Megadimension Neptunia VII (新次元ゲイムネプテューヌ VII (Shin Jigen Game Neptune VII)) is the sequel to Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory and the series' first installment for the PS4.
- 1 Storyline
- 2 Characters
- 3 Information
- 4 System
- 5 Digital Deluxe Edition
- 6 Gallery
- 7 External Links
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Trailers
- 10 References
The game features one over three different dimensions happening at different times, as opposed to previous games in the series which focus on one dimension and timeline.
Zero Dimension Game Neptune Z: Ragnarok of the Abyss Goddess
While, as usual, slacking off from her duties as a CPU, Neptune finds an old gaming console which transports her and Nepgear to the Zero Dimension, a dimension that has been completely destroyed by four beings knows as "Dark CPU's". There they meet Uzume Tennouboshi, a CPU whom has lost her memories, and her friend Umio, while also crossing paths with an older version of Neptune. Together they must save the doomed dimension while trying to find a way to bring Neptune and Nepgear back home.
Hyperdimension Game Neptune G: Gold Vanguard Gamindustri Existence of Change
Gamindustri have grown tired of the CPU's and started looking for others to lead them; an event known as the "CPU shift period". Things are made worse by a website called "@GeneralSummarySite", which exposes CPU's private lives and ruins their public image. To regain the people's faith, the CPU's hold a tournament and end up fighting each other in the finals. However, they are interrupted by a four-person group called "Gold Third", who easily defeat them. At that moment reality changed, with "Gold Third" taking the CPU's places as the leaders of Gamindustri. The CPU's each decide to return to their nation to find out what has happened.
Neptune returns to Planeptune only to discoer that, aside from Nepgear and Histoire, everyone has forgotten about her, even her close friends IF and Compa. The nation is now ruled by the "Gold Third" member B-Sha, a money glutton who likes to play hero. However, there is one problem, she has a huge phobia towards monsters. Neptune will have to try her best to make everyone remember her and help B-Sha overcome her phobia, all the while defending Planeptune from monster attacks in her stead.
Upon returning to Lastation, Noire is shocked to discover that, in this new reality, she is a wanted criminal. While running from the authorities she is helped by a girl named K-Sha, whom becomes her very first friend. What Noire doesn't know is that K-Sha is actually the "Gold Third" member currently ruling her nation and that she secretly harbors an obsession towards her. Things become even more complicated when a mysterious individual tries to get K-Sha to "remove" Noire's younger sister Uni, whom K-Sha believes is getting in the way her of her relationship with Noire.
While searching for her younger sisters, Rom and Ram, Blanc is attacked by a bunch of monsters and nearly killed. She is, however, saved by the "Gold Third" member currently ruling Lowee, C-Sha. While getting off on a bad start, Blanc eventually forms a friendship with C-Sha (except for the fact that C-Sha calls her Blanny). However, their friendship becomes threatened when Lowee's corrupt government tries to put them against each other. Eventually, C-Sha reveals her secret to Blanc and tries to destroy the source of her power, only to become possessed by the red mist which leaks uncontrollably from her body and attracts the "delusional" monsters.
After returning to Leanbox, Vert takes up a job as a soldier under the direct command of the "Gold Third" member ruling the nation, S-Sha. The job mainly involves defeating monsters, however, S-Sha seems to have darker motives behind giving Vert these jobs.
After each confirming the safety of their nations, the CPU's reunite and exchange what they've learned. An organization called "AffimaX", composed of, the runner of the "@GeneralSummarySite", Affimojas and his informant, Steamax, is revealed to be responsible for everything. The CPU's try their hardest but find that they cannot defeat them as they currently are. However, at that moment the members of "Gold Third" combine their power with that of the CPU's to give rise to a new power, the "Next Form".
Heart Dimension Game Neptune H
Monsters from the Zero Dimension have suddenly started to appear in the Hyperdimension. Neptune, Noire, Blanc and Vert try to stop them, however, as they confront them, they are approached by none other then Uzume Tennouboshi, but the dark side of her and the main antagonist and the Dark Orange CPU named Kurome Ankokuboshi. Kurome then traps the four of them in the mysterious Heart Dimension and reveals that she plans to fuse the Hyperdimension and Zero Dimension together. In a attempt to rescue the CPU's, Nepgear, IF, Compa, Uni, Rom and Ram and the members of "Gold Third" chase after Kurome and save the captured CPUs by Kurome before they fall into the whirlpool of delusions.
- Uzume Tennouboshi (Orange Heart)
- Neptune (Zero Dimension)
- Gold Third – A four-person group. Relationship with the goddesses unknown.
- Arfoire (Zero Dimension)
- The Dark CPU – Four mysterious giants that bring despair wherever they go.
- Affimojas – Runs Gamindustri’s biggest summary site Shogun’s Summary Site,” which yields heavy profit.
- Steamax – A shinobi working for General Affimojas.
- Kurome Ankokuboshi - The dark side of Uzume and the Dark Orange CPU who intend to fuse the Zero Dimension and the Heart Dimension
The four patron goddesses in NEXT form. Big differences (from the normal goddess form) can be clearly seen as a glance, but it would be more interesting to know about possible changes in the fighting style in the actual implementation of the NEXT Form. Also, since the goddesses change their personality when transformed, there may be further changes (in personality) when they activate the NEXT Form.
A new character Uzume Tennouboshi, a red hair pigtail girl carrying a megaphone, will join her. Her name follows that she is also based on a planet and may be another Sega based character, most likely the Dreamcast. She will have a CPU form named Orange Heart.
There are also 4 more characters in the game called "Gold Third" (comes from third party developers) that might be based on Konami, Capcom, Square Enix and Bandai Namco.
- April 10, 2014 - The teaser showing characters and stuff.
- April 30, 2014 - The trailer shows the 3 new dimensions.
- June 17, 2014 - The trailer shows the game is for PS4.
- July 17, 2014 - The trailer showing Gold Third.
In this game, There would be special battle scenarioes with extra large enemies. It would be different from an ordinary battle, and there will be a new transformation called "Next Form" that will change the Heart's personality to fight the new and powerful enemies.
Digital Deluxe Edition
The Digital Deluxe Edition was released on Steam in July 5, 2016 that came bundled with the Digital Artbook, the game's official OST with a lyric booklet, and a Steam key.
In addition, the Digital Deluxe Edition was included with the Digital Complete Set, coming bundled with all dlc packs including the base game.
- This is the first game of the franchise to be released on the PlayStation 4 console.
- Since this game is the first in the series to be featured in a Next-Gen console, the Goddesses' Next Forms may be referencing the generation of Next-Gen consoles such as the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the Wii U.
- The initials VII have two meanings. One is that the game might be a sequel to Victory. Also, if you count the PSVita games (except remakes), this is the seventh game in the franchise.
- In addition, the word "shin" (新, lit. "New") also a play on words for another Japanese character called "shin" (神, also read as "kami" in kun'yomi reading as seen in previous title).
- During initial planning, Compile Heart originally wanted to make this game into three separate games. it was decided instead to make them into one game.