Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP Promo Shows A Neptune Performance

By Ishaan . May 15, 2013 . 10:30pm

Compile Heart have shared a new promo video for Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP, their upcoming Vita game that plays more like The Idolm@ster than an RPG. You take the role of an idol producer in charge of Neptune, Noire, Blanc and Vert, all of whom are determined to become idols. The promo shows Neptune performing to “Fly High”.

 

 

Neptunia PP lets you manage your idols’ day, promote them through shows and other events, and outfit them with different costumes during live shows. Stats are levelled up through a “Lesson” option in the game’s menus, and you also have the ability to move your office to different locales to pick up new fans in different areas.

 

Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP will be released on June 20th in Japan.


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  • DanteJones

    Heh, I like the transition from her normal voice to her CPU one in the middle of the song. It’s a nice touch.

  • Reki Honoo

    Hopefully we get this outside of japan

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000172099718 Dominic Hunter

      Doomed to never happen ever, but it’s nice to hope.

      • Reki Honoo

        Well we gotten all other neptunia games, so I don’t see why we can’t get this one.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000172099718 Dominic Hunter

          Those other games were Turn-based RPG’s. This is a spin-off title in the style of “Idol managment” games like The Idolm@ster. I’m sure you could get NIS America themselves to tell you the western market for such titles is so small they couldn’t possibly make a profit. And on a struggling system like the PS Vita? Forget it.

          • Tyler Beale

            Need I remind you that they’ve been bringing over PSP games as digital download only? They can’t just do that?

            (Or they could do something really shady and stupid and record ALL of the English voice acting – but just for the events, unless the VAs have some singing talent – and rip it out and sell it as DLC.)

          • Kevadu

            I give 50/50 odds that NISA gives it a shot. Everyone goes on about how Idolmaster has never been localized, but come on, that’s Namco Bandai. They’re not exactly known for being ambitious with their localizations.

            Neptunia is about the most successful non-NIS (actually, more like non-Disgaea) franchise that NISA handles. Nobody has actually *tried* to localize an idol management game before. It’s a bit premature to say that it can’t be successful.

            Of course it does add a big complication on the vocal side of things. They’d probably have to skip the dub entirely.

          • Testsubject909

            Quite the opposite I think.

            They might end up having to dub everything since there may or may not be extra rights to song that would need to be paid or the like… Well, who knows. Just gotta wait and see.

            And keep talking about it in the NISA forums.

            And bother NISA about it.

            Because if they see there’s a market for it.

            Weelllll…… It don’t hurt.

          • Kevadu

            Well, it’s either license the songs (which shouldn’t actually be *that* hard since I’m pretty sure they’re all originals) or find voice actors who can actually sing competently and translate, arrange, and re-record all of the songs on a NISA budget…

            Frankly I think licensing the songs would be easier. The question is would a sub-only game like this sell. A lot of people out there do like dubs…on the other hand the ones who really want this game are the hardcore fans.

          • Testsubject909

            Sub or Dub I’d purchase it.

          • Luna Kazemaru

            Oh we have a idolmaster game in the west now dear just not at the price you want it for.

          • Testsubject909

            So what you’re saying is we don’t have an idolm@ster game in the west. Gotcha.

            (Yes, I know about NamcoBandai multi hundred dollar iPhone game. Shush.)

          • Kevadu

            I’m not counting those games not because of the price (it’s the same as what they cost on the PSP in Japan, as an importer I’m used to high prices), but because they’re just rhythm game spin-offs. They don’t play anything like a real Idolmaster game.

            It’s not as if the west has never seen a rhythm game before…

          • Reki Honoo

            I wouldn’t give up on this so easily. NISA would most likely try to give it a shoot. Heck most people didn’t think we would get mugen souls cause of the bathing scene thing they had to take out of the game for north american audiences.

          • Herok♞

            Then when they got mugen souls minus that scene no one bought it because of the evils of censorship.

  • Testsubject909

    Still keeping my fingers metaphorically crossed for a localization…

    At worst though. Import it, like we need to for Diva F.

    • FetusZero

      Diva F doesn’t require any kind of Japanese knowledge though, since all you do is press the buttons prompted on screen. An Idol management game is on a whole other level and sounds like it would be more complex to deal with if you can’t understand anything. Mind you though, I never played idol management games, so that’s just what I’m guessing based on what I’ve heard about such games, but I’d be glad if you told me otherwise lol, because then I could simply import it if it doesn’t get localized.

      • Testsubject909

        Oh, I have absolutely no idea how friendly Idol Management games are.

        I’d still give it a try, language barrier or no. Wouldn’t be the first time I’d play a game with no idea of what’s going on.

        • ninjapresident

          There’s always the fan translated PSP im@s SP games (which are the worst in the series imo, but still really fun) if you wanted to try one out.

          • http://twitter.com/ChestnutBowl Chestnut Bowl

            The PSP IM@S SP games are hardly any different from the original arcade titles. The worst games in the series are the ones with little gameplay (like L4U).

          • ninjapresident

            I don’t know, 2 improved upon the formula in every way possible, and compared to the original, it’s lacking something (aside from splitting the games into 3 releases). Haven’t played Dearly Stars so I can’t comment on that one, but it’s supposedly good. I was referring to the management ones only, tho, so I wasn’t including the rhythm games like L4U and Shiny Festa. Like I said, I still really liked it, and we now have Hibiki and Takane because of it, so I’m not complaining.

        • http://twitter.com/ChestnutBowl Chestnut Bowl

          Idol Management games typically have a large language barrier since they involve you, as the manager, getting close to the idol through conversation. Raising the idol via game mechanics is simple enough, but you’d miss the charm of the girl’s conversation and personality (if you’re into that kind of thing, anyway).

          • FetusZero

            Thanks for this piece of information, it’ll save me money in the long run since it means I wouldn’t be able to experience the game the way it should be. Managing and all can be fun, but the whole “charm” side you pointed out is just as important in my opinion.

  • Randy Marsh

    Jiggle jiggle jiggle.

    • Testsubject909

      Jiggle bell. Jiggle bell. Jiggle all the way.

  • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

    Waifus Goddess are the best, localization please :)

  • Rentekabond

    On the one hand, I couldn’t care less about this game, as Idol-whatevers don’t do it for me. However, on the off chance that they do localize it, this’ll probably be the only game where I hope they DON’T dub it. Not because the VAs can’t sing (Melissa Fahn has some mad pipes), but because I don’t WANT to be interested in this game.

    • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

      You have no interest in the game or Idols but you don’t want it dubbed?

      However, on the off chance it is dubbed, it MIGHT pique your interest…?

      • Rentekabond

        I know it sounds weird, but the only reason I play the Neptunia series is because Melissa Fahn (The Va for Neptune) is in it. If it got dubbed, she’d reprise her role. I don’t wanna buy this game, but having her voice it would put it very high on my list solely because she’s in it.

        • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

          Fair enough. Your initial comment didn’t come across like that so I wasn’t sure. :D

          Its refreshing to see more gamers interested in seeing games with (their favourite) English VAs.

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    As soon as Neptune started talking, I knew I wanted this game. Then she transformed mid song, and I lost it.

    Localization please! =^_^=

  • http://twitter.com/sakulukk sakiu

    Last time when importing Idolmaster 2 my heart was like DOKI DOKI, DOKI DOKI BA BUM, in fear that customs might open thy box and see just what exactly was I importing, pheeewww lucky they didnt!

    Seems like history will repeat itself!

    On a more serious note, localization might be tricky, I am guessing there will be a lot of companies involved in copyright mambo jumbo with all the songs and what not :S

  • LETS PRAY FOR LOCALIZATION

    Nice, the dancing looks better then in the OP.

  • michel

    I thought it was worst than this.
    Looks better than Idolmaster for sure.
    Not my kind of game, but Compile Heart is working well.

  • Neppygear

    Nitpick: The lip flap animations don’t really fit the song, and could look much better.
    This looks fabulous, otherwise, and I want.

  • coax

    Might finally have to get a Vita for this, though I’d probably only play Noire so I can listen to Asami.

  • Aristides

    NISA we’re counting on you! Give us a great Vita game! Vita owners will buy just about anything these days lol. Day 1 for me.

  • Scarlet_Devil_Slave

    I wantz it!

  • TheExile285

    We all know this is never getting localized. I just hope it seems well so CH can continue with the other 2 games. If those are JRPGs, they probably have a shot.

  • MrAlan

    what if this neptunia gets localized (i strongly hope) and massive people like the game and gameplay,etc will be get hopes for an idolmaster localization?

  • Sammy Garner

    All they need to do is what NAMCO FINALLY did 4 IM@S. Translate the game n keep the songs. If any thing they cud have it like the youtube videos with the japanese/romaji n english on the top n bottom screens.

  • Sammy Garner

    Hopefully it gets localized cuz it wud b a major CRAP on NAMCO for not doing this ALL THIS TIME. Keep the original songs but just translate the dialogue in the game n as a bonus during like the replay videos of the songs have the Romaji n English translation of the performance on the top n bottom screen

  • Will John

    Noooooooooooooooooooo not the JIGGLES! ahhhh

  • Pythia Brixham

    I’ve always wondered what transforming looked like from an outsider’s point of view.

  • http://twitter.com/Shugotenshi714 My Ass Its Slipperyƒ

    Lip Syncing leaves much to be desired D: At least do like Project Diva!

  • Skye-Izumi

    I could actually see Neptunia and Vocaloid crossovers coming. Just imagine it, Miku, Neptune, Noire, Rin, Vert, Luka, Blanc etc. Considering this Idol Management Game and the Dance Rhythm Games are kind of like the same genre, a crossover doesn’t sound crazy well to me that is.

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