Netpunia V Adds Hyper Combo Meter… Weapon Transforming Girls?

By Spencer . July 9, 2012 . 11:57pm


New details about Neptunia V are out from Dengeki PlayStation leaks and the first bit is about Histoire, the fairy that knows all about the world of Gamindustri. She’s in Netpunia V in a 1989 form along with Kurorie, another fairy who looks like Histoire’s counterpart. While Histoire wears a white dress, Kurorie has a black costume (kuro means black in Japanese).


Compile Heart is once again changing Neptunia V’s battle system with two new additions. The Exec Drive system is essentially a hyper combo meter. This gauge fills up when your characters take damage or when you do combo skills. Players can charge up to four levels of Exec Drive energy, which you can use for special attacks called EX finishers.


Another new detail that is unconfirmed, but pretty interesting is the "final hardware form" system. Online forums explain each goddess has a final transformation where they morph into a weapon Neptunia can use. Goddess turn into different weapons so Neptunia, potentially, has an arsenal of goddess gear.


Neptunia V comes out on August 30 for PlayStation 3 in Japan.

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  • heartless141

     i can see it now.
    swords with boobs,
    lance with boobs
    gun with boobs
    and the list goes on

    • gaiahatergaia

      Basically all the stuff that a man needs in his life.

    • *Remember Ina-ship*

      I thought that list of yours was ridiculous a while ago but now, I say anything is possible…. Even attaching the weapons with boobs…

    • Göran Isacson

      All of this while also riding Inafune cosplaying a battleship.

      That is some kinda crazy alright.

  • omeganeko

     “so Neptunia, potentially, has an arsenal of goddess gear.” The image in my head is some weird megazord made out of all the characters…….Which would be awesome.

  • Once again… Neptunia is not the character’s name.
    We’ve also been aware of Final Hard since Mid-June when Yellow heart was revealed…. =/

    I’m assuming by online forums, that you mean NISAmerica Forums. Lol

    • No, we mean 2ch, which has scans of the new character Kuroire and mentioned Final Hard mode for Neptune.

      • That would have been my second guess… then again, I thought that 2ch was more of an image board. But it just occurred to me that 4chan is the site that added image thumbnails to the original 2ch design.

        • 2ch is a text board, 4chan is based on Futaba Channel (a.k.a. 2chan).



        By the way, Neptunia is spelt incorrectly in the title and in the first paragraph. :/

        Also, the main character’s name is “Neptune”. “Neptunia” is never even mentioned in the game aside from being the localized title.

  • gaiahatergaia

    Yo Folks! Neptunia just got a thousand times better!

  • Stranger On The Road

    since we are not getting Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 nor Dead Or Alive Paradise 2…. can we instead get Neptune Paradise.

    Pretty please :-)

  • DanteJones

    I hope the combat proves a bit more challenging for Neptune V. Mk2’s battle system was leagues better than the first game but fights ended up being a bit too easy to beat.

  • komiko12

    Probably wouldn’t happen, but it would be funny if they transform into the consoles they represent.

  • Clifford Michael

    Magichange for the Neptunia series?!

  • SirTeffy

    Let me guess, the new character will be localized as Histnoire?

    • Guest


  • Bio_liquid

    As all of you might have seen my previous comments on  various other Neptunia news, this is how I will express my hype for this game.



  • So it is possible for Neptunia to become more “godly”.

  • Kai2591

    Spelling error detected.

    Anyway, excited about this game; more moe is welcomed~

  • zferolie

    I still need to beat the first one… and play the second one… I own both but other games have me distracted and busy


    “Ex Finishers” and “Final Hardware Form” sound a lot like things from Kamen Rider Decade.

  • Darkrise

    We have to wait for another year. (:_;)


    I seriously didn't think that they could announce anything that would make me even more excited for Neptunia V, but they did! =^_^=

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    I announced now.^^ Next year= Boobies year.^^

  • Bring.  to.  states.  please.  Hopefully this means they are going to make transformations more cinematic again unlike in MK2 where they are quick and you hardly notice them.

  • I want that kitty as a plushie (✿❛◡❛)

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