Neptunia Virtual Stars To Launch March 2021 on PlayStation 4 and Steam

Publisher Idea Factory International have today announced that Neptunia Virtual Stars, which is one of the newest entries into the Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise, will launch physically and digitally for the PlayStation 4 on the 5th March 2021 within Europe (and on 2nd March 2021 in North America) as well as digitally on Steam on the 29th March 2021.

As previously announced Neptunia Virtual Stars is a third-person action-RPG-shooter title that sees the Goddesses become involved in the popular world of Vtubers. As such this western release will only feature Japanese audio with English text localisation (on PS4) along with includes Japanese and Traditional Chinese subtitles in the Steam version of the game. In addition to the release date the publisher also unveiled new details about the game.

Character Types:

V-Idols are virtual idols from distant dimensions who were summoned by Faira to save Planet Emote from the Antis.

Vtubers are real-life internet stars who have been kidnapped by the Antis to destroy Planet Emote’s content. The Gamindustri Goddesses and V-Idols must collect V-Cubes from defeated V-Hunters to save the Vtubers.

Battle System (Goddesses):

Switch Between Characters:
During battle, players can immediately switch between the Neptunia Goddesses and V-Idols! The Neptunia Goddesses fight using third-person shooter mechanics, while the V-Idols use hack n’ slash action mechanics. Take advantage of enemies by using the battle mechanic it is weak against!

Tokimeki Flash:
The Goddesses can use their bullets to purify the souls of the Antis! Every successful attack fills up the purification gauge to activate “Tokimeki Flash”. Once activated, players will be able to deal massive damage, receive less damage from foes, and stun enemies!

Battle System (V-Idols):

Step Charm:
Players can activate a V-Idol’s “Step Charm” with a perfectly-timed evade to be temporarily granted unlimited MP!

Execution Finish:
When a player defeats an enemy with a V-Idol’s skill, “OVER FLOW” will be displayed on the screen. This will trigger the V-Idol’s “Execution Finisher”, an incredibly strong attack which also grants boosts to the player’s HP recovery and MP limit.

Neptunia Virtual Stars will be available physically and digitally on the 5th March 2021 within Europe, as well as digitally on Steam on the 29th March 2021. A physical limited edition for the PlayStation 4 will also be available from the Idea Factory Store with pre-orders starting on the 2nd February 2021.

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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