April 1st is a time to dread, as we trust nothing as the internet is flooded with fake news and images. Luckily, Idea Factory International is bringing one of their jokes over to Steam and more importantly, it’s an 8-bit SHMUP known as Neptunia Shooter.

In the game, Neptune is transported to an 8-bit world where she finds herself facing off against waves of enemies and must defeat her friends in order for them to join you. The game is being developed by Compile Heart and will be released on Steam.

About the Game

Armed to the teeth, players begin as Neptune in an unworldly 8-bit space dimension ravaged by creatures who burst endless waves of bullets. Shoot, dodge, and defeat the boss in six unique bullet-hell worlds. After defeating each boss, they will join your mission, allowing you to switch characters and utilize their unique shooting abilities. Neptune and her friends must traverse through this shmup space dimension and defeat the last boss once and for all!

Key Features
Shmup It Up – Progress through six 8-bit inspired shoot ‘em up stages as enemy dogoos spew out an array of bullet-hell attacks in this 8-bit dimension!

Who Will Claim Victory? – With Steam online leaderboards, bullet-hell fans everywhere can now stake the claim as the best Neptunia Shooter player in this dimension! Challenge your friends and see who gets the higher score in six different levels!

Choose Your Ammunition! – Start your shmup adventure as the self-proclaimed protagonist, Neptune! At the end of each level, you face off a Goddess boss, who joins your party after defeating them. Switch between five possible characters on-the-fly and utilize each of their unique bullet-hell patterns to defeat the evil space dogoos and the final boss!

Broadcast Your Skills – With the Steam Broadcasting feature, you can show off your shoot ‘em up and dodging skills to the whole world!

Idea Factory International is looking for players to test the game from April 15 to May 10, you can get more information on how to apply on their Facebook page.