I am so looking forward to this strategy/RPG hybrid (plus Noire is my favorite Hyper character). We have some more screens and information about the upcoming game!
Here is the press release:
We've got new character screenshots for Hyperdevotion Noire™: Goddess Black Heart! As you can see, some of these new characters pay homage to certain game franchises, though you'll still get to hang out with series staples.
The very first strategy RPG in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series will be coming to North America and Europe in early 2015. The game will be available in both retail and digital formats exclusively on the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system.
A Moe Army Awaits! You ain't never seen the CPUs like this! Lead them in their first-ever foray into strategy RPG gameplay, taking on enemies in a whole new way. You'll fight off hordes of enemies in turn-based strategy, dodging laser beams and flaming pits, and using dangerous environments against your enemy.
Link up with the "Lily System" The more often characters are in battle together, the higher their bond becomes. Activating the "Lily Boost" grants special stats and abilities, while "Lily Points" can be used to activate ultra-special moves and even goddess transformations. Don't be shy to build up those battle relationships and seal it all with a kiss!
Check your Status! All kinds of funky things can happen in the heat of battle and characters can be hit with status ailments that are both boon and burden. You can get pixelated, zombie-fied, or even turned into a block of tofu! Some status changes come with their own benefit and cost, so keep this in mind during a fight.
Item Customization! You'll get tons of replay value with so many ways to boost your gear's stats! The more enemies you defeat, the more items you can get to customize your gear in whatever way you see fit. Let the great experiment begin!
Livin' the Noire Life! Life's not all about grid-based battles. Sometimes Noire just wants to relax at home, and with the "Sim Noire" mode you'll be able to do just that! Customize the place by buying furniture and accessories with in-game points, and make Noire feel like the goddess she is. She'll also get to go out with friends and build up her social level!
And some images:
Article by Nick