The (translated) subtitle for Western-developed Brave Neptunia is “World! Universe! Pay Attention! Ultimate RPG Declaration,” and we’ll know more about what shape Brave Neptunia will take later this week. The reveal comes by way of a video posted to Compile Heart’s Youtube channel, plus some reporting from Dengeki Online. Compile Heart and Neptunia series producer Norihisa Kochiwa brought us this news ahead of the release of Dengeki PS issue 661, set to come out on April 26th. The story on Dengeki Online also confirms that Brave Neptunia will see a PS4 release, at the very least.
Earlier, we brought you the news that Compile Heart had taken the extraordinary step of partnering with a Western game development studio for a Neptunia game. Quebec-based Artisan Studios had worked with a few different Japanese developers before on mobile games, and clearly caught the eye of Compile Heart. Still, even with the move to contract a Western developer, we’ve still heard no news on whether or not Brave Neptunia will be getting localized. Not only that, but as only a PS4 release has been confirmed, to say nothing of the Switch, Xbox One, and Steam.
At the very least, we do know at the very least that Brave Neptunia will not be a platformer. The Neptunia series has seen a few different incarnations, with a few different fighting games and tactical RPGs to its name. By and large, however, Neptunia games are known for irreverent humor, constant breaks of the fourth wall, and an awful lot of grinding. One would expect Brave Neptunia to continue this streak, though again, it’s far too early to tell. We’ll know more about Brave Neptunia, and what its extended subtitle means later this week.
What would you like to see out of a Western-developed Neptunia game? Any characters you like to see join Neptune? Let us know in the comments below!