NIS America had been saying it was going to release the Hyperdimension Neptunia iOS app outside of Japan and now it’s happened. Hyperdimension Neptunia The App, aptly named so you don’t get confused about what you’re getting, has opened up players to a new world in which Neptune and Noire, the anthropomorphic console goddesses that champion the nonexistant Sega Neptune and the very real PS3. For the low price of free, you can start interacting with the two characters.
Don’t get your hopes up, as these interactions aren’t incredibly in-depth. Hyperdimension Neptunia The App is a mix of a day planner and virtual girlfriend. Players can pick which of the two characters they’ll interact with and that character will greet him or her whenever they log in to update their schedules and check the time. Depending on how often you visit and spend time with Neptune and Noire, they’ll even start to like you and get a bit more chatty.
Of course, Hyperdimension Neptunia The App has a tiny catch. You don’t get everything for free. Part of the app lets users take pictures with the console goddesses and seeing them in the same clothing all the time would get a bit boring. So, NIS America offers in-app purchases that include new outfits and voice packs for each character. The voice packs are so the girl you chose can offer more specific commentary relating to the time of year. Voice packs and single outfits tend to be $1.99 each, though some outfits, like the swimsuit Noire is wearing in the image at the right, are $2.99. Full versions of each character can also be purchased for $5.49, which gives all of Noire’s or Neptune’s stuff at once.
Hyperdimension Neptunia The App is clearly a gimmick app of the highest order. Believe it or not though, people will download it and pay or the bonuses. The series has become a cult classic with a surprisingly large fanbase and Noire is often considered to be the most popular of the goddess characters. So while you’re rolling your eyes, someone out there is splurging on Hyperdimension Neptunia The App extras. I say, good for them. Whatever floats their boat. And that isn’t just because I would totally do the same if Aksys brought over some Hakuoki app like this.