So, Idea Factory International has been a bunch of busy bees of late. This is a great thing for fans of their console and PC games as a number of cool projects are coming soon and you’ll be wanting to get that disposable income dispenser (or wallet, purse or whatever you keep your plastic in) pointed in the general direction of whatever you’re reading this on to do some pre-ordering now or flat out buying later. There’s a lot to cover, so let’s hop to it!
Look at it. Just LOOK AT IIIIIIIIT!
Isn’t is all so CUTE AS HELL? Yes it is! And all that stuff is a measly $62.99? Excellent. Now stay out of my way while I hug my monitor into a different shape (squeeeeeze, CRACK!!… oops). Um, anyway. For a more sedate (and actually informative) look at what’s in the box, see below:
Somehow, even that teeny-tiny unboxing is CUTE. Or David and Ari at IFI are giants straight out of Attack on Titan (without the crazy faces and people eating) and that box is the correct size. Hmmm… Anyway, go get that LE before it sells out, I say. The game hits retail and digital May 10 (a few days after my birthday IFFY you’re buying me a gift. HINT. HINT. HINT.
Next up is Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart, the former Vita exclusive coming to Steam on April 26. The strategy/RPG also rocks the cuteness factor hard, but I’d bet you a shiny new penny that it’s looks are deceiving. I missed the Vita version, but I do have an active Steam account that needs a few more oddball games in it. So this one’s on my list of games to take for a spin. There are a couple of older IF titles on Steam if you’re interested in expanding your library and horizons with their brand of fan service-filled JRPGs.
Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force is coming to the PlayStation 4 this spring, and it better hurry because summer is right around the corner. The JRPG also has a cute look to its visuals, but it’s probably also going to show its serious side to players who dive into what it has to offer. There’s a nice teaser trailer at the official site to check out that makes the game worth a look for PS4 owners that may have missed out on the original FFF.
Finally, this one’s going to be fun: Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls is coming this fall to PlayStation Vita and Vita TV and while that title sounds a little like a lost Russ Meyer movie (+10 if you get that reference), it’s yet another charming buy sassy game set in the Hyperdimension Neptunia universe.
Like that series, the cast represents assorted Sega game consoles from the past and the game mixes dungeon crawling and combat with some very pretty and colorful visuals. Sega is way out of the home hardware business these days, but Idea Factory, Compile Heart, and Festella are keeping that dream going for some in quite an entertaining form, I’d say.