      • neocatzon

        If they’re going to name her Vita, they should give her a hammer or two.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    Yes…yes just as planned.


  • MrSirFeatherFang

    So is this the biggest franchise to come from Japan this gen? Because despite the extremely niche audience this is for, it seems to be getting a lot of sequels/installments (yes I did mention this before in another article).

    • Getting a lot of sequels doesn’t necessarily make something a big franchise, though. Look at Jake Hunter. That has a billion games spread across over the last ten years and most people haven’t even heard of it.

      If we were to look at the otaku market over the last year or two, I think Senran Kagura is a far bigger franchise than Neptunia. If we were to look at games in general, Little Battlers is up there.

      • Chogokin

        I agree, I would put Inazuma near the top too.

        • Oh, I left Inazuma out because he said “this gen,” by which I figured he meant once the 3DS and Vita were out. If we’re going as far back as the DS/PSP days, there’s loads more.

          • Chogokin

            This is off-topic but thanks for showing me Jake Hunter. I have for a while now wanted more video games similar to (good) seinen manga and this seems to be exactly what I wanted.

          • Heh, sadly only one of the Jake Hunter games has ever been released in English to my knowledge, so you’d better enjoy it while you can!

      • Luna Kazemaru

        You just hard to get over that it MIGHT be getting big =_=

        • …in what world is 30k first week “getting big”? It’ll probably get bigger once the anime is out, but for now, it’s extremely niche.

          • Luna Kazemaru

            Ugh i give up

          • Hey, if you want to talk sales numbers, I’m ready and willing. Just do your research first. :P

            ps: #kappa

          • Luna Kazemaru

            Its kinda ironic when you talk about sales numbers = its big yet any other time (not saying u) people wanna label that not the case

          • FetusZero

            In Compile Heart’s and NISA’s world.

          • The World Extreme God Only Knows.

          • I think they meant it’s a ‘rapidly growing’ series. Which it is, and no one; not even you, can deny that fact.

            “Because despite the extremely niche audience this is for, it seems to be getting a lot of sequels/installments.”

            The addition of this comment gives away that they were referring to the size as in the amount of games actually released, rather than how many sales it’s had.

          • Again, I don’t see it. Plenty of games get tons of sequels, but that doesn’t equate to “growth” in any sense of the word. In a lot of these cases, every game sells to more or less the exact same audience with more or less the same numbers with every sequel/spin-off.

            “Growth” happens when your audience increases, whether in the same market segment or by reaching out to new markets. As such, I don’t think it’s accurate to say that growth has happened or is happening in this case.

            Growth will probably happen once the anime is aired and exposes more people to the series, but it hasn’t happened yet.

          • Words have different meanings, I am sorry that you can’t gain this same understanding. The series can grow in the number of titles it has, that doesn’t mean it is having ‘growth’ in sales or it’s audience. One track mind, much?

            Also it doesn’t relate in any sense of the word? Really? Growth = increase; they’re synonyms. If there are more titles, it’s increasing in its numbers, sales be damned, neither of us were referring to them. We were referring to how many titles there are in the series.

            You’ve been pointlessly arguing this, when you didn’t even understand what you were replying to in the first place. -.-

          • I’m fairly certain SirFeatherFang’s comment was implying “growth” in terms of franchise awareness and exposure. Merchandise, audience, word of mouth and so on.

            Even Luna’s reply interpreted the initial comment the same way I did, as did everyone else. You seem to be the only person who interpreted it differently.

          • malek86

            “Words have different meanings, I am sorry that you can’t gain this same understanding.”

            But words have meanings that fit proper situation. If I hear “biggest franchise”, I think about sales, or maybe audience awareness. What else could I think about? Number of games is not really a proper measurement of any kind.

            Maybe it’s my economist’s mind speaking, but right now I’m not really seeing any kind of outbreak hit or anything here. It’s good enough for CH, but that’s it. Certainly not a big franchise by any stretch of the imagination.

          • It is your economist’s mind, you’re not even considering the thought that MAYBE I’m not referring to growth in the same way as you. Certainly, you could think about more, just look up the uses of the word “growth” maybe the rest of the comment would ‘clue you in’ to what I actually meant.

            So let’s just put it this way:

            Trinity Universe and Cross Edge fell flat, Compile Heart has shown no interest in them at all. Neptune, however, is receiving newer entries and actually seems to be profitable/successful enough for them to continue supporting the series.

            Oh well, I’m done, excuse me for voicing my opinion or commenting. I should have known better.

          • “Oh well, I’m done, excuse me for voicing my opinion or commenting. I should have known better.”

            Don’t pull that card after you’ve said all you wanted without any inhibition. You’re the one who started insisting that a series’ growth is about the number of installments and not how much public attention it has. Sure, you can argue that you were talking about a different definition of “growth” from the others; in that case, it just becomes an argument of semantics that is disjointed from the meaning others are referring to in the first place.

            If you want to keep believing that a series grows by having more installments, knock yourself out. Just don’t be surprised if that’s not the perspective the industry in general takes.

          • malek86

            But that’s not growth. That’s expansion. Expansion can bring to growth, but it’s not the same thing.

            We can assume that having three games instead of one witll generate more sales, but then we’d have to take costs into consideration… granted, I think overall it will bring to growth. But not yet. As of now, the franchise still hasn’t grown much. That probably won’t start until the anime series airs.

            Just because TU and CE fizzled out quickly while Neptune didn’t, doesn’t mean it’s “growing”. Could also just mean stability, which it probably was if we consider its sales. I think Victory actually sold a bit less than mk2, if early numbers are right. Yearly installments starting a decline would not be unheard of. I imagine CH sees enough potential that they would try and recover that, which is likely what these spinoffs and reboot are trying to do.

          • malek86

            “I think they meant it’s a ‘rapidly growing’ series, which it is”

            But it’s not growing rapidly. it’s not even growing. Despite the first week sales increase, both the first and second game sold roughly 50k units lifetime. The third game opened similarly to the second one, so it’s difficult to think it will have sold more (still no Geimin data out there, but we should have it soon).

            That might even be why they are doing a reboot and all these spinoffs: because despite being a niche darling here, the series’ “growth” in Japan actually seem to have stalled, if it has ever been there at all.

            (it’s also possible with a new platform and an anime, we’ll see a growth for the first time: after all, Senran has showed that the PSV does well with otaku-type games, probably more than the PS3. Sometimes I wonder why didn’t they make Neptune on the PSP to start with…)

    • JonathanisPrimus

      None of the Neptunia games have even sold 100,000 units in Japan. So, no.

    • malek86

      Biggest franchise this gen? Uh. I suggest you check sales numbers. Every game sold roughly 50k units, and there was no growth between the second and third game, which just confirms how niche it is. As Ishaan said, Senran Kagura did a much better job breaking out of its niche status.

      Of course we could argue that it’s big for CH. Or that it’s “big in terms of games released” (there are few series getting 3 gamed in a year…). But that’s semantics. As of nowit’s pretty small. That ight change depending on the anime and other games, but who knows. I’m not seeing it.

  • Linhua

    … okay NOW it’s time for me to invest in a Vita.

    … it seems this is why they made a poll on who was most popular.

    … I dunno why I didn’t see it coming.

    • Anime10121

      I’d wait to see if its localized first. But yeah I’m right there with you. Lately it seems like every year I get at least one console, 2011 was the 3DS, 2012 was WiiU, 2013 will be a Vital (if these, or at least one of these games is localized), and next year will be the PS4 (well as long as I see some Uncharted, Final Fantasy, KH, MGS, Tomb Raider, or jrpg support for the thing, and I’m sure within a year we’ll be seeing or at the least trailering two of those within the first year and a half of its release).

      • Linhua

        … well going at THAT rate… you’d definitely have all the systems in no time!

        … I barely got my hands on the 3DS when it first came out… and nothing but Zelda is gonna make me get a Wii U right now… i’ve no plans for the PS4 or 720(?) right now because i’ve learned my lesson with being an early adopter for anything… XD

        … but the Vita… well… I always wanted to get one to replace my PSP like I replaced my DS.

        … I commend you sir, for keeping up with the generations at the pace I’d like to see myself going.

        • Anime10121

          Trust me, I’m not actually trying too, its just kinda happening! I dont wanna buy a PS4 until there are at the least 2 games for it I want released (have a new rule for 2 games must be RELEASED for me to buy a home console and 3 for handhelds), but with PS4 being so “easy” to develop for, I have a feeling it wont be long before the games I like to start showing up.

  • Mister_Nep

    Time for the tsun tsun to shine through in her own game!

  • DesmaX

    Hm… It would be cool if that second game was a port of the first one, but with Victory gameplay

  • I would buy it just for the ridiculously long title XD

  • ワン スャレ

    As the follower of Noire-sama, this is certainly a good news.
    Lets focus our faith to our great goddess!

  • Go2hell66
  • William Hsia

    reboot…?has it been that long since victory? or am i not understanding what reboot means now

    • It’s not actually a reboot, Dengeki refers to it as the original Neptune game for the Vita. The title in Japanese is Chou Ji Jigen Game Neptune Re;Birth1. The ‘1’ should make it dreadfully obvious, and also implies that Mk2 may be down the pipeline sometime in the future.

      No information is out yet, but it is likely a full-on remake of the first game, seeing as how it contrasts to the other two entries; soon to be four, so drastically.

  • Gigan22

    Good thing I just bought a Vita yesterday. Now I’m just hoping all of these Hyperdimension Vita games get localized.

    • In XSEED we trust…

      • MrSirFeatherFang

        Um, what do you mean? NISA has published all the Neptunia games here in NA so far.

  • Nitraion

    Of course she had to be main heroine…

    • jujubee88

      ~Looks at character design~

      It all makes sense now!

      ~Punches Mars~

  • RoxasTheUnknown1

    Nisa! You know what you must do.

  • AdachiTohru
  • damn I need the Nore game fu*** badly. My Vita risks an overheat in 2013…

    • jujubee88
      • Z3

        I want that game

        • jujubee88

          Monster Monpiece.

          I hear it’s currently so popular in Japan, the publisher can hardly keep up with the large demand after the post launch stock.

          It sold well at launch, but I guess it’s selling and selling much better than the publisher though it would after it’s launch.

  • HerosLight

    Dam, 3 games? They are on a roll this year.

    I would like to see more from the Reboot and Noire’s game. But I wonder why do they keep using her HDN V outfit? Its not that I hate it but I like her original outfit a lot more.

    • I’m sure she’ll have a new one. They’ve probably not designed it yet…

    • Without spoiling anything from Vivtory, I can tell you that they pretty much set up V Noire to receive her own game. Also, the second image that they displayed showed her HDD form from V, so a redesign is not likely.

      Same goes for Neptune PP (Perfect Producer), they are using the V CPUs rather than the Mk2 CPUs. I’d be willing to guess that the V CPUs have completely replaced the Mk2 variants.

  • alixraen

    As someone who is so lazy as to not have even finished the first game, perhaps I should just stop and wait :S

  • Testsubject909

    I’d probably buy them all if they get localized.

    Idol game and everything. Hell I’m actually curious about the Idol Game genre, never tried it, would like to see how it goes.

  • Wondering_Zero

    Two more for the Vita? Jeez, if this isn’t Neptunia Overload I don’t know what is. Not that I’m complaining…

    Wait, is the second one a reboot of the first one? I’m okay with that, and while the first one was by no means a great game it still had a lot of memorable moments from the cast. Reworking it is a smart move and now at least I’ll have something to play on my Vita.

  • Shin

    Heh. Black Heart always was my favorite goddess anyways… hm. Maybe tied with Green Heart…. Not to get metaphorical or anything

  • Prinny Dood

    north america never get any game annoucements we always have to hope we get localization. I wish we get more support, we have serious dry spell after soul sacrifice nothing good till september :(

  • Just take my money. I won’t be needing it. XD

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Damn. The Vita sure has been getting some Neptunia love recently. First Idol PP, then Goddess Faith Noire and now a reboot of the first game!? Not that it’s a problem or anything….. ^_^

    • Mr_SP

      Kinda worried that they’re just short download games, rather than… well, Neptunia. Then again, if they’re that long, maybe short is better…

  • Dietrich

    And now Compile Heart has the copyrights to all my future children

  • Remember, yearly CoD, AC or sports games are terrible but three games from one series on one platform is a-ok if it’s from a niche series!

    • Landale

      If they were all the same thing with a new coat of paint, that argument would hold up. First to second game saw drastic gameplay changes, I’ll be able to say for the third in about a week, the 4th is a completely different genre, and we don’t know much about these two yet. So far, this series has done well in terms of varying itself from game to game.

      • I’m not talking about about the main sequels on the PS3. Those are fine. Three games on the Vita announced at the same time is a bit overkill though.

        • Landale

          I don’t deny that it’s a bit overkill, but you weren’t calling it overkill. The situations are not the same though, one being excessive redoing of the same exact thing and the other being just an overload on a series that, as pointed out, at least varies it’s gameplay styles.

        • veegeen

          I’d say it’s no different than, say, Luigi’s Mansion, Mario Golf, and Paper Mario being announced at the same time. Or are only certain publishers allowed to use their most successful IP in several different games at once?

          • Dunno where you’ve been but Nintendo constantly gets bashed for too much Mario.

        • Taisuke

          It´s perfect for me, what about 4 games? =)

    • Luna Kazemaru

      because both those games haven’t got progressively worst with each one /sarcasm

      As for sports games thats unavoidable no one even complains about that anymore lol

  • My Vita is going to be very happy later this year =^_^=

    • Yuriangels

      great now i have to get vita this year!

  • Without a price drop I wonder how well this game will do with core fans that don’t have a VITA yet

    • Elvick

      By the time any of these come outside Japan, the Vita will have a price drop worldwide.

  • artemisthemp

    Hopefully NISA will localize all 3 Vita game in the west

  • psycho_bandaid

    Yikes. I admire their tenacity. CH is trying to make this franchise a hit by sheer force of will. Good luck, I guess

    • malek86

      “I admire their tenacity”

      More like they are milking it for all its worth. Really, how many series have ever received three new games in a single year? This is getting a bit out of hand.
      Soon CH will just change its name to “The Neptune Company”.

      • Taisuke

        Wouldnt that be awesome? =)

  • Doctor Nebula

    Hoping to get at least one of them uou

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Welp, new Vita inbound now lol.^_^ This year is going to be Nepu Nepu year lol.^_^

  • TheBlackgirl123

    saving money for vita right now

  • Talearc

    First is Noire’s game, Second is HDN Reboot IMHO

  • PersonaSpace

    This is wishful thinking, but I hope the Noire game is more action orientated than Hyperdimension Neptunia. I haven’t played the others so I’m not able to compare how those play.

    • Anime10121

      The only one thats NOT action/RPG like is the first game (whose battle system was so horrible, that I couldnt even get to the next consoles planet). The next two: Mk2 and Victory, are much better as far as combat goes!

  • Emma Hill

    Rebirth? Possible HDN 1 port?

  • Compile Heart should totally give Hyperdimension Game Neptunia: Re;Birth 1 to Ninja Theory.

    • Nitraion

      Why? XD

    • Luna Kazemaru

      and i said my post was shit lol

      • It’ll be great, man. Awesome NT-style re-imagining. Neptune will be the daughter of the wealthy CEO of Nep Industries, who developed the NeptTube streaming platform. Its name will have been inspired by his love for his daughter.

        Her best friend, Noir, will be an emo goth queen that streams herself playing videogames on NepTube frequently. Meanwhile, Nepgear, her younger sister will be going through adolescence, struggling to stay clean while her friends are addicted to the new “Mk2” pill that’s going around on the streets…

        • Nitraion

          Damn I imagine rage fans if the netherrealm studio remodeled the chara and use your story above…

          • Vita even supports Unreal Engine 3! It’ll be perfect.

        • Luna Kazemaru
          • I see you liked it. Here’s a few more tidbits, since you’re such a good fan.

            One night, Neptune will discover a conspiracy underway at NepTube Industries. While waiting in his office for her father to return from a meeting, Neptune will accidentally come across a file containing detailed information on Noir. The title: “project: Black God”.

            DUN DUN DUN

          • Landale

            You know, given that reboots like that, and just generally darker and edgier for the sake of it crap, seem to be popping up more lately, I would not be surprised if they at least take a shot at that somewhat like that somewhere in the upcoming games. And then it turns out to be just a dream, just like the head chomping scene in mkII.
            That or a villain, with excessive western stereotyping since that’s where the blame seems to go, who’s out to make the world dark and gritty for no reason what so ever.

    • DesmaX

      Nah, just give it to Platinum Games.

      It will be Sega’s Revengeance

    • Göran Isacson

      And Nep will suddenly be all in ur feis gamer GUUUURL with a feisty attitude in the commercials, yet surprisingly bland and only occasionally entertaining in the actual game. God I am loving this shit right here

  • if they localized these games…. It’s gonna be my first neptunia game…

  • Neppygear

    Well, shit. Now I have to get a Vita.

  • http://i.imgur.com/nCRGohnl.jpg
    Your first look at the HDN anime.

    OP will be sung by nao and Ed by Afilia Saga.

    *looks at comment*
    And lol, so many butthurt downvotes……
    Nyashan, you have a thing against HDN series?

    Anime key visual.

  • ShadowDivz


    That said, im looking forward to seeing what type of game it is.

  • Sylveria

    Well if they are porting HDN1, I really hope they polish it up a bit. I have a soft spot for it, but it is a pretty awful game all things considered.

  • Asuna Ilano

    I knew this day would come! my favorite tsundere having her as a main heroine!

  • TheBlackgirl123

    okay, i thought the re birth was for ps3 which Splitplaythru said on youtube. Sometimes i don’t really trust that he/she. Wahhhh!

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