See How Hyperdimension Neptunia Changed For PlayStation Vita

By Spencer . September 20, 2013 . 12:01am

Felistella is remaking Hyperdimension Neptunia for PlayStation Vita and the game has changed a lot. This video from Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 compares event scenes and battles to the original game.



Did you see Compa use the Octomania characters? So far, the Blank Disc system hasn’t been confirmed for Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 and may not be in the game at all since Re;Birth uses Neptunia V as a base. The Disk Make system where you can add idea chips to a blank disc to create different kinds of games like "God Games" is in Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1.


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

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  • KuroNathan

    I skipped the first game on the advice of my friends and jumped right into mk2 so I’m looking forward to this remake

    • Lusankya

      Same for me, so finally I can enjoy the first one.

    • Anime10121

      I bought the first game (LE as a matter of fact), played the first dungeon, took the game out, put it back in its package, and instantly sold it on Ebay (only lost 10 bucks). So yeah, your friends gave you some good advice…

      Hell it took me almost a year and a half later before I would even TRY another Neptunia game, but boy am I glad I did, as I LOVE Mk2 and Victory!

      • Vash bane

        the first one was that bad? well now…I guess im changing my mind too and skipping

        • Anime10121

          Bad? It was putrid! The gameplay sucked so bad to me that I nearly gave up on the entire series in the first 30 minutes. I’ve heard the plot and jokes were great, but the gameplay was so bad I couldnt push through it to get to em :(

          Glad this remakes coming out tho (and I hope its localized) cuz with the updated battle system of the newer games, I can actually let loose and have fun with it :D

    • artemisthemp

      You miss out on great stuff and it’s the best game in the series this far

    • artemisthemp

      You miss out on great stuff and it’s the best game in the series this far

  • Tyler Beale

    So…basically, this is Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory on PS Vita, but with designs and plot from HN1. Which makes the 3rd time (or 4th if you count the events in Idol PP) we’ve seen Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory in one way or another.

    • Theob Vious Choice

      Seems like they’ve finally settled with a format I guess, considering how vastly different the original was, MkII alone was beyond comparison better than the first as far as gameplay is concerned. V improved on that as well, I think they’ve finally reached their niche as far as gameplay goes and we’ll probably see slight improvements in the games that come out from now on rather than entire revamps.

      • Tyler Beale

        Yes, they have, but my point is that I’m seeing complete CopyPastes with little to no changes to the interface or whatever. Hell, as far as I can tell from the trailers, most of the assets are pretty much the same as they were in Victory.

        This includes the anime series as well, but in a different way: While they did change a few things up from Victory’s plot (such as adding R-18 Island and Underling in an episode, and Neptune and Plutia switching roles as far as dimension travel is concerned), much of it is the same as you would find in Victory, only heavily condensed. (IE the whole Eden thing still exists, Rei Ryghts does the protest in the 1st episode, Noire is still a cushion, etc).

        • Theob Vious Choice

          Personally, my favorite game in the series by far was MkII, even though V’s gameplay was better and they improved on it; I felt MkII was many leagues a more solid game. Along with this, I enjoyed the first half of the anime wayyy more than after Pururuto/Pish came into the picture, I’m just glad in the anime she didn’t end up dominating Neptune and making her pretty much worthless as a protagonist like she did in V.

          I can kind of see where you’re coming from as well, the interface looks exactly the same as the one in V, it would have been cool for them to change it up a bit; but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens if there is another canon Neptune game in the series. The anime seems to have followed loosely the same plot as the games, starts out generally with four megami being the mains (pre-MkII’s condensed canon) then the sisters get their part (MkII) then it’s just Pururuto, sadism, Pish, Rei and the “seven sages”. Admittedly, I do enjoy the anime quite a lot; but I was secretly hoping none of the V characters would show up, even though my favorite from V is definitely Abness, lol.

          • Tyler Beale

            I didn’t think about the anime series that way, lol. That would explain the 3 episode battle starting at episode 3 or 4. Hopefully Re;birth 1 will expand on that a bit. I never played the 1st game, of course.

            I bet it will end with Neptune recieving an invitation from an [email protected] fan for the girls to sing “Next Stage!” and “Perfect Quest” in front of him, with him directing, for his own enjoyment and to prepare them for battle vs Arfoire’s singing voice. (In other words, going into Idol PP’s plot, whatever that may be. Also, those songs are the game’s OP and ED themes, respectively.)

          • Theob Vious Choice

            Haha indeed, I’m thinking Re;Birth1 will be more than just a remake; considering the original game is technically non-canon, I think they might make it into more of a prequel for the trilogy. The first game seemed to just be Compile Heart testing the waters, it seems almost like a troll as far as what they’ve done lately, lmao. They’ll probably have Re;Birth1 be the true prequel to MkII, making a real trilogy. Considering as it stands, the canon starts with the sisters having to save the megami; but what happened before that is unknown, since it wasn’t actually a sequel to HDN1 but a reboot in general.
            I think maybe there’ll be a running joke in relation to Idol PP, but I can’t see the game being any more than a non-canon spinoff of the actual series. (Considering they’d have to work in the producer, and who wants a male character in Neptune? I’m perfectly fine with the trouble of which yuri pairing to ship, thank you very much.) As much as I love [email protected] and enjoyed Idol PP. :P

          • Tyler Beale

            You played Idol PP….so I take it you can read Japanese, then? ‘Cause I sure as hell don’t, and neither do I ever import games unless they’re entirely in English.

            That aside, I just watched Episode 11, and good lord did they skip over quite a bit of plot from Victory. (SPOILERS) Like, there’s no indication of the events from Rei Ryghts’ past, and neither do we find out what became of Plutia/Iris Heart, Past Historie, and Peashy/I’M YELLOW HEART!!. I take it they’re going for the Normal End, then. And if that’s the case, the anime really tried to condense the plot (as next week is the last episode!), and I hate it when animes do that. Brings back memories of Baldr Force….good god was that bad.

            Now then, I want to see this “Green Hill” attraction for myself….as well as the little kids zipping around Neptune’s house as fast our blue hedgehog, while cosplaying as him at the same time…And where the fuck was 5pb’s new song?? I wanted to hear that, too!!

          • Theob Vious Choice

            Haha, I hear ya; I dunno, I kind of like Neptune’s world as it is, personally; the only things I can really think would improve it short of the inevitable improvements in gameplay would be less Pururuto, less Pish, more sisters, and make Neptune more pronounced as the protagonist. V felt like Hyperdimension Pururuto: Sadism Wins Everything.
            I also have heard the plot of the anime is based off of a LN, I’m not entirely sure; I think the reason why it was so easy to adapt is because they have a whole ongoing manga series to elaborate on it. (They’re pretty amusing, I’d recommend checking out whatever translated ones ye can find. :P)
            I can read/understand some Japanese, mainly I can understand via audio but I have memorized katakana/hiragana, from there it’s all kanjitorture. I imported V when it came out, it’s actually surprising how much they change in the translation. Until then I really had no idea how irritating NISA’s localization team were. I mean, I can’t complain since at least they keep dual audio; which is good enough for me.

            Admittedly the plot in the anime is a super condensed version of the canon plot in the games, but it can also be considered an individual plot based on other material as well. One thing I’d want to see for sure is more personifications, I mean; Pish is the NEC PC-Engine, and Rei is I guess just the embodiment of Atari in general, if they were actually following the timeline; Rei would be just a gimpy character, considering the Jaguar was a POS lmao.

            Hah, yeah; gotta love the references, capturing rings, turtles looking for peaches, Crusher the bandicoot, lmao.

          • Tyler Beale

            Haha, it’s always good to see Neptune and the others in random silly situations. Hell, a while back, I wrote a fanfic for a contest (which you can read at ) because it’s so easy for me to come up with silly Neptunia-related stuff. I even came up with a new character based on the developers and publishers of my favorite fighting game series, BlazBlue.

          • Theob Vious Choice

            Haha, I read it; was certainly amusing to say the least. :P
            Blazblue is a good series, I bought one of the games recently; I have yet to get too into it considering the majority of the fighting games I’ve played take zero skill to combo in (ex: Arcana Heart, where you can pretty much keep someone in a combo lock up a wall and win fairly easily, or just play Fiona with metal and spam attacks and hope the person you’re fighting isn’t actually competent.) Meanwhile in BlazBlue it’s like, if you don’t do the combos; you can’t win, it’s impossible, lol. I’ve never had any real trouble with a fighting game until playing that. I mean, I love Tekken, Soul Calibur, Arcana Heart, Smash Bros, those side scrolling fighty beat-em-up games like Streets of Rage and Golden Axe, but I just can’t do the whole. (press left, then circle, then circle AND RIGHT, then turn the pad in this direction while simultaneously pressing circle and triangle…. but only if you have enough gauge, which at this point you’re probably getting beaten on hard already so you better do this fast.) lmao.
            Nice that we got a Neptune anime, and now in Fall we get a Blazblue one, pretty neat.

          • Tyler Beale

            Also, when I watch the series, for some reason I imagine myself in it as Mega Man X, with final boss music playing during the epic battles (for example, the last 2 boss themes from Crisis Core FF7, Live and Learn from SA2, and Shinsou from BlazBlue CS2/E). And before the battles, I imagine character select themes like those from Tekken Revolution and T6 PSP Story Battle, and/or said scenes in a BlazBlue Visual Novel format with the BBCS2 Arcade Opening, CP Arcade Opening, or Guilty Gear XXAC+R’s opening theme as the BGM.

            ….Goddamn, that was a mouthful! Point is, I pretend I’m Mega Man X inside the anime series, and imagine whatever music I feel like.

            Now if Arc System Works would get to making that HN-BlazBlue crossover some of us have been dreaming of, Rei Ryghts would easily be Mu-12.


  • Keko

    In all honesty, I enjoyed the first game. Can’t wait for this remake, though, it looks delicious!

  • Anon-non

    Am I the only one who hates this battle system? It’s like the most boring system ever. It’s like trying to mimic the break system in FF13 minus the excitement. :(

    • DyLaN

      Well… For those who play through the 1st game….. Victory gameplay is miles ahead of the one in the 1st game so most of us are not complaining.

      • Anon-non

        I’ve platinumed all games. It goes to show how much I enjoy the series. And yet, funny how a critique on gameplay leads to massive downvotes. Guess I can’t be a fan of something unless I set Noire’s pantyshots as my wallpaper?

    • Anonymous

      The battle system could be “bad” but the game is still great, I slightly enjoyed the battle system

  • This looks way better than the PS3 game. In more than one way.

  • KonniSekai

    Unstable Fps detected on the Vita one, not sure if it was video lag.
    The PS3 one seems fine though.

    • TheExile285

      Did I miss something? The video shows the exact opposite of what you said….

      • KonniSekai

        1:10, you will see what i meant
        It’s just like some kind of frame skip.

  • Will John

    I played the first one, and I gotta admit it was kinda boring. But I forced myself to play it after what I went through to get it and it was decent in the end. Neptune break+L2 to the end of the game.

  • Aristides

    ♥ ♥ ♥ localization

  • MikelAL93

    Feels like the game the first Neptunia should have been.

    I’ll definitely buy this once a localization is announced, and I hope people respect my views on this, but I usually play JRPGs with English voices only, exceptions being that I will only switch to Japanese when there’s certain scenes that don’t even have voices in the dub.

    • There is NOTHING wrong with playing a game with a dub voiceover. I’ve only played Victory and enjoyed both the English and Japanese voiceovers.

      And in no way should you feel like you are doing anything wrong; we should all respect people in letting them enjoy games the way they want to.

    • Siegel Clyne

      Play in whatever language(s) you like. They do that in Japan too.

      The recent trend in Japan for enjoying foreign entertainment media I seem to recall reading, at least for movies, is a move away from watching in the original language with Japanese subtitles to watching in dubbed Japanese.

      Numerous voice actors in Japan dub foreign language games, live action and animated movies and TV show, etc. Many Japanese dub voice actors are seasoned veterans more known for their dub work than doing voices in original Japanese language games, animation and whatnot, but many younger Japanese voice actors known for their voice work in Japanese animation (anime) and games occasionally also dub foreign language films, TV shows, games, etc.

      Neptune/Purple Heart Japanese voice actress Rie Tanaka, for example, dubs in Japanese the voice of Princess Bubblegum in Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time and the voice of professional thief Alex Hunter (played by Gloria Votsis) in USA Network’s live action comedy drama series White Collar.

      Rie Tanaka and fellow Neptunia Japanese voice actress Kana Ueda, who voices IF-chan, dub in Japanese major characters in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, localized in Japan by Square Enix:

      Rie Tanaka voices the AC-130 FCO (Fire Control Officer) and Kana Ueda voices Alena Vorshevsky.

      Both the original English language with Japanese subtitles version and the Japanese dub version (released a month later in Japan) of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sold well in Japan.

      Japanese voice actor Kouichi Yamadera, Rie Tanaka’s husband, is perhaps best known overseas as the original Japanese voice of Spike Spiegel in the Cowboy Bebop anime TV series and movie.

      Yamadera dubs in Japanese many foreign language movies, TV series, games, etc. He dubs the voices of numerous leading men in Hollywood – from Tom Cruise to Denzel Washington – and voices in Japanese a number of Disney characters, ranging from Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to Donald Duck (including Donald Duck in Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts game series).

    • Anime10121

      I’m the same, I NEVER play anything other than Dubs even if I’m provided with both. Plus I prefer the English voices in Neptunia anyway, even watching the anime, it just feels…weird not hearing their English voices.

      • Tyler Beale

        Eh, you’ll get used to it after a while. I’ve watched anime (Neptunia included) that’s only available in sub format. Oh, and the Agarest series, too.

        Mind you, I still listen to English dubs when given the option, and I’m still mad at NISA for not fully dubbing the game (yet they dubbed the DLC characters….?).

        • Anime10121

          Oh I’m not saying I’m adverse to watching sub only anime (heck most of the anime I have IS sub only because subs far outnumber dubs), all I’m saying is that if a dub is available, I’ll ALWAYS choose the dub.

    • InfectedAI

      Who cares what language someone plays in? The dub being good is all that matters. I’m seen animes where the English dub was horrendous and I’d considering watching it in English a terrible idea. I’ve also seen animes where the English dub matches or surpasses the original Japanese dub.

  • Milla

    Dat copy paste, when will neptuna have a new area?

    • VolticWind

      To be fair the people who are remaking this (not the original company I might add) only have about a total of eight to ten months to change up almost everything about the first game.
      From the redone script to the updated textures and more. They are also changing it to were you get the other CPUs earlier and in a more convenient way. They also have to put pretty much everything on a tiny SD card to boot.
      They can only do so much with borrowed assets.

  • leingod

    It does look better… I just hope framerates are, too.

  • mc3027

    I played this game when it first came out for PS3 and I just wasn’t able to get into it. I never finished it and I never tried another game in the series. So maybe I’ll give this another chance with the remake.

  • Learii

    I don’t see any different between ps3 and vita

  • mike dickson

    they dont censor the victory pose yes YESSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!!

  • artemisthemp

    I don’t get the last comparison shot.
    The battle frame in first was amazing, while V is bland.

  • artemisthemp

    I don’t get the last comparison shot.
    The battle frame in first was amazing, while V is bland.

  • Vash bane

    O_O now that is new it indeed had graphic improvement.

    does the 4 vita’s at the end mean multiplayer?

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