The English/Global version of Azur Lane is finally getting the Hyperdimension Neptunia crossover event that previously hit the Chinese and Japanese versions of the game. Since I usually do guides for Neptunia games and picked up the game just for this crossover, I figured I’d make a little guide for players in a similar situation.
Updates: 2018-11-28: It appears SP4 has the best drop rate for Nep Skin Boxes for cosmetic items
The event just released on 2018-11-22 and runs until 2018-12-05! Filled in most information. I streamed the event on the 22nd including pulls!
The Neptunia characters are viable/high rarity units (Elite and Super Rare, the top two in the game) so if you want to play with just/mostly the Neptunia games it should be pretty viable. Take my advice with a grain of salt though as I only dove in to get the Neptunia characters myself; as always corrections and questions are welcome in the comments below! Or in our Discord Server
Title: Azur Lane
Platform: Android & iOS
Language: English (Global Release)
Release date: 2018 (Global)
Developer: Yostar Limited.
Price: Free to Play with IAP/Gachapon. No ads.
Genre: “Mobage” style collectable character RPG
Filesize: 1.59GB (installed and updated)
Always Online: Yes, persistent internet connection required
Gambling element: Yes (standard character Gachapon a la FateGO etc. Some characters can be acquired outside the gachapon. Other IAPs present)
Battery Drain: High
Azur Lane Quickstart Info
Azur Lane is a fairly standard “mobage” style collection/RPG game. IF you’ve played FateGO, Fine Emblem Heroes, Food Fantasy, or hundreds of others, you probably know what you’re in for.
If you’re just starting the game/haven’t started yet, you’ll want to get to level 15 as soon as possible. This is achievable within a day or two at most with moderate play; I’m level 30 now in 3 days.
Make sure to go to Settings, Account to bind your account to a Twitter/Facebook account. This is your cloud save option; without it, you may lose your account or be unable to transfer it to a new phone.
This is a guide for gameplay, progress, and trophy information in CyberDimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online! The single most important thing to know about this game is nothing is missable and there’s no need for replays! It’s the lowest-anxiety Neptunia game ever, so no need to worry about True Ending requirements, bad ends or anything annoying like that!
As always, if you have questions simply ask them in the Comments section below and I’ll answer them and update the guide. This guide is a work in progress but I’m always willing to update my guides with new info, and I’m playing the English version right now to keep it up to date.
2018-02-28: The PC version has finally released on Steam! The information in this guide is still accurate for the PC version, though I don’t have any info on PC-specific bugs if any.
2017-10-19: More locations, started adding maps (anyone got “all gather point” maps for the ones before Sea of Trees?)
2017-10-18: Added Bugs section with both helpful and very not so helpful bugs. More location info.
2017-10-17: More info on grinding, trophies, locations. Added some gameplay tricks to Uni and Nepgear’s sections.
2017-10-10: Release day! Added some more character info and spruced up the writing in general.
The english version of Four Goddesses Online comes with all the Japanese patches by default. In case you’re not aware of these changes, this is the most major changelist from the base Japanese version:
Level cap is up to 200 (XP accumulated before the patch will be added once the patch is applied, some of my characters had 9999999 XP before the patch and they are now lvl 125 with the patch)
New EX Guild rank with 9 new quests for online multiplayer (rewards are mainly perma stat boost items)
Have you ever hoped someone composed a nice table of all Hyperdimension Neptunia games and their release dates across all platforms and regions? I certainly hope so, because you’ve found exactly that and will have to deal with it either way.
Note: The United States (US) and Japanese (JP) release dates will be used as generic “Western” and “Eastern” dates respectively, their exact release in all sub-regions like Asia, EU, AU may vary by a few days. PC releases are listed as World Wide (WW) even though technically they have different (or no) release date in Japanese, oddly enough.
Style has a big impact on a game’s tone and perception, and one of the strongest ways a game can create that sense of style is with it’s own font. Hyperdimension Neptunia has a unique, in-universe font we’ll just call the Gamindustri Font (keep reading for a download link too!).
The font was prominently featured in the first Neptunia game and its promotional works:
This is a guide for English importers of the Japanese release of Four Goddess Online: Cyber Dimension Neptune of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series.
If you’re playing the English version, check out my guide for the English version! This guide won’t be kept up to date and might not match the names in the English version, and was meant to help English speakers wade through the Japanese version.
If you have any questions or info to contribute, please leave a comment, send an email or whatever. If you need extra info you can use this Japanese Wiki to help as well.
2017-2-27: I’ve beaten the game and added more trophy and multiplayer info.
2017-2-20: More menu translations including item translations and AI orders. Thanks to Azure Valkyrie for the item/gem translations!
2017-2-19: Published first revision. Major trophies, game flow and some menu translations. Quest rank 4 and 5 walkthrough
Welcome to the second article about Neptunia localization. In our first article we discussed about how character names have been localized and the rationale behind the changes (or lack thereof). This time we’re going to talk about different terms that have been used through the series.
In Japan the Neptunia series is just called Neptune. When NISA localized it, they were worried about potential trademark issues (this was around the time companies were being sued over the word Edge), and so the word was changed slightly into a non-existent word. Continue reading “Localized Terms in Hyperdimension Neptunia”
Of all the issues discussed in localizations, characters’ names are often the most contentious issue. Hyperdimension Neptunia has had just about every possible different style of name change across its history: different name but same meaning, direct romanization, and even completely made up replacements.
An aspect of localization that’s often hard to grasp is that sometimes wording has to change for the meaning to stay the same, but sometimes things are changed for other reasons (or worse, no reason).
Probably the most well known of the name changes. Her Japanese name is taken from a DS flashcart sold in Japan called Majikon. Her English name is taken from the R4 flashcart (which is essentially its Western counterpart), and also happens to fit more in line with the French-style naming.
When I started this site I didn’t plan on bringing other writers on board, but plans always change. So today I’m announcing two changes.
First, this site will be somewhat of a home for Neptunia information, as I’ve found it frustratingly difficult to scrape together information on what’s a fairly popular series (for it’s budget/pedigree). These stories will be collected under a new top level menu item for Neptunia. I’ll keep making import guides and covering the release of new games in Japanese, as well as guides once (or before!) the English version hits western shores.
Second, welcome aboard guest writer Sik, who will be assisting in writing about Neptunia!
So Neptunia Re;Birth 1 has a pretty disastrously hard boss fight: Black Heart, and it’s right at the start of the game. If you’re here, you might have ragequit because of it. I come bearing the following good news:
Re;Birth 1 is the only game in the series this unreasonable
There’s only 2 fights like this, both at the start of the game
A half hour+ of grinding is really all that’s needed to make this quite easy, it’s mostly a level mismatch
I have a PC save file to help you get past it without spoiling the rest of the game!
Download this save file (created by @badp) and you’ll be level 15 and just before the Black Heart fight. It copies to save slot 19 so it shouldn’t erase any of your saves. Copy it to “Documents\My Games\Idea Factory International, Inc\Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1”, on modern Windows systems pasting that into Windows Explorer’s bar will take you right there. Failing that, navigate to your My Documents folder and continue down.
No DLC was used in making the save so it’s maximally compatible, but you’ll have to re-obtain Peashy/Plutia and grind them a tiny bit if you bought the DLC (not a big deal at all since all characters get XP not just the party). Should be fairly easy but read the strategy below if you’re still new to the series/having issues.
Unfortunately due to trophies I do not believe such a method is possible on PS Vita so you’ll have to grind a bit yourself and follow below.