Idea Factory International announced that the Artisan Studio developed RPG Super Neptunia RPG will be delayed in the west until Spring 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
Originally set to release in Fall 2018, Super Neptunia RPG is the first title in the Neptunia series to be developed by a western studio, based in Canada. The game features characters from the series, that were hand-drawn by Neptunia series artist Tsunako.
During gameplay, players will be able to explore the game’s side-scrolling world as well as fight enemies in turn-based battles. This new approach kicks off the story where the world is at odds over which is better, 2D or 3D.
The publisher details the game’s features:
- Old School Dungeons! – Explore gorgeously painted, interactive dungeons in a style inspired by classic gaming titles.
- Follow the Leader! – Enter turn-based battles where the party’s attack style changes based on the battle leader. Switch leaders on the fly, transform mid-battle, and use elemental attacks to maximize your team’s strategy!
- Save Gamindustri! – In a time where retro gaming and 3D graphics are at polar ends, this story delves headfirst into the debate for a self-aware ribbing of gaming culture.
- 2D Comes to Life! – The hand-drawn art of Neptunia series artist Tsunako is brought to life by Artisan Studios, showing the characters in a whole new way!
Additionally, Idea Factory International released the game’s opening movie, introducing the cast of characters and setting. This is the same trailer that launched in Japan last month.
You can watch the opening move below:
Author’s take: It’s sad that this game received a delay. At this time, the Nintendo Switch version hasn’t been announced in Japan, but the PlayStation 4 version is set to launch on September 27 in the region. Fans will find out soon if this title is a worthy fit in the Neptunia series.
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