Game to be available on Switch and PlayStation 4
The Neptunia franchise is best known for its tendency to humorously and accurately poke fun at popular gaming culture, and it appears as though the series will finally be setting its sights on the realm of 2D gaming with Idea Factory International’s announcement of Super Neptunia RPG.
Developed by Canada-based developer Artisan Stuios, Super Neptunia RPG will be a 2D side-scrolling RPG set within — not surprisingly — an entirely 2D world. For more information, check out the official story description and key features below:
“In a world where 2D games reign supreme, an organization called Bombyx Mori forces its citizens to churn out 2D games as offerings to their leader. Those who dare to use new technologies or whose games don’t meet their standards risk banishment to the soul-crushing Trial Grounds.
A girl awakens in this world with no recollection of anything beyond her name, Neptune, and soon realizes she possesses great strength. With her newfound sense of heroism and a strange book known as Histoire in hand, she sets off on a journey to see if there might be more than this
- 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 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!
Super Neptunia RPG is slated to release in the West sometime this Fall on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Are you eager to experience the first-ever 2D Neptunia adventure? Let us know in the comments below!