Today Compile Heart sent a press release to officially announce that the upcoming Four Goddesses Online: Cyber Dimension Neptune, will use Unreal Engine 4.
Interestingly, the press release also included the first artwork released for the game, which you can see above.
Incidentally, the game isn’t online at all. It simply features the goddesses playing in a MMORPG as a plot device, which is why they are portrayed in the artwork as fantasy heroines.
Unreal Engine 4 was chosen in order to explore new visuals, as mentioned by Idea Factory’s Takahisa Kochiwa, who promised screenshots and videos down the line, hoping that fans will look forward to the visual representation of dungeons and characters.
Epic Games Japan’s Takayuki Kawasaki also commented that from the first time he saw the title the visual quality has increased greatly, and he was surprised by the speed with which the development team has learned to use the engine. He looks forward to the game showing new possibilities with Unreal Engine 4 thanks to its traditional Japanese style.
At the moment, the developer is keeping the title under wraps. Not even the platforms are known, so we’ll have to wait for more information.