Guide to Understanding the Hyperdimension Neptunia Timeline

Hyperdimension Neptunia can be a confusing series to try to keep up with for new players; it’s actually pretty simple, but the titles are definitely weird for sure. So here’s two explanations, one short that tells you all you need to know, and one long that tells you probably way more than you need to know.

Update 2018-03-19: So Cyberdimension Neptunia released and it’s largely in the “non-canon spinoffs” section, though it could potentially be in the main timeline post-Victory 2. Not much of consequence story-wise happens in it so it doesn’t really matter where/whether it’s in the timeline, though it’s inclusion of certain characters makes it clearly post V2 if it is “canon”. But it’s mostly focused on slice-of-life and character development over any plot threads. 

Guide Index

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The Short Version

Easier to show than tell, really:

A diagram of the Hyperdimension Neptunia timeline. See "Text Version" below for a text representation.
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Basically we have three mainline games which have a PS3 release and a Vita/PC Remake, a fourth mainline game with a single PS4/PC release, and a bunch of Vita/PC side games with no bearing in canon. The remakes are functionally equivalent to the main games in terms of the canon story, so don’t worry about “which” canon.

VIIR is a new addition, but is largely the same as VII as far as story is concerned.

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How to import Japanese Estival Versus saves to the Localization

If you’re like me and imported the Japanese release of Senran Kagura Estival Versus AND bought the localized release, you might have been disappointed your old save file didn’t work in the English release. Well, it turns out you CAN import that save data, we just need to use the cross save feature! Here’s a quick step by step guide, this should only take a minute.

Note that you still need to have the Japanese copy of the game to do this with, your save file alone can’t be imported, we need to use the Cross Save functionality ingame to export and import.

Also since this is cross save, you can import a Japanese Vita version’s save data into the US PS4 release or whatever you like.

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The Legend of Dark Witch 2 Guide

This is a guide for The Legend of Dark Witch 2, a sequel that improves on the original in every way and addresses it’s flaws handily. You’ll find the locations of Pura Syega, how to use shop items effectively, how to beat Playing Level challenges are more! You can find the game on the 3DS eShop or on Steam for PC.

If you have any questions or info to give, as always you may leave them in the Comments section below and I’ll get to it ASAP.

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Megadimension Neptunia Victory II Guide

Here you’ll find a mini-walkthrough of important events, True Ending requirements, trophy info and more! If this guide helps, you can consider contributing to my Patreon fan-funding campaign, as I make all my guides and articles for free.

As always any questions or new tips are welcome, and generally best left in the Comments section below.

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Neptunia vs Sega Hard Girls Import Guide

Characters

IF

IF is your standard majorly overpowered Protagonist this time around (much more so than Neptune has ever been). Retaining her incredible AGI and ability to use both magic and physical attacks, she now has a buffed transformation state much like the CPUs and generally has stats well in excess of what she normally would have as a Maker.

IF’s overpoweredness may become rather annoying if you don’t like it, as either she or Segami are required to lead your party and participate in all battles.

 

Segami

Despite being a deuteragonist, Segami is not nearly as overpowered as IF. Instead of a universally buffed transformation state, she has the ability to transform into any one of the Sega Hard girls and copy their current skills. This is very situational unlike IF’s transformation, and I rarely use it, instead using Segami for her inherent traits and just bringing along whatever other party members I like.

Import Guide

Below lies the original text of my import guide. I’ll eventually move it to another page as soon as I’m done with the English one. It will always be a bit less complete than the English one.

As usual I’ve imported the latest Neptunia game and decided to make a quick guide for my fellow importers.

Welcome to Super Dimension War Neptunia VS Sega Hard Girls Dream of Coalescence Special AKA Cho Jigen Taisen Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls Yume no Gattai Special AKA 超次元 大戦 ネプテューヌVSセガ・ハード・ガールズ 夢の合体スペシャル AKA goodness referring to games only availible in another language is difficult, isn’t it. I’ma just call it Neptunia vs Sega Hard Girls.

Trophy Hunter Warning: See the Fetching Balls Master trophy section for some info you should keep in mind the whole game or you’ll make your last few steps of trophy hunting extra painful.

If you want a description of the game in general, check out my Import Impressions post. I’ll keep things clinical for the guide.

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MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune vs Zombies Import Guide

This is a work in progress guide for importers of MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune vs Zombies

This game is known in Japanese as Extreme Dimension Tag Blanc + Neptune VS Zombie Army AKA Geki Jigen Tag Blanc + Neptune Vs. Zombie Gundan AKA 激次元タッグ ブラン+ネプテューヌVSゾンビ軍団. Thankfully the localized title is slightly shorter.

It’s not going to be perfect as I don’t speak Japanese myself, but I play very thoroughly. You’ll find English Menu Translations and general tips on playing the game.

Note this game is fairly import-friendly especially if you’ve played Neptunia Action Unleashed, as it’s largely a sequel in terms of gameplay, though the equipment mechanics are very different.

Work in progress!

I’ve only gotten to Scene 10 and have not dove too deep into certain things and I haven’t yet bothered translating the specifics of some things.  I’ll try and toss a note in this section when I’ve updated, but I’ll try and shove as much useful information into this page as quickly as I can.

Last updated:

2015-11-26: Added English translation of Cheats, one of the Multiplayer screens.

2015-11-22: initial version.

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Chibi-Robo Zip Lash Guide & Outfit Codes!

Here’s a guide with all Chibi Robo Zip Lash outfits, how to unlock them and where they are. It also includes additional information on where to finding toys and other secrets and general gameplay information.

Update: 2017-08-29: Miiverse is shutting down November 8th, but all outfits are still obtainable so long as you use this guide. You just can’t perform the original “crowdsourcing” method to piece together the codes yourself, all the codes still work.

Zip Lash All Outfit Codes

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Submerged Walkthrough

General

Submerged is an unusual game and it’s mostly focused on enjoying the exploration. Do NOT rush your first playthrough, and do not play just hunting down the collectables with a list. Play at your leisure, but do look out for things. Basically, do NOT use this guide, until you’re done playing and want to mop up collectables or you really do need it. Continue reading “Submerged Walkthrough”

Hyperdimension Neptunia MegaGuide

Finding a guide for Hyperdimension Neptunia is an oddly difficult task! So here I’ve assembled a list of guides to help you progress, grind or trophy hunt in each game.

Know something I don’t? Leave a comment below if you find something else to add (links are okay). You can also reach me on Twitter or email contact at sirtaptap dot com.

Updates

 

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Axiom Verge Guide, Maps, & Walkthrough

This guide includes a full, spoiler free walkthrough for Axiom Verge for PS4, PS Vita, PC, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Xbox One, all the things really. It includes maps to help you 100% the game, and assorted tips to help you through the game including item descriptions and special “cheat” passcodes.

As always if you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comments section at the bottom! I read all my comments and update all my guides regardless of age if new info comes in.
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