Compile Heart’s Noire spin-off of the Neptunia series is being released in North America and Europe. Titled Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart, the strategy RPG will be released in the West in early 2015.
The game will be available both at retail and via download. Here’s a summary of the game’s story:
Unlike previous Hyperdimension Neptunia games, Hyperdevotion Noire is not set within the world of Gamindustri, but instead within a similar, but separate, world known as “Gamarket”. The CPUs of each of the four nations are locked in heated battle against one another for dominion over this world. Just as Noire is one step away from complete domination, the CPUs are suddenly robbed of their powers by an unknown force. Now in order to save the world from destruction, the four CPUs must unite Gamarket and defeat the onslaught!
The game will feature something called a “Lily System,” whereby the longer characters are in battle together, the stronger their bond becomes. Activating a Lily Boost grants special stats and abilities, while Lily Points can be used to activate special moves and goddess transformations.