“Who won E3?” the pundits demand to know. And who lost? Who stood triumphant and who fell? Who was split in twain and who feasted upon their entrails? Whose blood nourishes the sacred oak and who drinks from their skull? We don’t have to do this.
Look at the JRPG series Hyperdimension Neptunia, where goddesses representing the main gaming systems set their differences aside and end the console wars. Or look at Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls [official site], a spin-off which crosses Neptunia over with an anime-o-novel world of Sega console schoolgirl goddess avatars – the Sega Hard Girls. We could learn so much from them.
A port of a PlayStation Vita game from 2016, Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls is now out on Steam for £16.09/19,59€/$20.99 – which includes the 30% launch discount available until Monday.
Oh, yeah, also, someone is transformed into a motorbike. I’ll turn you over to the blurb:
“In this RPG adventure, our usual heroine of the Neptunia series, Neptune, is transformed into a motorcycle and now IF, who has always been supporting Neptune from the side, must take main stage! With the help of the Sega Hard Girls, IF must jump, dash, climb, and crawl her way to recover the lost history of the Grand Library. With an intense combat system that allows players to change classes or gain the edge in battle with Fever Time, the journey to save the world Iffy-cially starts!
“A collaboration project between ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko and SEGA, the Sega Hard Girls are made up of various Sega consoles, including the Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, and Mega Drive! These anthropomorphized consoles are girls with an array of personalities and spunk, and this time they are teaming up with Neptune and IF for an all-new adventure!”
If only Ian Sony, Ian Microsoft, Yann Ubisoft, and all the other Ians could overcome their differences. If only pundits could stop baying for blood. If only we could find peace.
Also, mate, SEGA HARD GIRLS. What a name!