Compile Heart shared a couple of new Hyperdimension Neptunia U gameplay videos featuring old and new characters.

Hyperdimension Neptunia U is a little different to the other Neptunia games. It’s an action spinoff and doesn’t use the usual turn-based fighting mechanics. Compile Heart shows how the new fighting mechanics work in a batch of new gameplay videos. Veteran players will recognize the first few characters; Nepgear, Uni, Rom and Ram but there are a two new characters shown. Famous Japanese game magazines will be present; Dengekiko and Famitsu.

Nepgear:

Nepgear uses a simple fighting style until she transform into her HDD form. Her special attacks “Slash Wave” and “Multiple Beam Launcher” hit hard and will take out nearby enemies.

Uni:

Uni is the weapons expert, shooting her massive gun to take out enemies. When transformed to her HDD form she will be able to increase her reach and hit enemies a lot harder.

Rom:

Rom uses magic for her attacks, her special attack “Thunderbolt” attacks enemies in a straight line. When she uses her EXE drive attack it will hit enemies all around her.

Ram:

Ram also uses magic for her attacks but they are┬ánot as powerful as Rom’s attacks. The EXE drive attacks from Ram hit a lot harder to make up for this.

Dengekiko:

The first special guest we see is Dengekiko, this famous game news reporter uses a range of attacks and weapons we may have seen before. Like the others, her attacks will increase in power when she transforms.

Famitsu:

Famitsu is the second special guest we see. This game news reporter swings her giant shrimp-like weapon to hit enemies around her. Both special guests have a lot more Special Attack points than the usual characters and rely on those attacks to take out enemies.

Hyperdimension Neptunia U releases August 28 in Japan.

  • nonscpo

    Still think its weird that they added “U” in their title considering a certain other platform this gen that I will not mention, among other things lol.

  • annoymouse

    Im surprise no one mentioned Dengekiko’s Ex attacks look like biri from A certain Magical Railgun series. Her first attack is an electric shock and her second shows her flicking a coin which turns into a beam.