Adopting an approach similar to the one taken by Nippon Ichi Software America, the team at Idea Factory International recently got together representatives from a variety of media outlets to announce a sizable batch of new video games they plan to unleash upon (mostly) fans of JRPG’s in 2016. As I am not even in the same continent as them, I was unable to attend this press event for myself. However, the company have since made public the five games they will have available on store shelves in “Spring of 2016”.
MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies
Fight off zombie hordes with friends in the first multiplayer game in the Neptuniaseries, MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies for the PlayStation Vita system and PlayStation TV! Set in Gamicademi, Gamindustri’s academy for CPUs and CPU candidates, Blanc and friends must film a movie to save their school, fend off zombies, and look cute at the same time! Play with up to 4 friends or tag team with up to 4 characters, including new characters, Tamsoft and UzumeTennouboshi, and familiar faces, Plutia, Peashy, Dengekiko, and Famitsu to Nep up some zombies! Additionally, you can stylize characters with accessories like glasses, eye patches, and masks to make sure you look extra cute while slaying!
Fairy Fencer F: Dark Advent Force
Fairy Fencer F is reborn as Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force for the PlayStation 4 system! Continue your adventure through three new story paths: The Goddess story, the Vile God story, and the Evil God story. Play as Fang and his gang as you face off against a new, evil organization, meet new fairies and fencers, and collect the furies scattered across the world. Each path leads to a different outcome, so choose wisely. Alongside new content, you can now have up to 6 characters on the battlefield at a time! That’s double the fairies and the fencing! With so many characters, players will be allowed to balance gameplay with three new difficulty settings: Easy, Normal, and Hard.
PC (via Steam)
These cards have heart! In the world of Yafaniel, humans and “monster girls” live an uneasy coexistence. You’ll train as May Esperio to become a master of these monster girls in strategic, card-based battle that features light RPG elements. Throw down with the enemy using your cards’ Skills and Potentials, and give their stats an extra boost with special bonuses. If you play your cards right you’ll collect over 100 monster girls to fight for you! You’ll get to level those ladies up with the First Crush Rub mode, which gives you a hands-on role in warming them up for battle!
This updated PC version will not come with multiplayer support, but will include all the original artwork featured in the game’s Japanese release.
Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed
Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart
A spinoff of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series that takes place in an alternate world known as “Gamarket,” featuring Noire as the main protagonist. This is the first strategy RPG in the series and boasts a bundle of new playable characters for your moe army, item customization, the relationship-boosted Lily System, and even a chance to see Gamarket’s hardest-working CPU relax a bit with the “Sim Noire” mode!