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Super Neptunia RPG

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: Role-Playing
Publisher: Idea Factory International
Developer: Artisan Studios
Release Date: June 25, 2019 (US), June 28, 2019 (EU)

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'Super Neptunia RPG' (ALL) Reveals Break Attacks, New Features & Characters - Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2019 @ 12:20 a.m. PDT

Super Neptunia RPG is a side-scrolling RPG that brings the characters of the self-referential Neptunia series to life in a whole new way.

The self-proclaimed hero, Neptune, awakes in a familiar world, but has no recollection of anything other than her name. With the help of a mysterious girl named Chrome, as well as three other familiar faces beloved in the Neptunia™ series, Neptune embarks on a journey through the mysterious dimension to try to regain her memory.

Little do they know, the world they inhabit is under attack by an enemy who wants to take civilization back to the time where 2D reigns supreme.

Can Neptune and her friends save the world and 3D games as we know it, or will they be flattened into two dimensions forever?

Each character was hand-drawn by Tsunako, the artist behind the series, then animated by computer magic to create a world that’s mysteriously gone from three dimensions to two. Explore side-scrolling dungeons and fight in turn-based battles to settle the debate once and for all – which games are better: 2D or 3D?


System Update

Break Attacks: Each character can perform a character-specific special attack known as a Break Attack. Before you can cast your Break Attack, players will need to fill their Break Gauge, which increases every time you deal damage to an enemy. Once a slot is filled, players can pick one character to unload their Break Attack. The Break Attack gauge has four slots that fill up as you attack the enemy. Once a slot fills, you can select a character to unleash a Break Attack. Choose to perform a Break Attack at every chance, or wait until all four slots fill so all party members can cause ultimate destruction!

Elements: Skills have an Elemental type that can affect the damage that enemies and allies take. With a total of 9 Elements, players will need to prepare and set their skills accordingly to defeat any foe. An enemy can react to elements in three different ways: Weak, Absorb, and Resist. Players should note that if the elemental match-up is unfavorable, you can end up dealing zero damage, or even healing the enemy.

Goddess Form: Players can transform their CPUs into their Goddess Form when the Goddess Gauge is filled. The Goddess Gauge will increase as your CPU take damage from an enemy during battle. Transforming into their Goddess Form will change your CPU's appearance and also increase their stats.

New Characters:

  • Neptune: The amazing hero whose name is in the very title! Despite being so heroic, the only thing she seems to remember is her name. She cannot recall who or what she was. After defeating a monster, the brilliant thought dawned upon her: she must be... a hero! Wielding her uselessly gratuitous supply of energy, she gathers allies and sets off on a journey in search of the truth.
  • Noire: After waking, she realized her memories were gone. She's looking for any clues about her identity. Her name is the only thing she can remember. She met up with Blanc, who had also lost her memories, and is now making a living by completing tasks for the Guild. It hasn't been easy, and she becomes increasingly frustrated with the little amount of clues she's found so far. But a good night's sleep always clears it up for some reason...
  • Blanc: When she came to, her memories were gone. The only thing she knew was her name. Together with the similarly amnesiatic Noire, she's making a living by completing tasks for the Guild. Her pursuit of books is voracious, and recovering her memories are secondary to her literary hunt. She's a quick-thinker, but when she can't figure something out, she'll hold an internal meeting to come up with an answer.
  • Vert: The innkeeper took Vert in after she was found collapsed on the road. Vert's been freeloading at the inn ever since. She's also lost her memories. The only thing she remembers about the past is her name. For a while now, she's brought supplies to the Resistance base in exchange with being able to play games there. She is satisfied with her current lifestyle, and it seems she has little interest in getting her memories back.
  • Chrome: A woman being chased by the Bombyx Mori. She refuses to divulge anything about herself. One day, she meets Neptune, but leaves her with only Histoire and some advice.

Key Features

  • New Me in 2D – Your favorite Goddesses jump from three dimensions to two! Artisan Studios and Compile Heart proudly present new, vibrant backgrounds and newly developed 2D animations hand drawn in this action-inspired side-scrolling RPG! With Artisan Studios and Tsunako collaborating to create new background and character art, fans and newcomers alike can see Gamindustri in a new 2D perspective.
  • Where You Lead, I Will Follow – With four Goddesses to rotate on-the-fly during battle, players can change their formation type and unleash devastating attack combos. Depending on which Goddess is leading the pack, players can strategize attacks from four different formations: Strike, Magic, Support and Heal!
  • Goddess ‘bout to Break! – Strut your stuff and dish out your special Break Attack to ensure victory! Armed with their classic ability to transform, the Goddesses gain additional stat bonuses that enhance their attacks and lay waste to any enemy!
  • Put a +2 Str Ring On It – Strengthen your Goddesses by utilizing Skills and Abilities that can be unlocked with weapons, armors, or accessories! Strategically assign Skills and rearrange your abilities for each battle.

The PS4 release will have two slightly modified CGs. The Nintendo Switch and Steam version will contain all original CGs. Gameplay for all platforms has not been changed from the original Japanese release.

The PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions will include English and French subtitles.The Steam version includes English, French, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese Subtitles.

Super Neptunia RPG is headed for the PS4 and Nintendo Switch (physically and digitally) on June 25 (June 28 in Europe), while the PC (Steam) version will launch on June 20.


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