Hyperdimensional Neptinia was a JRPG (As if you couldn’t tell by the name alone) created by Compile Heart for the PS3. The general plot of the game was that the world of Gameindustri and its various regions (Planeptune, Leanbox, Lastation and LaWii all corresponmd to the codename for the Nintendo Gamecube and the various consoles in the seventh generation of consoles respectivly) are under attack by Arfoire (A reference to the Nintendo DS emulation device R4) and you as the goddess Neptune need to defend the world through the powers of Historie (The book, not the manga). As you can see, even the general plot of the original game contains lots of various references to the current state of the console war, the same way Segagaga did when it was first released for the Dreamcast. While it didn’t gain many positive reviews by the gaming media, Compile Heart nevertheless confirmed today that a sequel is in the works.
The sequel takes place in a world where the aforementioned Arfoire has taken over Gameindustri and has reduced the once peaceful land into a region devoid of creativity and innovations. But fear not! For three new sisters have entered the desecrated land to restore peace to the once great land. The brave warriors go by the name of Nepgear (Reference to the Sega Game Gear), Uni, (Reference to the Sony PSP), and the twin sisters Ram and Rom (Reference to Random Access Memory and Read Only Memory). Gameplay wise, Compile Heart says that Neptunia Mk II will have improved graphics and a revised battle system (a common criticism of the first game). Compile Heart have even hinted at the evolution of the world of Gameindustri itself, such as how everyone communicates in real time chat with references to El Shaddai, Mario, Tales of… even Segata Sanshiro of all things! Hyperdimensional Neptunia Mk II is set to come out for PS3 in Japan sometime this August, with no mention of an overseas release date.