We reported last year that NIS America would be releasing the idol simulation spin off to the Hyperdimension Neptunia series over here in the states as well as Europe. This was some interesting news indeed, but I feel that even the most hardcore NIS America fan was skeptical. Yeah, the Hyperdimension series is quite popular and has done very well for NIS America, but an idol game, no way! It seems however that all our hopes are indeed coming to fruition and the offical site for the game is now up on NIS America’s website.
If you have ever experienced a bit of the popular Idolmaster series then you will know exactly what to expect here. The Neptunias have to become idols but you don’t control them directly. You play as the producer backstage and you have to make all the right decisions, such as costume choices and media appearances, to make sure that your idol’s concert is a success.
Check out the debut English trailer below:
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Here is an excerpt about the game directly from NIS America’s website
The player takes on the role of the main character, who falls into GameIndustri and is immediatly hired by one of the four CPUs, Neptune, Noire, Blanc, and Vert, to be their producer and manager their idol careers. Get your training wheels on, ladies, because a new producer is in town and the fate of GameIndustri hangs in the balance! Will you be able to properly raise these CPUs into idols, or will their citizens be stolen away from them by the popular idol group MOB-48!? Teach these girls to sing, dance, and properly promote themselves to the general populace thanks in part to your expertise in training video game idols back on earth. As the girls’ popularity rises, they will join one another in singing duets, or maybe even come together for a full ensemble!
The game is being developed by Tamsoft and will see release on the Playstation Vita.