News by Lindsay M.
In the halls of the ancient Grand Library is the history of the world. There’s a legend that states if one tampers with a book stored there, the past would be entirely rewritten. Enter Iffy, who is about to experience an epic disaster while in The Grand Library. When books begin to vanish, the history they carry goes with them. The only logical thing is for Iffy to join with the Sega Hard Girls and the Goddesses to recover the historical stories before they are lost forever. This is the story behind Idea Factory's next game in the Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise: Superdimension Neptune vs Sega Hard Girls.
Related reading: Looking for another twist on the franchise? Check out Matt’s review for Producing Perfection, also on PS Vita.
The Sega Hard Girls are a collaboration between ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko and SEGA. They are made up of different SEGA hardware, so expect to see Hatsumi, Dream Cast, Saturn, Game Gear, and more. There are also recognizable faces from the franchise, including Neptune and Plutia.
Superdimension Neptune vs Sega Hard Girls allows the player to swap character classes, leading to a fully customizable team. Iffy has to find her way through some treacherous dungeon terrains, and as such she has a boatload of actions to help her: jump, dash, climb, or crawl to reach items or rewards. The game also features something called Fever Time, which is triggered by obtaining a rainbow gem; Fever Time reduces the number of turns your enemies have in battle, enables HDD form, and raises your team’s stats.
Superdimension Neptune vs Sega Hard Girls will be a PlayStation Vita exclusive RPG adventure, but it’s compatibility with PlayStation TV means you won’t be stuck experiencing big action on such a small screen! Expect to see the game this fall in North America and Europe (spring for those in the southern hemisphere).
- Lindsay M.