A while back, Idea Factory International announced that they would bring Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online to Europe and North America. They now have release dates for the PS4 version, but they also shared that the PC version will be a bit late. The PS4 edition of game will be out in North America on October 10th. Europe will then get it a few days later on the 13th. Those who want the game on PC will need to wait until “early 2018” for the global release. The reason for this delay is that they want to ensure a smooth experience at launch. Along with this announcement, IFI has also uploaded a video showing off gameplay.
After saving the world many times over, the four Goddesses of Gamindustri have been chosen to become beta testers for a popular MMO. This game tasks the heroines with reviving four goddesses based on their real world selves. During their journey, they will meet the Guardian Spirit NPC Bouquet. They may also confront the evil Demon King who has been threatening the land.
Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online is the latest hack and slash Neptunia title from Tamsoft and Compile Heart. Unlike the main series, combat plays out in real time. Despite the setting, the game is not actually an MMO. Still, the game does feature online multiplayer with support for up to four players. When going solo, AI companions will accompany the player. These allies will change their behaviour depending on the orders the player issues.
As characters level up, they gain access to various skills. Players can then assign these skills to any of the face buttons with two sets available at any time. These normal skills require SP which normal attacks replenish. The cast also eventually gain access to special Awakening skills. These use the Awakening meter which charges with each hit the player lands or receives. The Awakening meter is also used for activating Awakening Mode. While in this mode, the power of skills and the rate of SP regeneration greatly increase. This allows players to spam skills for massive damage.
Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online also features a robust appearance customization system similar to the previous entry in the genre. Players can adjust the size of the game’s various accessories and place them anywhere on or around the characters. They can also assign these items to a specific limb so that they move appropriately in relation to the model.
Since this title takes place in a virtual world, the main Neptunia cast have taken on new roles. Naturally, this means new outfits and weapons for each character.
The perpetually positive protagonist, Neptune of Planeptune, has chosen to be a paladin. With broadsword in hand, she can unleash plenty of hefty melee attacks. She also has access to magic and can even heal her party.
The regal Goddess of Lastation who is totally not lonely has elected to become a black knight. This offense-oriented class specializes in close range combat. When not wielding her spear, Noire seeks to use her experience in the game as inspiration for her secret cosplay hobby.
Blanc, the Goddess of Lowee, will act as cleric for the group. While wielding a staff, this class gives her access to many healing and support skills. An avid reader and aspiring author, Blanc wants to use the game as inspiration for a new story.
The biggest gamer in the cast, the Goddess of Leanbox will be handling the enchanter class. Vert will unleash healingand attack skills while wielding a rapier. She is also the only character capable of enhancing weapons with elements. Since the rest of the CPUs have younger sisters, Vert is looking for someone to become hers.
While this mech enthusiast is Neptune’s little sister, she is by far the more mature sibling. In the virtual world, Nepgear will be playing as a mage and wielding a broom. Her class is rather fragile but has access to powerful offensive magic.
Uni idolizes her older sister Noire and has picked up some of her tsundere-like habits. Ever the firearm enthusiast, she carries pistols into battle in the MMO. As a thief, she specializes in maneuverability and speed.
Blanc’s sister Rom is a somewhat shy samurai. As such, she specializes in swiftly swinging a single sword. Since she is still learning to read, she needed help with the character creation process. Samurai focus on short range combat, so Rom will need to get close to enemies despite her timid nature.
Blanc’s energetic sister Ram has picked the ninja class. This allows her to fight effectively at mid-range using a combination of ninjitsu and melee with an arsenal of common ninja weapons. Her role focuses on shattering break gauges.
There is no news yet regarding a limited edition for Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online. However, every game in the series has had one so far, so it is likely that IFI will announce one before the game releases in October.