Megadimension Neptunia VIIR Announced for US & Europe

Fans of Nep-Nep and virtual reality rejoice! Idea Factory has announced that they are bringing Megadimension Neptunia VIIR (pronounced V-two-R) westward next Spring. While it’s not a fresh game, this reworking of Megadimension Neptunia VII has the appearance of being worth a double dip, promising to make this a much better experience than the previous edition. According to the publisher, this new version will see:

  • Visual Enhancements – Rendered in a new engine, you’ll experience a smoother, richer graphical experience!
  • Waifus go 3D – The Gamindustri Goddesses dimension-hop right into your PlayStation®VR headset! For the first time ever, you can interact with the Goddesses in VR one-on-one while they explore you, The Player’s, room.
  • New World, New Fights – A renovated battle system allows you to set each attack combo mid-battle and introduces new elements of strategy and resource-management.
  • Console Wars go Next-Gen  Transform into even more powerful beings with their NEXT forms, and take control of a different set of characters who want to run Gamindustri!
  • Virtual Relaxation – Customize your VR room’s furniture with Nep-worthy looks!

Now, as much as I do enjoy VR, I’m not too interested in dealing with a hyperactive Neptune bouncing around a room I painstakingly put together. A revamped battle system, new forms to use, and an improved engine, on the other hand, are absolutely intriguing. While the graphics in the original weren’t terrible, 4 Goddesses Online executed on the anime style with a much better flair. One assumes that this new edition will be aiming for that level. It also sounds like the battles will see some much needed flexibility. All in all, I’m really excited about this re-release.