Don't look now but the list of Playstation Vita games coming west gained another member today as Idea Factory International announced the localization of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;birth 1 coming this summer.
Idea Factory International is excited to announce that Hyperdimension Neptunia™ Re;Birth 1, a new installment of the long-loved fan favorite RPG series, Hyperdimension Neptunia, will be released on PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system in the North American and European markets in the late summer of this year. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 is a remake of Hyperdimension Neptunia™, which was previously released for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in 2011. Renewed event conversations, graphics, and newly added game mechanics will entertain fans who have already played the PlayStation3 version of Hyperdimension Neptunia as well as newcomers to the series. More detailed information regarding the release method and the release date will be available soon!
Neptunia Re;birth 1 is a port/updated remake of the original Hyperdimension Neptunia game released back in 2011. If you were fortunate enough to never play it just know that the gameplay in it was pretty terrible by most accounts. Re;birth 1 keeps the original game's core story intact but now runs on the engine from the much better Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory released last year.
I'm excited and I really hope that IFI does a physical release. My poor wallet on the other hand has one more hit to take as 2014 continues to consume all my extra cash.