The Neptunia game series has a simple premise: What if video game consoles were actually magical goddesses in a world filled with video game-inspired characters and in-jokes. Uberdimension Blanc + Neptune Faction Vs. The Zombie Army is more of the same but in a high school—and with zombies.
I just finished the newest Neptunia game, Uberdimension Blanc + Neptune Faction Vs. The Zombie Army, and its ending credits are its best part.
If your first thought at the outbreak of a real zombie apocalypse would be to grab a camera because the resulting footage will look great in your zombie movie, you’re probably a character in the newest Neptunia title.
So far the Neptunia franchise has been three mediocore RPGs and a passable IDOLM@STER parody—so my hopes weren't the highest going into its first strategy RPG. But let me tell you, there is a lot to love in Hyper Goddess Faith Noire: Ultra Goddess Black Heart—even with its impressively complicated name.
The newest game in the Neptunia series stars some of the most well-known game franchises reimagined as anime girls. But the character designs are far from the only shout-out to these series. You should see some of the special attacks.
I am no stranger to the Neptunia video game parody franchise with its anthropomorphic personifications of game systems, companies, and series. However, one thing has always freaked me out when playing them: the characters' constantly heaving chests.
The Neptunia series has a long history of turning video game consoles and companies into anime girls for their games. But the new spin-off game, Hyper Goddess Faith Noire: Ultra Goddess Black Heart, takes it a step further and gives famous Japanese game franchises their own anime girl treatment.
Games and game systems pop up semi-frequently in anime. But given the utter failure of the Xbox 360 in Japan, I was more than a little surprised to see a Kinect in a recent episode of lesbian romantic comedy Sakura Trick.
Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation, based on the game series of the same name, was not on my list of the five anime you should have been watching this past summer, but it may be the anime of last season that gamers will get the most out of. This is because it is chock full of hilarious, gaming-related humor.
It’s looking to be a big summer for game industry parody series Neptunia—despite the worrisome event from a few weeks back. Not only is it getting its own anime and a remake of the original game on the Vita, but it also recently got a new spin-off game: God Dimension Idol Neptunia PP.
The newest game in the Neptunia series, God Dimension Idol Neptunia PP, came out on the Vita a little over a week ago. Today I finished it, only to discover the ending credits were better than the entire game preceding it.
This year at the Tokyo Game Show, Kotaku had the pleasure of sitting down with Mizuno Naoko, the creator of Hyperdimension Neptunia (and both of its sequels), to talk about the past, present, and future of the series. As we sat 47 floors above the game show proper, she told me about the origins of Neptunia.