Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 Has A Remade World Map

By Spencer . August 26, 2013 . 12:36am

imageFelistella, developer of Summon Night 5 and Record of Agarest Mariage, is working on a PlayStation Vita remake of Hyperdimension Neptunia. The game has a new world map that’s brighter than the PlayStation 3 version.


The Vita menu has options for shop, guild, disc make, coliseum, gather information (search in the US release), and museum. Players can also enter dungeons on the world map and take on guild quests to change the shares between the four worlds. A meter in the top right hand corner shows you which land has the most shares and in this game it’s Planeptune.


Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 comes out on October 31 in Japan.

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  • Dominic Hunter

    So what’s the consensus on these games? Are they fun?

    I tend to do better with these types of titles when I can play them mobile, so if I’m ever gonna give it a shot, this is the version I’ll be playing.

    • Landale

      They’re fun, though exactly how fun and why varies between games.

      The first game was playable, though the combat was only just barely tolerable. Tried far too many different things at once and kinda fell flat for it, skipping animations being mandatory for bosses due to the guard recovering in real time against a turn based system was probably the worst bit.

      mk2 fixed that by changing the system quite a bit; Full control over items, guard recovered only partially on the enemy’s turn, less complexity in combo building, then adding in consideration for character placement.

      Victory was quite similar to mk2, just further tuning done on some aspects. Definitely the best among the three as far as combat goes, which is worth noting since this remake is using Victory’s battle system.

      • Dominic Hunter

        Hmm! Attention captured.

        How about the characters, writing, voice-acting, etc? I know people are split on this because apparently there’s a lot of attempted video game meta-humor.

        • Landale

          It really depends on your taste I suppose. The characters and writing are largely what made the first game worth playing. Might just be the fact that it was the first, but it did kinda feel like the most entertaining of the three in terms of writing.
          So, assuming they don’t change too much about the plot and character interactions between the original and the remake, and that it’s not simply it’s newness that made it seem good compared to the games that followed it, and pairing that up with Victory’s gameplay, Re;Birth 1 may very well turn out to be the best in the series.

          A lot of the split on opinion that I’ve noticed comes less from the humor, and more simply one the differences between the English and Japanese versions. Basically getting pissed because a joke that may or may not have worked in translation gets changed, or details of a character get toned down or exaggerated.

        • Pinkemon

          I’ve read some reviews to see if I’d wanna try out these games and the general tone definitely seems focused towards a certain audience and their specific tastes in humor. (Anime and game tropes and references) Like, apparently in one of the games there was a joke that works if you know that the characters had the same voice actresses as the ones in madoka magica. (On another site I’ve also seen the second and third games in the series reviewed by 2 different people and the scores were VERY different.)

    • TheBlackRabbit

      Very terrible to watch in my opinion, But a very awesome game to play!

  • Dede Ogbe

    This will be my first hyperdimension game when it makes it to the west.

    • Grunwald

      Come to me, localization!!!

  • refrain

    I’ll buy the Japan version. And will buy the English version again if it got localised

    • Talearc

      Me too LOL

      • Testara

        Same here. I had it preordered the moment it was available.

  • Chim_era

    I’ve been wanting to try one of these. However the bad reviews kinda made me wait. I really hope they localize this one :)

    • Kevin Komic O’Shea

      dude all reveiwers want ti COD. This is a excellent JRPG.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      the bad review is bcos they mostly underrate niche JRPG games, and only praise the familiar JRPG for example Final Fantasy series

    • AxionAzure

      Niche JRPG games are reviewed by hampton wicks on the west, it’s not surprising that they always get poor ratings.

    • Bec66

      I can understand what you mean, however I would consider looking at gameplay video’s online and see if you like what you see then make the decision (Although I don’t think there’s any gamplay footage out for this particular Neptunia game yet)

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    Is the core gameplay going to be the same? If so, this is a no buy for me!

    • Jesse

      It’s based on Neptunia V’s gameplay.

      • TheBlackRabbit

        EDIT: no no you are right, nice call.

        • Jesse

          That’s…a whole different series. ^^;

          • TheBlackRabbit

            lol i know, it was my mistake, i was looking at both neptunia, and atelier, XD

  • leingod

    Hope this is good. Need a good RPG on the go since I’m done with Persona 4G and Atelier.

    • King Omega 34

      Disgaea 3 absence of detention is pretty good on vita and it has all of the dlc from ps3 version in it

      • Testsubject909

        And extra content.

      • leingod

        Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that one. Got it for free from PS+ some time ago :)

    • Testsubject909

      Look backwards in time then.

      Tons of great RPGs from the PS1 era and on PSP that you can download digitally.

      Parasite Eve has aged beautifully wonderfully well and only suffers from being only slightly front loaded with exposition but features great gameplay mechanics unique to it’s own and that to this day could still be seen as innovative and rather extremely rare.

      Breath of Fire IV is a brilliant fantasy epic and one of those rare games where your protagonist is a dragon. And come on, being able to turn into a dragon is just plain badass.

      Both Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross are available. Trigger definitely is a must play to anyone and everyone who enjoys RPGs whereas Cross must be taken with an open mind. It has a very fast paced and fluid combat system, again unique to itself, and is known to have one of the best soundtrack in gaming.

      Wild Arms, 1 and 2, wild west inspired fantasy filled JRPGs that stands the trial of time, with Wild Arms 1 (and not the remake that took too many liberties on the PS2) striking a wonderful balance between it’s casts of characters, effectively telling you the story of a trio of main protagonists and their travels across the world… And pending how long you owned a Vita. Wild Arms 1 was free to all Vita users. No PS+ Free. Just simply free. Free to download, free to own forever.

      Threads of Fate, more of an action game then an RPG but definitely holding a variety of RPG elements in it, charming, good fun and with two characters that play quite differently. It holds up well still.

      Other mentions are Grandia, Persona 2, Xenogears, Vagrant Story, Legend of Mana and just about all the Final Fantasy games available.

      And those were suggestions of the PS1 games you could have on the go.

      • leingod

        Nice recommends indeed, but believe it or not, I’ve already played them all! I have particularly fond memories for Xenogears and BF4, both games that hide a truly dark setting behind colorful worlds and characters.

        Anyway, the only game I plan to replay in the short term is FFX, because of the HD facelift and all that :)

  • SprintsMcGee

    Guess it’s about time I preorder this game. Goodbye money and food lol

    • TheExile285

      or you could wait a few months and see if NISA announces it (which they should).

      • Kamakuma

        Heres how that goes…
        Nisa prinny: Ahem! 100% in stoc- *trampled by mob of staving wallets*
        Nisa prinny: …No longer in stock… dud-*falls back down*

  • Reki Honoo

    Hopefully this does come to north america

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