Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Idea Factory

Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection launching in June

Hyperdimension Neptunia Producing Perfection (PS3) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS is preparing their latest in the Hyperdimension Neptunia, Producing Perfection, for release later this summer. Unlike the previous Neptunia titles, gamers now must guide the CPUs through the perilous journey of becoming idols. Beginning on June 3, instead of forming a party to battle the forces of evil, players will take on the duties of a manager and producer for Blanc, Neptune, Noire, or Vert. The CPUs will need to be trained to dance, sing, and promote themselves, eventually joining one another on stage in duets or as a new band. Players will need to navigate their way around event scenes, daily activities, schedules, and more to see their chosen CPU best the current favorite, MOB-48.

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PlayStation Vita News

Idea Factory releases statement about Monster Monpiece’s changes

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Following their announcement yesterday that Monster Monpiece will be coming to North America later this year with a few alterations, Idea Factory has released a statement to address concerns regarding the changes. The full statement is available below, plus a few new screens.

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PlayStation Vita News

Idea Factory bringing Monster Monpiece to North America

Monster Monpiece (PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Idea Factory has announced that they will be bringing their first PS Vita title to North America, Monster Monpiece. Set for a PSN release this spring, the game is a mixture of card battling and light role-playing elements that tasks players with tracking down a friend who has become “Lost” and leader to a group of creatures known as “monster girls.” As her best friend, May, players must stop Elza and her gang from stealing the protective quartz housed within the world’s cities. The cards are represented by 3D chibi characters, and there are over 100 monster girls to call upon during battle. Each monster has their own skills and weaknesses, and they can be fused for new combinations as well as powered by rubbing the touch screen (it seems even monsters have hearts). The game will also support ad hoc and network modes for multiplayer.

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PlayStation Vita News

Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi announced for 3DS

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Aksys Games is preparing a new visual novel/otome release for 3DS, Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi. The Idea Factory-developed title follows Chizuru as she travels to Kyoto in search for her father. Along the way, she encounters a mysterious band of samurai who are also also looking for him. Together, the group must make their way through Japan while avoiding the battling shogun and imperial forces as well as strange supernatural phenomena. As it’s a relationship sim, players will forge bonds with their new allies through six new stories.

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(PlayStation Vita Review) Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection

(PlayStation Portable / Vita Review) Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection

“… priced right for the casual strategy fan looking for something a little different.”

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PS Vita Reviews

(PlayStation Portable Review) Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection

(PlayStation Portable / Vita Review) Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection

“… priced right for the casual strategy fan looking for something a little different.”

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PlayStation Portable Reviews

Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection now on PSN

Generation of Chaos: Pandora's Reflection (PSP, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has launched a new strategy-RPG on PSN today, Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection. The Idea Factory-developed PSP, PS Vita release follows alchemist Claude and Yuri, his cursed sister, as they travel the lands of Hades in search of a cure. Multiple endings, an alchemy-based upgrade system, and a quasi-turn-based, time-centric combat system await those who take up their cause.

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PlayStation Portable News, PlayStation Vita News

Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi announced for PSP

Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi (PSP) Announcement - Art

It seems that the PSP still has some life left in it. Aksys Games has announced a follow-up to last year’s Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi. The hack-and-slash action title from developer Idea Factory features Saito and the rest of the main characters battling through an alternate storyline that will see them strike out on a new path or relive past exploits. The six warriors will also now be able to engage a Fury Mode, a state of pure rage that can clear out hordes of enemies but also lead to a bad ending if abused.

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PlayStation Portable News

Record of Agarest War 2 launches for PS3 in stores, on PSN

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The latest in the Record of the Agarest War saga is now available in stores and online with the launch of Record of Agarest War 2 for PS3. The strategy-RPG, co-developed by Idea Factory, Compile Heart, and Red, and localized by Aksys Games, is available on PSN as well as a Standard Edition and Limited Edition in retail.

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PlayStation 3 News

Aksys announces, details Record of Agarest War 2 Limited Edition

Record of Agarest 2 (PS3) LE Announcement - Header

PlayStation 3 gamers looking to scratch that strategy-RPG itch will be able to get their fix soon, courtesy of Aksys Games and Record of Agarest War 2. Not only that, but the company is looking to make an impression with a Limited Edition version that includes an array of unique extras, including an inflatable doll of Felenne, compressed 8 x 12″ hand towel*, and artbook.

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PlayStation 3 News