Hyperdimension Neptunia Gets New Scenarios Plus 5pb And Red Characters

By Spencer . November 12, 2010 . 4:28am

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Compile Heart has been regularly updating Hyperdimension Neptunia with pay to play downloadable quests and item packs. *checks PSN* Yup, there’s new Neptunia content on there.


There are also plans to add two new companies, represented as anthromorphic characters, to Hyperdimension Neptunia. 5pb-chan is a world travelling street musician. She’s based on the company behind games like Chaos;Head Noah, Phantom Breaker, and Bullet Soul. Strangely enough, 5pb-chan will be the company’s first appearance on PlayStation 3. While the publisher releases a sizable amount of PSP games, all of 5pb’s HD games are for Xbox 360.


Red-chan is a moe mascot for Sakura Wars developer Red Entertainment. On the Neptunia blog, Compile Heart talked about designing Red-chan. Did you know her name has a secret meaning? The "R" is represented in her hairdo (it’s red), "E" is shown in her cup size, and "D" is for the dragon on her shoulder. Red-chan’s personality is like tomboy.


A date for the downloadable characters has not been announced. Compile Heart says it may take some time because they are developing new scenarios for these characters too.


NIS America announced they are publishing Hyperdimension Neptunia in North America and Europe, but they haven’t said if the Western version will include content like this and an option to use characters like Gust-chan without paying for downloadable content.


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  • malek86

    I know 5pb and RED Entertainment were somehow involved with the creation of the game. Just like Gust, NIS, Compile Heart and Idea Factory.However, there were no other companies involved in the game that I know of. So these should probably be the last downloadable characters.

  • loving the new chars

  • Zeonsilt

    I hope all of DLC characters will come with NAEU Version,like Aksys did with Agarest Zero.

  • i dun know if the r is for the red color as there is clearly a figure of a r in her hair ponytail

  • Code

    haha >w< Pretty nice designs, although I think the "R" pigtail in her hair is obscenely clever xpx;

    • So clever it flew above my head. When Compile Heart said her hairdo I thought hey meant red hair -_-;

      • MisterNiwa

        Now that would’ve been too obvious, don’t you think?

  • Red-chan is adorable!

    • glemtvapen

      I concur. She’s glomp-worthy :3

    • EvilAkito

      Agreed. I really wish I was able to enjoy Compile Heart’s games. Their games are always so cute yet such torture to actually play.

  • Barrit

    Very cool! I’m also hoping they add some of the DLC to the NA release.. with 20+ items in 3 categories (well the quests are all free, so I guess that’s more like 2 categories), that is a ton of DLC!

  • Guest

    I think they should redesign the summons for the western version so they are 3D models and not just 2d static sprites.

  • puchinri

    When I saw Red, I automatically thought of Red Entertainment (and I have Thousand Arms to thank for always thinking of them when I see ‘Red’ related to gaming). And that’s pretty cute, she does have an R in her hair too (technically).

    As much as I want to play Neptune, I’m iffy about getting it. This makes me want it more though…

  • I love their hyper eyes!

  • Yukito

    So, supporting 5pb by a character on the PSN, but they have yet to give anything to the PSN themselves? Odd. It is one thing that sure, we have the 360 and Wii characters there, but now for another game company that has nothing to do with the game, consoles in general, and has only been supportive to XBL, makes this seem very awkward. Cave-chan next?

    • malek86

      5pb was involved with the development of Neptune. RED Entertainment too.

  • nice the two new chars, i check that this game have already a lot of dlc , hope NISA could bring all or at least the main ones ( Nis andgust mascot XD)

  • JustaGenericUser

    Well damn, what a misleading title! I thought WE were getting the new scenarios and characters because you used the english name.

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