Neptunia Virtual Stars Announced for Western PlayStation 4 Release in 2021

Idea Factory International have announced that the latest instalment into the long-running Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise, known as VVVtunia in Japan, will be released as Neptunia Virtual Stars in 2021 for the PlayStation 4 within Europe and North America.

Neptunia Virtual Stars is a third person adventure game with visual novel elements that will be released physically and digitally onto the PlayStation 4 within Europe and North America. The story will once again see the four CPU’s and their respective nations take part in a new adventure that sees VTubers (virtual tubers) transported from earth to Virtualand and under threat from a new group known as Anti.

A detail look at the story, and the games key features, can also be found below:

Story:
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?

Key Features:

  • Switch On-The-Fly – Seamlessly switch perspectives between melee and ranged shooter characters in fast-paced hack ‘n’ slash battles – get the right combos for more bonuses and greater damage!
  • Feel the BeatTik Rhythm – Team up with real-life virtual YouTubers and get fans riled up in BeatTik rhythm game performances to save the planet!
  • BGM got me going! – Background music can help or hurt you in special boss battles, changing battle conditions and even unlocking coordinated finishing moves.
  • Cheer up with VTubers – VTubers can randomly join you during battle to help! With their support, they can cheer you on during play and even provide you with a special prize if you make their dreams come true!

Neptunia Virtual Stars is currently planned for a 2021 release for the PlayStation 4 with further details to be announced in due time.

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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