With Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1’s release getting closer, Idea Factory International has shared some new gameplay footage, showing off Re;Birth’s new mechanics.
Take a look!
You can create your own disc (some earlier ones you’ll obtain in the game are cassettes…) that will provide new stats and additional effects for your characters. For example, increasing defense against Ghost-type enemies, increasing movement range in the battle, etc. etc. Each character can equip only one disc, so you need to make sure you have the best one for each character!
You can obtain Plans from residents of Gamindustri or from the battles. By completing the requirements of each plan, you can customize your game experience as you like. For example, you can add new dungeons, change the items you can collect in a dungeon (this video shows how to execute an item change), weaken enemies, strengthen enemies, etc. etc.!
Gameplay – EX Finish Ver. 1:
Each character will obtain a different EXE Drive attack, which will inflict massive damage to the enemy. “EXE Drive” moves will be obtained when the character is at certain levels (I believe Neptune will learn her first EXE Drive skill at level 25). Before obtaining EXE Drive, each character will learn skills for their “EX Finish,” which will finish up their turn with greater damage to the enemy. Each character can equip up to 4 EX Finish skills! This video shows the characters’ EX Finish moves and Nep-Nep’s EXE Drive skill!
Gameplay – EX Finish Ver. 2:
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth will be released on August 26th in the US both digitally and physically. The European release is digital only and will be available on August 27th.
You can expect JCuri’s review in a couple of weeks!