Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 (PSVita) Available in Physical and Digital Forms in North America

May 1st 2014
LOS ANGELES, CA., May 1, 2014 –Idea Factory International announced today that HyperdimensionNeptunia™ Re;Birth1, a new installment in the long-loved fan-favorite RPG series HyperdimensionNeptunia, will be released on the PlayStation®Vitahandheld entertainment system in physical and digital forms in the North American market. It will also be available in digital form in the European market. Both releases are planned for the late summer of this year. HyperdimensionNeptuniaRe;Birth1 is a remake of HyperdimensionNeptunia, which was previously released for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in 2011. Renewed event conversations, graphics, and newly added game mechanics will entertain fans who have already played the PlayStation3 version of HyperdimensionNeptuniaas well as newcomers to the series.

The official website for HyperdimensionNeptuniaRe;Birth1 is now open for fans to visit! The opening movie and more information are available at Ideafintl.com/rebirth1!

Story
Gamindustri: One of many parallel universes protected by four goddesses known as CPUs. Long ago, these four CPUs engaged in a war for supremacy known as the War of the Guardians. However, this war weakened their protective hold on the world inhabited by their people, and in turn it was flooded by monsters under the influence of an individual known as Arfoire.During the War of the Guardians, one of the CPUs—Neptune—was defeated by the others and hurled down to the world's surface from the heavens. The drop caused Neptune to lose her memories, as learned by Compaand IF, who happen upon the fallen girl. A mysterious book containing knowledge of all Gamindustri'shistory suddenly speaks out to Neptune, Compa, and IF. With the assistance of this sentient book, the trio embark on an extraordinary journey across four different nations on a quest to save the entire world!

Key Features and Differences from the PlayStation®3 version
An overhauled battle system! HyperdimensionNeptuniaRe;Birth1 takes the original game and equips it with the battle system of HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory! This gives the player a more in-depth gaming experience!
New scenario, new ending! The main story and event scenes are renewed from the PlayStation3 version. The core storyline will remain mostly the same, but the conversations between characters are all new! A new ending has been added as well! This will allow players returning from the PlayStation3 version to enjoy the game anew!
New “Remake System”! A new system has been added to HyperdimensionNeptuniaRe;Birth1: the “Remake System”! It lets players customize and make changes to the game system itself by obtaining “Plans”!
Receive Blank Discs to craft your own Game Discs!You can create unique equippableitems by burning Idea Chips (abilities) onto Blank Discs! Depending on the Idea Chips used, a Godly Game may result, which will grant you an additional ability!
DLC brings more playable characters and more! Additional characters will be playable through DLC; players can increase the level cap to 999; and additional monsters, quests, and dungeons will be available!


Visit Ideafintl.com/rebirth1! for more info!
Product InformationTitle: HyperdimensionNeptunia™ Re;Birth1
Console: PlayStation®VitaRelease date: Late Summer 2014Release format: Physical &PSN (NA)/PSN (EU)Publisher: Idea Factory InternationalGenre: RPGPlayer(s): 1Voiceover options: Original Japanese/English voiceover Language format: English subtitlesESRB/PEGI: RP

About Idea Factory International, Inc.,
Idea Factory Co., Ltd. has been releasing its video game titles, such as the HyperdimensionNeptunia™, Record of AgarestWar,and Hakuokiseries, in North America and Europe through third-party publishers. As it increases the volume of various content it wishes to make available globally, including video games, animation, and social apps, Idea Factory International, Inc. intends to focus on providing general and overall information regarding such Idea Factory properties to North American and European fans, as well as strengthen the Idea Factory brand around the globe.

All screenshots shown here are still under development. They may not represent the final North American and European versions.Copyright: ©2014 IDEA FACTORY / COMPILE HEART / FELISTELLA All rights reserved. HyperdimensionNeptunia™ is a trademark of Idea Factory. Licensed to and published by Idea Factory International, Inc.

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