Idea Factory International Game Announcements For 2015

Amnesia_keyart_1000pxDuring this evenings inaugural press event for Idea Factory International, a plethora of game announcements were made. Chief among them were the release dates for Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed on Vita as well as the other two Neptunia games coming to Steam, but another surprise was the announcement of Amnesia: Memories, a otome visual novel coming to North American shores this August of 2015. Not only will that one be available for the Vita, but also on Steam as well. Read on for the details.

Amnesia: Memories (digital-only, Vita & Steam) – August 2015
Can love transcend time, space, and lost memories? Delve into this question with Amnesia™: Memories, which will be exclusively digital for the PlayStation®Vita system in August, with a Steam release following soon after! It will also be compatible with PlayStation®TV. In this visual novel, your life depends on hiding your recent loss of memory while you navigate complex relationships with five men. Will you be able to piece together that which was forgotten and rewrite the lasting love story you deserve, or will your love story come to an end?

Neptunia U Action UnleashedHyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed (Vita) – May 19th
May the fight be with you! Hyperdimension Neptunia™ U: Action Unleashed, the first-ever foray into the 3D action hack ‘n’ slash genre for the Hyperdimension Neptunia universe, is set to release in North America on May 19th and in Europe on May 22nd/May 27th(digital)! It will be available exclusively on the PlayStation®Vita in both retail and digital formats, and will also be compatible with PlayStation®TV. Featuring new playable characters, as well as customizable equipment and over-the-top skills that haven’t been seen in previous Neptunia games, this title has something to offer to old fans of the series and new fans alike.

Neptunia_ReBirth2_LogoHyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation (Steam) – May 19th
We’re super excited to announce that on May 19th the CPU Candidates of Hyperdimension Neptunia™ Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation will be joining their Re;Birth1 big sisters on Steam! With this PC release, you’ll be able to experience all of the magic of the game that originally launched on the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, with the added polish and shine of 1080p graphics!

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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation (Steam) – Fall 2015
Not only is Neptune traveling across dimensions – now she’s traveling across platforms! After its PlayStation®Vita/PlayStation®TV system release in Summer, Hyperdimension Neptunia™ Re;Birth3: V Generation will get a Fall 2015 release! Luxuriate in all the fourth-wall-breaking comedy you’ve come to expect, with a fine polish of 1080p graphics!

6 thoughts on “Idea Factory International Game Announcements For 2015

  1. I also heard the news. I am actually pretty excited that Idea Factory International is localizing the Amnesia visual novel game for North America. It will come with subtitles and all. Believe me. I am planning to get this on Steam once it releases. Making it my first ever purchase of a visual novel game. It really makes me happy to know I can get to play this too even if I do not live in Japan. If all goes well, hopefully, they can bring over Diabolik Lovers someday.

    • Ideal Factory really did want to bring Amnesia overseas, since before they began with the Neptunia franchise they were looking for partners to help with doing it along with Moero Chronicle. While isn’t official for western territories, that one is getting an Asian release with English subtitles, so with Amnesia, they do seem to be interested in breaking into the visual novel market for female fans. So it is quite possible (if sells are good) Diabolik Lovers might see a release here – even if only a digital one.

      • Thanks for the information. I know you seem to dabble more into video games than me, so it is nice to hear your perspective on this. I am happy to hear more visual novel games could become commonplace. I have secretly wanted this to happen for quite a while now. As for things being digital. I actually do not have any major game consoles right now so games on PC work best for me anyway.

        • Thank you. I just tend to keep up with a lot of news and notice trends, so dabbling would be correct, lol. With a lot of small indie developers getting there visual novels up on Steam and elsewhere, I believe that is galvanizing bigger names to follow suit, since it is introducing them to a larger market that they didn’t know existed. Likewise, a bunch of talent that wasn’t too keen on letting there works go westward are allowing it – maybe in part of seeing Steam’s success, so I do hope the trend continues myself. The more people they are able to reach across different platforms the better, and the more diverse product lineup we can hopefully see in the future.

  2. Pretty happy to see Idea Factory porting their Neptunia games to Steam. Did they said anything about bringing some of the Neptunia spin-offs to Steam?

    • Nothing yet. Once they finishing up with the Nep rebirth trilogy and Amnesia, that might be next step. I personally don’t see them getting to the spinoffs this year (especially Fairy Fencer F still to be announced), but if all goes well it is a possibility.

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