It seems that we don't need to wait too long to get our action-RPG fix on PlayStation Vita. Renowned Japanese publisher Idea Factory International have released a few details. including giving us release dates, for the latest in the long-running Hyperdimension Neptunia series, Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed.
Fans of the series will be glad to see some new and tweaked gameplay features for the latest Vita incarnation that should keep things interesting.
• Street brawling! For the first time ever, your favorite Neptunia characters will have to hack ‘n’ slash their way through waves of enemies in real time! In the free-roaming stages, you’ll get to create chain combos both on the ground and in the air.With full English language support and PlayStation TV compatibility on release day, fans should be more than happy with the latest edition to the Hyperdimension Neptunia universe.
• Two-person party! With the Dual System, you’ll be able to switch between two characters on the battlefield. Balance out each character’s strengths and weaknesses to create the ultimate battle duo, and even get some new playable characters – some of whom might be familiar from previous Neptunia games.
• Let’s get physical! The heat of battle can cause some wear and tear on your outfits. When you experience a “Costume Break,” your outfits will tear, lowering your defense but increasing your critical rate and EXE Drive Gauge. The road to comebacks is paved with ripped fabric!
• Skills get the kills! Fill up the EXE Drive Gauge in order to clear the room with two tiers of special attacks, and you might just get a helping hand from your friend later on to perform some super special attacks!
Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed Will be available from the PSN store and retail in North America on May 19th, 2015. Europe will see a retail release on May 22nd, with a PSN release on the 27th.