Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart is Rated for PC by the ESRB [UPDATE]

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[UPDATE: We’ve gotten a clarification from an Idea Factory International representative, who said:

Right now, we don’t have any plans to put Noire on Steam but when we submitted to ESRB we included PC to be on the safe side if we ever did decide to do a PC release.

We’ll let you guys know if anything changes.]

It seems like Idea Factory International is looking to bring the Sting-developed strategy RPG, Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart, to PC.

The news comes from @Staz117 (via Gematsu) who noticed the game’s ESRB page being updated to show not only its originally confirmed PS Vita platform, but PC as well.

We’ve contacted Idea Factory International for comment, but this makes sense considering the company’s previous statements of bringing more games to PC, via Steam.

It’s worth noting that Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;birth 1 just launched on Steam last week, while Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 and Fairy Fencer F are still coming to Steam as well.

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  1. JackDandy
    February 4, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    SRPGs are always good! Gimme!

  2. Tromboner
    February 4, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    I’ve already committed to the series on Vita. Still, this is great news!

  3. Fire.fire.kun
    February 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Great news if you don’t have a Vita or Playstation TV and have the PC specs.

  4. Bananalint
    February 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    I imagine all Neptunia games onward will release on steam, and I will buy them all.

  5. Loli-Nox-Tan
    February 4, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Awesome! I’m guessing one of the mains reasons for this is that Neptunia Rebirth 1 has been stuck in the top 20 on Steam since it released (#17 currently)

  6. Nin
    February 4, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    While I’ll get it on the Vita when I do get Noire or Rebirth 2, it’s nice to see Neptunia games doing well on Steam despite the initial bugs. Hopefully, future releases will be less problematic.

  7. Domhnall
    February 4, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    That’s great. The more PC ports, the better.

    Just note, IF, that if I have to continually download fan patches to increase the resolution or constantly face DLC recognition errors then I’ll very quickly lose my enthusiasm.

  8. Loli-Nox-Tan
    February 4, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    It’s their first release on the platform so we’ll give them a free pass. At least it isn’t as bad as the FFXIII/-2 ports

  9. DarkChaplain
    February 4, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    They patched in official 1080p support by now. The DLC recognition was silly, but at least one problem there, if not two, were due to the Steam Client being dumb, so I’m willing to overlook that, as it was fixed quickly.

    Overall, I’m pleased with their support so far. I was highly critical of the lack of communication up until launch, but they seem quick to learn and improve.

  10. Nonscpo
    February 4, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    “Right now, we don’t have any plans to put Noire on Steam but when we submitted to ESRB we included PC to be on the safe side if we ever did decide to do a PC release”……Well I’ll give them credit for being honest and upfront about the whole thing. Could have been worse, they could have pulled all of our strings and never say anything to us.

  11. pekikuubik
    February 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    That’s pretty much exactly what they said when the Re;Birth 1 rating was discovered.

  12. Choppinfoot
    February 4, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    I sincerely hope that is the case!

  13. PenguinPlayer
    February 4, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    They said the same about Rebirth and look where we are now.

    It’s useless to hide your plans from the trademark and ERSB hunters!

  14. Tromboner
    February 4, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Looks like a golden age of JRPGs getting ported to PC may be upon us soon!

  15. Nonscpo
    February 4, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Perhaps, perhaps…..only time will tell!

  16. Phelan
    February 4, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    So much for Vita exclusive :/ (they might after all do it)

  17. Ippiki Okami
    Ippiki Okami
    February 4, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    More Japanese games on Steam is good in my book

  18. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    February 4, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Bringing it to the PC is indeed, the safe side.

    I bought Neptunia Rebirth, by the way. I’ll be playing it after Valkyria Chronicles is done.

  19. Domhnall
    February 4, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    You’re right, I will give them credit in that they did get those issues fixed fairly quickly after launch. That’s good on them. But I guess it’s a moot point right now, since the game isn’t actually planned yet for PC.

  20. Gillman
    February 5, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Sort of looks like the fan feed back has decided for you, hasn’t it IF. Weird how that works.

  21. Silhouette
    February 9, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Looking at you, SEGA.

  22. Silhouette
    February 9, 2015 at 9:06 am


    I wasn’t sure I was going to like Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 at first, and I didn’t for a while, but the gameplay and characters grew on me, and I’m going through New Game+, now.

    Looking forward to purchasing the rest of the series, especially on Steam, as I don’t have a PS VITA and honestly am not much of a Handheld gamer.

  23. Actii
    March 6, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Fuck yes.