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Neptunia Virtual Stars coming to Western PS4s in 2021

Idea Factory and Compile Heart are bringing the girls of the Neptunia series West once more in 2021 with the upcoming PS4 release of Neptunia Virual Stars. The game is a 3D hack 'n' slash in the same vein as the Dynasty Warriors series. There is no price point for the game at this time but we do know it will be available both digitally as well as physically. We also know that the game will feature Japanese and English voice overs as well as English subtitles.

According to the official press release for the game, the story of Neptunia Virtual Stars is as follows,

"In a dimension called Virtualand, the virtual planets that exist within it contain an extraordinary ability to produce a commodity known as content. Of these celestial bodies is a tranquil planet known as EMO. This was the latest target of a nefarious group whose sole purpose is to destroy content created by virtual planets... Anti. Their decimation of EMO has left its citizens hopeless.

Just then, VTubers, popular live-streamers from Earth, were suddenly transported to Virtualand. Because VTubers possess an affinity for creating good content, they were obvious targets for Anti, who quickly captured them and turned them into data pockets known as V Cubes.

Fair, the Virtual Goddess and leader of Planet EMO, sent out a distress signal to multiple dimensions in the hopes of a miracle. Two groups received the signal - the rising VTuber stars, Mi and Yu, members of MEWTRAL, as well as the Goddesses of Gamindustri: Neptune, Noire, Blanc, and Vert. Both parties, now entering unfamiliar terrain, decide to team up to duke it out against Anti! Can they band together and save planet EMO from complete destruction?"

The official press release also lists the key features of the game, which you can see just below.

"Switch On-The-Fly – Seamlessly switch perspectives between melee and ranged shooter characters in fastpaced hack 'n' slash battles - get the right combos for more bonuses and greater damage!

Feel the BeatTik Rhythm – Team up with real-life virtual YouTubers and get fans riled up in BeatTik rhythm game performances to save the planet!

BGM got me going! – Background music can help or hurt you in special boss battles, changing battle
conditions and even unlocking coordinated finishing moves.

Cheer up with VTubers – VTubers can randomly join you during battle to help! With their support, they can cheer you on during play and even provide you with a special prize if you make their dreams come true!"

A gameplay trailer for the Japanese version was released on the official Compile Heart YouTube channel, and you can watch it below. Additionally, we have included some screenshots from the Japanese version of the game at the end of this article for you to look at at.

Does Neptunia Virtual Stars interest you? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think of this upcoming PS4 release.

*All images courtesy of Idea Factory International