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Neptunia U review photo
Compile Heart didn't develop this
Over the years, I've developed a cautionary approach to Compile Heart projects. As a fan of Eastern games in general I'm always receptive to the idea of them, but as a development studio, they don't always follow through as w... read feature

Omega Quintet review photo
Same old song and dance routine
Omega Quintet is a game of firsts. Chronologically, it's the PlayStation 4's first exclusive Japanese RPG (Final Fantasy Type-0 originally being a PSP game). It's also developer Compile Heart's first PS4 game, and by certain logic, the first JRPG to plumb Japan's idol subculture. If only being such a pioneer had resulted in a game that actually put its best foot forward. read feature

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sexy sexy sexy

Romance Frankenstein, Van Helsing in this Vita game


Talk about toxic relationships
Apr 29
Your skin is poisonous. It rots and/or melts anything you touch. You haven't seen your pops in two years and live alone in a derelict mansion near London. Then, one day, Royal Guards try to capture you for some reason, and ma... read
Hyperdevotion Review photo
It's not you, it's me
Falling in love with potential can be dangerous. A mistake people make far too often when forging new relationships is placing undue expectations on others. People grow and change, but it's impossible to know how or when that... read feature

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Hyperdevotion Noire

Hyperdimension Neptunia SRPG hits Vita next month


'A Moe Army Awaits!'
Jan 07
Gamindustri's goddesses go to war next month in Hyperdevotion Noire­: Goddess Black Heart. In this strategy role-playing game, a first for Idea Factory's cult Hyperdimension Neptunia series, the ladies must, onc... read
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Idea Factory Steam

Neptunia Re;Birth and Fairy Fencer coming to Steam


Idea Factory expanding its reach to PC
Dec 29
Idea Factory International has announced plans to bring a handful of its role-playing games to PC. Hyperdimension Neptunia, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation, and Fairy Fencer F will all be... read
Omega Quintet photo
Omega Quintet

Idol RPG Omega Quintet hits PS4 in spring 2015


In a world on the verge of destruction, singing might be their only hope.
Nov 18
Omega Quintet is coming to North America and Europe next spring, publisher Idea Factory International announced today. The PlayStation 4 role-playing game stars a group of idols who must save the world from darkness with thei... read
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Monster Monpiece

Monster Monpiece rubbing Vita owners the right way on May 27


It's no Monster Girl Quest, but it'll do
May 09
It's finally here! Monster Monpiece, that deliciously risqué card battler brought to us by Idea Factory, is hitting North America on May 27 and Europe on May 28. For $29.99, you too can collect all the Monster Girls an... read
PS4 RPG photo
PS4 RPG

Compile Heart still teasing PS4 RPG Omega Quintet


Taking the stage on September 18 in Japan
May 07
Oh good, another teaser for Omega Quintet, the next entry in Compile Heart's Galapagos RPG brand. Because we haven't had quite enough of those. Nope. Nope. Nope. We need more! The latest morsel of footage showcases the role-... read
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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 comes to Vita in both physical and digital forms


Digital in Europe
May 01
Rejoice! New RPG Vita games keep coming. The newest is Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 (no typos there -- that's really what they're going with) which Idea Factory says is coming in both physical and digital forms to N... read
Hyperdimension Neptunia photo
Hyperdimension Neptunia

Hyperdimension Neptunia PP dances west this June


Gamindustri's CPUs take the take this summer on PS Vita
Apr 06
Hypderdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection is shimmying over to North America on June 3 and then Europe just three days later, NIS America has announced. The PlayStation Vita idol game stars the heroines of Compile Heart's RPG series, and asks players to manage the ladies' dancing and singing careers. Are you up to the challenge? read
Hyperdimension Vita photo
Hyperdimension Vita

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth 1 coming to the US


'A late summer' release
Mar 26
Idea Factory has just confirmed the western localization of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth 1. It's a Vita remake of 2011's Hyperdimension Neptunia, and is set to launch in the summer of this year. This versio... read
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Fairy Fencer F takes a stab at PS3 later this year


Compile Heart role-playing game announced for autumn release
Feb 14
It's happening! Fairy Fencer F is headed to North American and European shores this fall, courtesy of the localization-smiths at NIS America. The turn-based role-player comes by way of Compile Heart, the studio behind th... read
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Vita card game Monster Monpiece comes to NA, EU


Some card images cut, though
Jan 21
Idea Factory International's first Vita game, Monster Monpiece, has been confirmed for North America and Europe today. This tactical card battle with RPG elements comes to PSN this spring.  If the name sounds familiar, ... read
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WHAT

So this is a 'rubbing, pinching, panty-wearing RPG'


Won't somebody please think of the children?!
Dec 26
Compile Heart has created a treasure trove of strange and unsavory things in its time, but this just make take the cake. Wait. Actually, no. Never mind. It's definitely up there though. The purveyors of games such as Hyperdim... read
Hyperdimension Neptunia photo
Hyperdimension Neptunia

Hyperdimension Neptunia spin-off for Vita is super chibi


Hyper Goddess Faith Noire: Extreme God Black Heart launches May 29 in Japan
Nov 27
Hyperdimension Neptunia spin-off Hyper Goddess Faith Noire: Extreme God Black Heart is slated to bring another dose of Compile Heart's inexplicably popular franchise to PlayStation Vita on May 29 in Japan, Dengeki report... read
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Idea Factory

Idea Factory International website officially launched


Your one home for all things Idea Factory
Nov 03
Fans of Idea Factory games rejoice, the official international website for all things Idea Factory is finally open for public consumption. As reported by our sister site Japanator, the focus of the site is to provide news and... read
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PS Vita

Aksys looks to curry favor with new Sorcery Saga trailer


Hot and spicy, everything nicely
Oct 12
Aksys Games' upcoming roguelike dungeon crawler certainly seems good-humored. In Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God, an adventurous young chef sets out on a quest to save a local restaurant by whipping up t... read
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JRPG

Fairy Fencer F strikes PlayStation 3 in Japan this week


Does the F stand for fan service?
Oct 06
Fairy Fencer F is cleaving its way onto PlayStation 3 in Japan this week. The fantasy role-playing game was developed in conjunction with Final Fantasy concept artist Yoshitaka Amano and composer Nobuo Uematsu, and spor... read
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Idea Factory

Idea Factory charters Western satellite studio


Former NIS America president to head up group as CEO
Sep 30
Idea Factory is establishing an outpost in California. The Tokyo-based publisher announced the creation of Idea Factory International today, which expressly aims to strengthen the company's brands around the globe. Forme... read
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New Vita RPG

Disgaea 4 director working on new Vita RPG


More RPGs on the Vita? Sure!
Sep 30
You want more RPGs on your Vita? Your wish is granted! In addition to Phantasy Star Nova, Natural Doctrine, and a number of other games, Idea Factory is teaming up with the director of Disgaea 4 (Masahiro Yamamoto) for a bran... read
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Compile Heart has a Vita announcement coming Monday


What could it be?
Sep 27
All we can do is wonder until Monday (Japan Time) about Compile Heart's brief message on their homepage about a new Vita announcement. So see you back here on September 30. I hope it's something about Galapagos. They've thrown teases out a couple of times, but we've yet to hear anything else. Regardless, we're always glad to see a Vita announcement. We'll take anything!  read
Fairy Fencer F photo
Fairy Fencer F

Feast your eyes on Fairy Fencer F opening film


Flying to Japan on October 10
Sep 06
Compile Heart has unveiled the opening film for its PlayStation 3 exclusive role-playing game, Fairy Fencer F. It looks, well, familiar. Despite boasting contributions from Final Fantasy illustrator Yoshitaka Amano and legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu, the title could still easily pass for the next  Hyperdimension Neptunia game. Yep. read
Otome Games photo
Otome Games

Sweet Fuse: At Your Side hits PSP in August


Otome game starring Keiji Inafune's niece drops later this summer
Jul 26
Sweet Fuse: At Your Side will arrive on August 27, Aksys Games has announced. In addition to being among the last games join the PlayStation Portable's library, the title's release marks something of a rarity, as otome visual... read
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RPGs

Hyperdimension Neptunia to be reborn on PS Vita this fall


Compile Heart opens teaser site for portable role-playing game
Jun 30
Compile Heart is trying its best to keep the PlayStation Vita library stuffed to the gills with ports, remakes, and the like. The company has joined forces with Summon Night team Felistella to release an enhanced ve... read
Fairy Fencer F photo
Fairy Fencer F

Take another peek at PS3 role-playing game Fairy Fencer F


FFF!
Jun 07
Compile Heart has released a new set of screenshots and environmental concept art for Fairy Fencer F. Showcasing the fantasy role-playing game's characters, dialogue, and battle system, it's looking like the forthcoming ... read
Fairy Fencer F photo
Fairy Fencer F

Compile Heart's latest RPG Fairy Fencer F is such a tease


Teaser showcases one of Tiara's special attacks and not much else
May 30
Compile Heart has served up a morsel of gameplay footage for its upcoming fantasy role-player Fairy Fencer F. And, well, it looks like a Compile Heart game. Despite resembling just about everything else the studio has p... read
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Mugen Souls

Mugen Souls hits PlayStation Network next week


Cool, dood!
May 18
Mugen Souls is going digital on PlayStation Network this Tuesday, NIS America has announced. A role-playing game developed by Compile Heart, the story follows a goddess by the name of Chou-Chou in her quest to conquer the uni... read
PS3 RPG Fairy Fencer F photo
PS3 RPG Fairy Fencer F

First look at PS3 role-playing game Fairy Fencer F


FFF!
May 16
Compile Heart has opened the kimono, as it were, on its upcoming fantasy role-playing game Fairy Fencer F. The first entry in the studio's Galapagos RPG project, the PlayStation 3 title is being developed by the&nbs... read
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Compile Heart

Compile Heart unveils RPG Fairy Fencer F for PS3


First Galapagos RPG title revealed in Weekly Famitsu
May 09
Compile Heart has unveiled Fairy Fencer F, the first title in their newly announced Galapagos RPG brand. A fantasy role-player with an impressive pedigree, the project's team includes Final Fantasy concept artist Yo... read