Compile Heart Teasing “NPG,” Sounds Like Hyperdimension Neptunia Handheld Wars

By Ishaan . March 21, 2011 . 10:50pm

Come noon of March 24th, Hyperdimension Neptunia developer, Compile Heart, are going to be opening a teaser site for something called “NPG,” likely to be a play on NGP, Sony’s Next Generation Portable.


“NPG” is apparently an innovative portable game system for a new era. While they don’t say what the project is in the ad, Compile Heart give away two other hints via vague quotes in their magazine teaser:


The first reads, “What if game systems (they use the word ‘hardware’) were cute girls?” That sounds like something Neptunia-related. The second quote is more vague, and reads: “That machine trembles in her hand like a girl.”


Machine that trembles in the hand? This game sounds like a follow up to Hyperdimension Neptunia with handhelds instead of consoles. Right around the same time last year, Compile Heart announced Hyperdimension Neptunia for Japan.


Minor update: Looking at the comments, we’d like people to note that this game hasn’t been announced for any system yet, so it isn’t necessarily an NGP title, despite what the teaser might lead you to believe.

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  • Ack! DS-tan lives!

    • i bet it would be sisters! or maybe a busty girl and a pet called Stylus(or similar like stelus)

      • Oh goodness, what would the touch screen be? :3

  • omg I can’t wait! I loved Neptunia

  • DanteJones

    Aw crap, a legitimate reason to buy a NGP now. My wallet is so screwed. :(

    • Yuan

      If it’s announced before June (E3), I think it’s likely to be for PS3. Especially if this is the successor for Neptunia.

      • DanteJones

        I hope so man. A PS3 game is one thing, but another gaming handheld… ouch.

        • rock1644

          It’ll be like Valkyria Chronicles 2 all over again.

    • Before you get your hopes up this may not be a NGP title, but a game about handheld wars similar to how Hyperdimension Neptunia is about current console wars.

      • DanteJones

        Ah yeah, my bad, I read “to be a play on NGP” as “to be played on NGP”. I think some sleep is in order, haha.

      • Shouldn’t have told him. Now Sony will be sad :(

  • You have GOT to be kidding me! xD Now it’s a handheld war with Sega Game Gear as the main character (I think). lol

    • that would be awesome! it could be a golem!(gamegear was huge lol. im looking at mine right now.)
      i think the original gameboy would have the wisdom down packed, and the gbc would just be about fashion. maybe the gba could be the nerd lol.

      • Nah, I want it reversed. GB, GBC, GBA, etc. are older, sexier and more savvy of their world while recent consoles are…well, you get the idea. ^^

      • Guest

        Gamegear has a horrible battery life

  • ABOUT TIME- erm, it’s about time we heard some delicious ngp “news” if its the first game with added content id buy it. i currently don’t own a ps3. and im afraid if i buy one, ill hear sony say that next year the ps4 will come out. its happened 2 times before. n64-gamecube, ps1-ps2.

    anyway even if its not the first game with more content id be happy to buy it if it hits my shores.

    i hope to hear even more ngp possible goodies :D

    • HarryHodd

      PS3 is on a role right now. It’s peaking and some huge titles are on the horizon like The Last Guardian, FF versus, Uncharted 3, Sly 4, Ni No Kuni and more. I’d say 2 more years until a new console at best but it will still get support after that. NGP is the new kid on the block in the near future.

  • SolidusSnake

    Sounds like Compile Heart has found a way to transform handheld gaming systems into moeblobs. I would prefer to use mine to summon demons a la Devil Survivor but this should make the otaku happy.

  • Neptunia Planetarium Gamindustri?

  • Melty

    I didn’t think Compile Heart would make another game like Neptunia, have to say this is a very pleasant surprise.

  • Zero_Destiny

    Neptunia on the NGP will be the second ever hand held war. The first of course being this: (click on the link and not the attached file in order to see the right scene)
    Don’t ask why why I still find this movie funny. lol

  • PrinceHeir

    Handheld wars? this is gonna be good :)

  • PersonaSpace

    Here’s hoping they can utilize that hardware to it’s potential. Neptune was full of great ideas, but so many technical missteps.

    • doubletaco

      I’m predicting a lot of copy-pasting of most of it.

      • Darkrise

        Majority of monsters being the same, possibly the same battle system but with some changes that hinges on ok and annoying. =/

        Not that i didn’t like Neptune but still it was as SJ said, full of great ideas and it really could’ve been so much more. Either way, looking forward to this. ^^

  • SlashZaku

    If it’s for NGP and a Neptune tie-in, they can obviously add some connectivity if you own Neptune.

    But from looking at the image, I’m kind of leaning towards this being a case of studios making the handheld market like the HD one and this being MP possibly. The name pushes me towards NGP but the design in that image makes me think 3DS oddly enough.

  • Lenne

    yay another compile/!F game..
    can’t wait till its revealed ^-^

  • maxchain

    I know I shouldn’t get my hopes up, since my guesses are always way off, but, going by the rectangular shape and placeholders for pad and buttons, I’d say it’s a Game Boy Micro skin! Aw yeah!

    …What do you mean, “it only had two face buttons?”

  • Neo Pocket Geo? That should at least be the protanginist for this game :D

  • Let’s see how this turns out x0x

  • Kai2591

    I still think its a miracle Neptunia got localized. I was so happy I bought the premium edition!

    So whatever this is, if its desirable, hopefully the heroes from NISA will localize it too in the future~

  • Ah whatever system it is on, I expect it will look leagues better than the PS3 counterpart…unless it stays on the PS3. I cant wait. I shelved Neptunia until a guide is written, so then I can go back and dive right in, since I got stuck.

  • karasuKumo

    That second quote is rather disturbing lol. If it is on the NGP I might give it a go. I skipped out on the first Neptunia, I couldn’t see it as a serious RPG, far too much fanservice but I guess that was the point.

  • But Hyperdimension was bad imo.

  • Darkrise

    Handheld personifications…. This might be might my uh… “certain” thinking going on here but would they be real loli’s this time? Handheld is technically smaller than a console… But that’s just might “certain” thoughts going on so don’t mind me. ^^

  • I hope the game plays and looks better than Neptunia.

  • raymk

    I wonder if they’ll include a character for virtua boy. I honestly don’t know what virtua boy is considered as lol.

  • MizuMikomi

    Sorry for the double post, my connection is crap. -.-

  • MizuMikomi

    My comment keeps refusing to post, so I will just leave this here.

    Its the full scan, I found it a while ago, and I believe it was on Dengeki if I remember correctly. It apparently talks about Compile Heart opening a teaser site on the 24th at Noon, at least thats how my friend translated it.

    More Neptune is always a good thing for me, so I can’t wait for that teaser site on the 24th.

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