During the “Neptune Re;Birth 1 x Fairy Fencer F Pre-Release! Compile Heart‘s Autumn Next Hyperdimension Galapagos Stage!!” event at the Tokyo Game Show last weekend, Compile Heart announced a new Neptunia project is underway. Compile Heart’s producer Naoko Mizuno, directors Ken Itō and Shingo Onodera, marketing staff member Kazuki Maruyama, voice actress Kanako Sakai, and Dengeki PlayStation’s Yutaka Tanaka hosted the event; however, it wasn’t until after the event had supposedly ended that Onodera returned to the stage for one final surprise. He was handed an envelope by Maruyama which contained a sign that read “the long-deferred new Neptunia work is in production!”
The completely new project is not related to the HyperGoddess Noir: Super God Black Heart PS Vita game starring the character Noire/Black Heart, or Re;Birth 2, the new PS Vita remake of Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2.
NIS America has announced that Idea Factory and Compile Heart’s Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory RPG will be released in March 2013 (12 March in America and 15 March in Europe). Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory is the third installment in the series and will be available on PS3.
A limited edition of the game will be available, containing a full-color, hardcover art book; two exclusive Time Capsule Tins and the Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory original soundtrack.
NIS America gave an official description of the game:
Several years after preventing Arfoire’s revival, Gamindustri has remained at peace. The CPUs and their younger sisters have been enjoying their quiet lives for a while… Then one day, the CPU of Planeptune —Neptune— is sent to another dimension. This new dimension feels very much like her own…except it has only progressed to the Gamindustri of the 1980s. In this dimension, a group of villains calling themselves the “Seven Sages” are trying to create a world free from the rule of CPUs. With help from her new friends, including that dimension’s CPU of Planeptune —Plutia— Neptune begins her quest to protect a totally different Gamindustri in her brand-new adventure!
The game was originally released in Japan on 30 August, and an anime adaptation of the game series has been green-lit.