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PS4 Rhythm Hack-and-Slasher ‘Neptunia Virtual Stars’ Heads West Next Year

Neptunia and the gang team up with virtual live-streamers to bring rhythm-based beatdowns to the forces of Anti in 2021.

 

Idea Factory International today confirmed that Neptunia Virtual Stars will be making its way to the PlayStation 4 in Europe and North America in 2021.

The music-based hack ‘n’ slash title, which will be released in both physical and digital formats, stars IFI’s Goddesses of Gameindustri as they team up with Earth’s VTubers to save the planet of EMO from the forces of the sinister Anti.

You can find a summary of the game’s story and key features courtesy of the game’s publisher below:


Story 

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?

Key Features

Switch On-The-Fly – Seamlessly switch perspectives between melee and ranged shooter characters in fast-paced 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!

 


You can find the latest screens from the game in the gallery below.

 

 

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