Are you ready for some action? Today’s the day that Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed is… unleashed! As Neptunia’s very first hack ‘n’ slash (developed by Tamsoft, the fine folks behind the Senran Kagura games), you know this game will bring the action and the laughs to your PS Vita!
The setting is a peaceful Gamindustri, but the CPUs and the CPU Candidates tasked with protecting the land find all this peace a little dull. Enter esteemed journalists Famitsu and Dengekiko to give these Goddesses something to do! What is it they have them do? Why, fight in newsworthy brawls for fans to read about as a meta-commentary on the game industry, of course!
Pick from a roster of ten characters, including newcomer playable characters Famitsu (weapon: a giant shrimp) and Dengekiko. From combo-crazy to heavy damage-dealers to ranged attackers, each character is equipped with her own unique fighting style!
You can go solo or you can pair up two characters to fight in battle, freely tagging in the other with a tap of the D-pad. Strategically choose your characters based on their fighting styles and the requirements of the mission, or just pick them to hear the character-specific banter they’d have. The more times two characters fight in battle, the higher their Lily Rank will get, unlocking special bonuses like faster EXP gains!
During battle, you’ll face down relentless hordes of enemies using a variety of light and heavy attack combinations both on the ground and in the air. As you attack, you can build up your SP gauge to unleash devastating special attacks you’ve learned. And this wouldn’t be a Hyperdimension Neptunia game if you couldn’t perform an HDD transformation — build up your EXE bar to assume your ultra-powerful Goddess form with new attack combos and her own special attacks that are heavy on the pain! Even Famitsu and Dengekiko get their own transformations. Don’t get too confident though, because if you take too much damage or spam too many high-level attacks, you’ll experience a “Costume Break,” dramatically lowering your defense but upping your attack.
For all of its flashy hack ‘n’ slashery, we’ve still gotta pay homage to our RPG roots. You’ll get to level up your characters and boost their stats in battle, while also collecting enemy medals to unlock powerful new weapons, stats, and equipment — including unbreakable outfits!
Like any good RPG, you’ll also receive a variety of missions that go beyond slaughtering enemies, including some special mystery missions! Even when you’ve finished the main story, you’ll have two extra challenging game modes, one of which pits you in a tournament against the other characters in a one-on-one test of strength and skill. Show ’em who the real Goddess is!
So grab your ridiculously oversized gun and blast your way into a hack ‘n’ slash experience with depth and humor, and let’s bring a little action up in this piece!