Idea Factory announced the release date for RPG Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters today, which is incredible exciting. It also announced what the different versions include; there’s digital standard and Deluxe, and physical standard and Limited. The game actually has a strange link to the pandemic, in my opinion. Maybe I’m just thinking too much?
Play as the Goddess Candidates, led by Nepgear, who have woken up from a two-year sleep to a strange Gameindustri that’s been upended by a threat called the Trendi Phenomenom. While they were asleep, citizens have become obsessed with a device called the rPhone, as they can’t leave their homes while monsters lurk outside. There’s the pandemic link: being stuck inside with nothing but our electronic devices for communication with the outside world. Intentional or not, it’s still a bit of a sore spot for many – and the game may help cope with those pent-up feelings.
Now let’s talk editions, starting with digital. There’s the standard version, which is the game. The console Deluxe Edition includes the game, a swimsuit costume set, a digital art book, an original soundtrack, and four avatars. The PC Deluxe Edition includes the game, a swimsuit costume set, a digital art book, an original soundtrack (plus art), five PC wallpapers and 13 mobile wallpapers, and a PC theme.
I know it’s a bit weird to be talking about physical editions on a site called Digitally Downloaded, but I actually quite like this one (partially because it’s blue and purple, which is a great colour combination). Of course, there’s the standard edition which is just the game. But the Limited Edition is where its at. It includes the game, a steel game case, a hardcover art book, an official soundtrack, a large mousepad, a collector’s box, and an exclusive trading card.
Developed by Idea Factory and Compile Heart, and published by Idea Factory, Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters will be released for PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 on January 24, 2023. All versions of the game are now available for pre-order; the digital versions are available at each platform’s respective store, while the physical versions are available through the IFI Online Stores.