And the fans rejoiced! Since this game was announced for Japan earlier this year (and it already available over there), I’ve been hoping that a great localization studio like NISA might pick up this title for North American localization. It was hinted at earlier, but now it looks like thing are officially 100% confirmed. Today Nippon Ichi Software America announced that Hyperdimension Neptunia will be localized for North American audiences. This PS3-exclusive RPG has been given a vague release time-frame of Spring 2011, probably after their next PS3 game drops (Ar Tonelico Qoga) and before Disgaea 4 in the summer.
Hyperdimension Neptunia features game consoles personified as hot anime girls, or goddesses. During the game, you can customize their equipment (changing their visual look) to make them more powerful and enhance their stats. The player takes on the role of Neptune and follow her as she attempts to save the captive Histoire, which leads her to face off against some nasties that are ravaging the world of Gamindustri. Of course, if you’ve been following this game for a while, you’ll know that the game also features personifications of game developers like Nippon Ichi itself.
More information will be coming down the line soon from NISA, and you can bet we’ll keep you in the loop as we receive this info. For now, all JRPG fans need to be hugging their PS3s, because the system is really starting to take off as far as this genre goes.
I’ve included some screens NISA sent along (Japanese version), as well as a piece of artwork, after the break. And, of course, the new logo is shown above.