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access_time October 10, 2014 at 2:02 PM in News by Charlie Grammer

Hyperdevotion Noire heads to North America in 2015

Hyperdevotion Noire is the series' first SRPG adventure.

Hyperdevotion Noire is the series’ first SRPG adventure.

Today Idea Factory International announced that the first strategy RPG in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, Hyperdevotion Noire, will be arriving in North America and Europe in early 2015. Hyperdevotion Noire will arrive exclusively on the PlayStation Vita in both physical and digital forms.

Fans of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series are familiar with the world of Gamindustri, however Hyperdevotion Noire will take place in a separate, although similar world. This world, known as Gamarket, features the CPUs of four nations as they are locked in battle for dominion over the world of Gamarket. Noire is only a single step away from achieving this goal when all of the CPUs are suddenly robbed of their powers by a mysterious force.

Thanks to this force, the four CPUs are forced to put their battles on hold and unite Gamarket against the threat. After all, what good would it be to rule a world if it was destroyed?

The feature list, as presented by Idea Factory, can be seen below:

A Moe Army Awaits! You ain’t never seen the CPUs like this! Lead them in their first-ever foray into strategy RPG gameplay, taking on enemies in a whole new way. You’ll fight off hordes of enemies in turn-based strategy, dodging laser beams and flaming pits, and using dangerous environments against your enemy.

Link up with the “Lily System” The more often characters are in battle together, the higher their bond becomes. Activating the “Lily Boost” grants special stats and abilities, while “Lily Points” can be used to activate ultra-special moves and even goddess transformations. Don’t be shy to build up those battle relationships and seal it all with a kiss!’

Check your Status! All kinds of funky things can happen in the heat of battle and characters can be hit with status ailments that are both boon and burden. You can get pixelated, zombie-fied, or even turned into a block of tofu! Some status changes come with their own benefit and cost, so keep this in mind during a fight.

Item Customization! You’ll get tons of replay value with so many ways to boost your gear’s stats! The more enemies you defeat, the more items you can get to customize your gear in whatever way you see fit. Let the great experiment begin!

Livin’ the Noire Life! Life’s not all about grid-based battles. Sometimes Noire just wants to relax at home, and with the “Sim Noire” mode you’ll be able to do just that! Customize the place by buying furniture and accessories with in-game points, and make Noire feel like the goddess she is. She’ll also get to go out with friends and build up her social level



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