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Friday, June 5, 2020

Neptunia Virtual Stars confirmed for a western release

News by Matt S.

We all knew this was coming, as Idea Factory is very good at localising its games, but it's nice to have confirmation: Idea Factory International has announced that it will release Neptunia Virtual Stars on PlayStation 4 in 2021.

This is an action JRPG with a rhymic twist, and will contain all the humour and light fanservice elements that everyone knows and loves from the series. And, of course, the very premise of the game is nuts. From the press release:

In a dimension called Virtualand, the virtual planets that exist within it contain an extraordinary ability to produce a commodity known as content. Of these celestial bodies is a tranquil planet known as EMO. This was the latest target of a nefarious group whose sole purpose is to destroy content created by virtual planets... Anti. Their decimation of EMO has left its citizens hopeless.

Just then, VTubers, popular live-streamers from Earth, were suddenly transported to Virtualand. Because VTubers possess an affinity for creating good content, they were obvious targets for Anti, who quickly captured them and turned them into data pockets known as V Cubes.

Fair, the Virtual Goddess and leader of Planet EMO, sent out a distress signal to multiple dimensions in the hopes of a miracle. Two groups received the signal - the rising VTuber stars, Mi and Yu, members of MEWTRAL, as well as the Goddesses of Gamindustri: Neptune, Noire, Blanc, and Vert. Both parties, now entering unfamiliar terrain, decide to team up to duke it out against Anti! Can they band together and save planet EMO from complete destruction?

- Matt S. 
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Neptunia Virtual Stars confirmed for a western release
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