Super Neptunia RPG Western Release Date Announced Alongside New Game Details

It seems June will be a busy month for Idea Factory International as following on from release date announcements for DATE A LIVE: Rio Reincarnation, Death End Re;Quest and Dragon Star Varnir the publisher have now announced that ‘Neptunes’ latest adventure, Super Neptunia RPG, will be released during June 2019.

More specifically Super Neptunia RPG will be available on the 20th June 2019 worldwide on Steam and on the 28th June 2019 within Europe for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The North American release meanwhile will be available on the 25th June 2019 for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. As outlined by Idea Factory International two scenes have been ‘slightly modified’ (in this case zoomed in) on the PlayStation 4 version while the Nintendo Switch and Steam versions of the game remain unchanged from its original Japanese release. Gameplay content also remains unchanged.

Developed by Artisan Studios in Canada, and featuring hand-drawn artwork from Tsunako, Super Neptunia RPG brings the Neptunia franchise to 2.5D side-scrolling dungeon exploration styled fun in this new adventure that sees Neptune and her friendly goddesses explore a brand new world and defeat monsters.

To celebrate this release date announced Idea Factory International have revealed some additional gameplay details; of which are outlined below:

Game Flow:

  • Explore dungeons as Neptune! As soon as Neptune attacks/touches a monster, a battle will begin. Land a Symbol Attack on a monster to have a better advantage at the start of battle!
  • Within dungeons, Neptune can jump, double jump, and summon a squishy pudding-like monster to help players reach higher platforms and treasure.
  • During battle, players can fight with up to 4 party members. Pay close attention to your Action Points (AP), as each skill cast by a party member requires a certain amount of AP. Take advantage of an enemy’s weakness to recover additional AP!
  • There are 4 formation types that can be switched on-the-fly: Strike, Magic, Support, and Heal. Attack types and passive bonuses change with each formation.
  • Players will also recognize several important gauges to keep an eye out for: Goddess Gauge, AP Gauge, Break Attack Gauge, and the Enemy’s AP Gauge.

Skills:

  • Skills are attacks that characters can use with each formation. Players will use them by either equipping items endowed with Skills or by learning said Skills.
  • By winning a battle, the items you have equipped will gain experience, and by fulfilling the conditions, you will be able to learn the Skills held by that item. After learning the Skill, players can unequip the item and still keep the skill learned from the item.
  • Prepare for battle by setting your skills before hand. Remember, each formation has a different skill that a party member can cast, so you can equip up to 4 different skills for each character (16 in total). Note that certain skills can only be used in a specific formation (i.e. Strike Formation).

Abilities:

  • Abilities are skills that provide huge advantages. They are held by equipment (weapons, armor, accessories).
  • Set your Abilities by using Ability Points. The higher the character’s level is, the more Ability Points you will receive. When you win a battle, the items you have equipped will gain experience, and if the conditions are fulfilled, you can learn the Abilities they hold. You can then set the Ability without having to equip the item.

In addition to all this wonderful information Idea Factory International also announced that a Deluxe Pack will be available on Steam with a 20% launch week discount. This Deluxe Pack, which will be included with the Deluxe Edition, contains the following content:

The Deluxe pack includes:

  • Character Art Collection
  • Background Art Collection
  • Rough Art Collection
  • PC Wallpapers x2
  • Mobile Wallpapers x5
  • Soundtrack

Super Neptunia RPG will be available digitally for Windows PC on 20th June 2019 as well as physically and digitally for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on the 25th June 2019 (within North America) and 28th June 2019 (within Europe).

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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