Neptunia’s Friends Compa And IF Return… As Babies

By Spencer . July 24, 2012 . 2:47am

imageNeptunia V takes place decades before other games in the series, so Neptunia’s usual friends Compa and IF won’t be much help in battle… because they’re babies. Scans from Dengeki PlayStation show a moody IF, shy Compa (with an Octomania bib), and a new infant PC.

 

PC is supposed to be PC-Engine better known as the TurboGrafx-16 in Japan. She has a bee on her bib representing Hudson. Since PC isn’t in any of the other games and the TurboGrafx-16 is a faded memory… I can’t imagine things going well for PC in Neptunia V.

 

Dengeki PlayStation also explained Neptunia V’s character customization system called Disc Make. Players have blank discs and can insert idea chips which give you abilities. The idea chip combination you set up can give you a bonus if you end with a "god game" or have a negative effect if you end up with a "garbage game."

 

In battle, you can call in characters in the back row for an assist finisher. This attack summons a support character and the type of attack you do depends on the Lily Rank level.

 

Neptunia V comes out on August 30 in Japan.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    I love Neptunia 1
    Haven’t got mk2 yet, pretty sure I’ll love this too!
    Hope I could get and beat mk2 before this one released by NISA.

  • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

    Neptunia Babies, we make our dreams come true~

  • AnimeRemix

    Here’s IF 

    http://i.imgur.com/Af4kG.jpg 

    And here’s Compa
    http://i.imgur.com/Pdugt.jpg 

    Just kinda letting them out for people interested in them. Anyways, I wouldn’t be surprised if that PC baby transform into Yellow Heart randomly… But IF and Compa look so cute!!!! T~T Sadly I won’t be able to use IF in battle since she’s just a baby…T_T

    • Landale

      I was actually going to point out that PC is Yellow Heart idea. Aside from the obvious she’s based on a console = she’s a goddess thing, both PC and Yellow Heart have the same single fang on the left side thing going on. And Yellow Heart’s color scheme matches up with the console’s.

      …We’re going to be beating the crap out of a baby. >_>

      Also, again to the people posting up the articles, the game is Neptunia, the character is Neptune. There is no Neptunia to have friends that get to show up as babies. PLEASE stop making that mistake, so many people have pointed out to you over and over again.

      • Luna Kazemaru

         So this game will be taking punching babes to new levels….oh lord.

        • Landale

           Oh no. No punching, just stabbing, slashing, smashing, shooting, and generally exploding babies. We’re not monsters here, we don’t PUNCH babies.

    • Mr_SP

       Heavy: Entire team is babies!

      • http://twitter.com/alixraen alixraen

         Oh, dat slaps me on the knee.

    • cj_iwakura

      Projectiles.

    • Darkrise

      Oh gaw- HNNNNNNGG!!!!! IF is so adorable! Are you trying to kill me here!?

      http://i44.tinypic.com/2a6ktfn.jpg

    • http://twitter.com/Porecomesis Porecomesis

      … Isn’t their hair a bit long for their age? Still- GOOD GOD, THEY’RE ADORABLE!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    HNGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!^_^

    My life is fulfilled.^_^

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

    MOE MOE MOE EVERYWHERE!!!! *nosebleed*

    But I dunno will I laugh or cry if Yellow BB turn into a hot goddess…..

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Baby Compa and Baby IF?

    I am both disappointed and extremely happy. They are just the cutest lil things ever

  • Kai2591

    Extreme kawaii

  • Luna Kazemaru

    Lol winning

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000172099718 Dominic Hunter

    IF and Compa aren’t hot in this game? Cannot play.

    • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

      They traded in their hot cards and just kept their cute ones =P

    • Luna Kazemaru

       I bet they will be DLC or unlocked at the end.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Well, we do get one S goddess for exchange there though.^_^

  • XiaomuArisu

    mhhh….this taste….I got diabetis…..again!

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Lol, i have never been able to cure my diabetis here because of the “Kawaii” storm coming from Japan everyday lol.^_^

  • Guest

    I don’t get why PC would be a baby back then….?

    • http://twitter.com/Porecomesis Porecomesis

      Probably for the same reason Vert is around and the physically oldest CPU despite not even existing in the 80′s. Unless this is the 2080′s. I wonder what the year is in mk2?

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    “God Game”, Garbage Game” Haha! Neptunia V is certainly a God Game in my book =^_^=

    Also, dem babies are kawaii <3. A little disappointed I wont be able to use Compa and Iffy, but it does make sense since this is in the past lol

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Maybe we can hope for Square Soft being a new characters?^_^ Considering this is past? or even Hudson or Tecmo???? Imagine the possibilities for neew moe there.^_^

      • Nitraion

        Hmm Tecmo Imagine their product…..
        Imagine Their mascot char will be…. O_o

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          I am sure it will be a certain character………that have jiggling???^_^ Or even a certain Ninja that terrorize our whole childhood.^_^(GAIIIIIIIDENNNN!!!!!^_^)

          • Nitraion

            Let see we got: assassin like ,nurse, idol, alchemist and hero like yep busty ninja sound about right XD

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            Now waiting for a certain “Tyrant” from a certain warring era there by Koei.^_^

      • http://twitter.com/Porecomesis Porecomesis

        I’m hoping for Captain Iward. Or Bethesda the Searching. Or Bai-o-é. I could go on for ages, you know. Hell, I’ve even thought of Senix, the dual gunblade-wielding ex-soldier with a tortured past. 

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Well, considering this is a Japan game, i am not really sure that other company outside of Japan will show out here however, i am also kinda hoping for Konami as one of the main character here lol.^_^

          Imagine a moe spy wielding a “certain” whip there lol.^_^

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    One word: HHHNNNNNNNNGGGGG…… 

    That is all….

  • James Smith

    Baby characters are so retro, so it’s quite fitting too.

    And for a moment I thought there would be a real PC character.
    But who knows, there might be a Neptunia girl named Steem or something someday if pc can keep penetrating enough market there.

  • SupaPhly

    now they just need to be in space for some reason

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000147755574 Marcos Karal

    Oh no! Cuteness, my only weakness!

    Now I wonder what baby NISA would look like

  • Hinataharem

    Entire Neptunia is babies

  • http://momentsreprieve.com/index/ Aushria

    “Neptunia’s usual friends”

    Really? That typo AGAIN?
    Come one, every article since Mk2 has had that error of calling “Neptune” the game’s localized title– Neptunia. (Unless someone pointed it out… like so, and it was corrected)

    That aside… PC is obviously Yellow Heart, which is messed up beyond all reason. Seeing how she is supposedly the strongest CPU in existence, and is one of the main antags….

    • AnimeRemix

      I think it’s to the point where Spencer really doesn’t care, XD.

      • http://momentsreprieve.com/index/ Aushria

        I wouldn’t doubt it.

  • 果林

     they’re so cute it shouldn’t even be legal!

  • Fire.fire.kun

    Since the first of our major game company characers are  revealed now to be infants, I’m beginning to think that the “God Dimension ” part of the title may mean you will be only playing as CPUs…

    I just hope there will a lot more playable characters than MK2′s fourteen.

    • http://twitter.com/Porecomesis Porecomesis

      I’m actually kind of hoping otherwise. I think five to seven is plenty; in mk2, you had thirteen or fifteen characters in your party at the end of it all and ASIC and Arfoire stopped being threatening. I think if we keep the numbers small, the Seven Sages may still have some threatening edge.

      Incidentally, that reminds me; am I the only person who thinks that ASIC was a bit small? I mean, it was supposed to be some big crime syndicate. It had a total of six members, seven if you count the unnamed Factory Worker (he’s still the most fascinating character in that game), and only one of them was a peon. Team Rocket had better recruitment than this.

  • Raharu95

    I guess this means Red-chan is out of the question. She was not even born then XP, at least in character.

    • http://twitter.com/Porecomesis Porecomesis

      It’s weird, really. “It” being how popular RED is now (is her name entirely in upper case? I’m not sure). I mean, if we took Uni or Rom or Ram out of the series unexpectedly, would we care as much? Okay, we’d care to some extent but I don’t think to the extent that RED is missed.

      In any event, I don’t see why they don’t include her. I mean, it’s not like they legally can’t, as far as I know. Who’s got RED copyrighted?

      • Raharu95

        Her name is Advertised as entirely upper case, but she is just Red in game. And i’m not sure. I’m not even sure why she was not included in Mk II when a subplot with her and Trick the Hard could have been made XP or at least something concerning the unpopularity of date games in the west. And i’m really not sure. Some say the companies who are personified hold the rights to their respective characters, which would be a very stupid move to do considering what happened to Red Ent and Gust. Other say they are not. No one is sure. But the inclusion of Nisa in Disgaea 4 kind of lean towards the former.

  • http://twitter.com/Porecomesis Porecomesis

    … I want to see what Compa and IF babies look like right now. I want to see the cuteness.

    Yes, I’m being unusually pleasant for a Hyperdimension Neptunia thing but leave me alone; they’re BABIES. How can you hate that? Unless, of course, they were killed off for the sake of “art” like that disgraceful Tomb Raider trailer debacle but I think Idea Factory are smart enough not to do that… right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000619126996 Emma R Hill

    OMG! <3

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