The Hyperdimension Neptunia series is a role-playing game franchise intended to parody the game industry. Each of the main characters, known as CPUs, represent one of the three consoles of the previous generation: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii, with the main protagonist Neptunia depicting the unreleased SEGA Neptune. Supporting characters are inspired by development studios and publishers, and the world itself is unsubtly named Gameindustri. There are elements of self-awareness, but it’s a series that sometimes crosses the line between parody and imitation. Producing Perfection might be one of those things.
As a spinoff, Producing Perfection strays from the standard RPG fare of battling random encounters and defeating dungeon bosses to progress the story. Rather, the title instead belongs to the visual novel genre–a game genre that exists almost exclusively in Japan. Players must work with one or more of the protagonists to turn them into a popular idol. Yes, it’s an idol management simulator.
Publisher announces Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory and Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection‘s western releases at their very own Tokyo Game Show event.
Victory is the third Hyperdimension Neptunia series to be released exclusively on PlayStation 3. Players take the role of the CPU named Neptune as she fights to protect the 80’s version of Gamindustri. Neptunia is a fast-paced Japanese Role-playing Game with a battle system that allows free movement and combo attacks.
Generation of Chaos is a PlayStation Portable exclusive purchased through PlayStation Network. It features a fast-paced real-time battle system with an emphasis on strategy as players move their units freely through-out the battle field. It follows the tale of a young girl doomed to die as a result of her disease, and her protective brother, as they seek a cure and get wrapped up in a series of events that could affect the entire world’s fate.
Both titles will be launched on their respective platforms in North America and Europe during the Spring of 2013, with Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection hitting PlayStation Network in February, 2013.