See How Many Of These Neptunia V Video Game Gags You Get

By Spencer . August 1, 2012 . 10:43pm

Starting with Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2, Compile Heart made the video game references visual instead of weaving them into the story. Looks like "Mariyo" is back for Neptunia V and in Lastation there are Toro and King of All Cosmos gag cameos. Some Japanese blogs said the surfer enemy is supposed be Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi and the soccer ball enemy is a jab at Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino.


Did you notice anything else? Well, aside from Keiji Inafune in a TV and video game champ Mouri Meijin as a sword.


Neptunia V comes out for PlayStation 3 on August 30.

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  • DanteJones

    The only one I can say for sure, besides the ones already listed, is the Mazinger reference and ROCKETO PAUNCH.

    • Guest

      That looked more like Trider G7

      • Ronald Bixler

         I think that it is modeled after Atlanger.

  • Tatsumarii

    Ideal Factory / Compile Heart get better and better with every game they release. I’m so happy for them! ^_^ Can’t wait for this and Mugen Souls.

  • Let’s see how many of these gags actually WORK! Video is PLAY!

    Oh, it’s in Japanese. Well, that sucks. Anyway, I didn’t get any of those.

    Am I the only one who misses the monsters from the first game? Apart from the Dogoos and the Pixelvaders and the Chimeras? I mean, who remembers the Gyukis? The Golems? The Guard Vermins? You have to admit; those were pretty badass.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Lol, i thought i saw a “brown Sonic” there lol.^_^

    And the soldier there in the Leanbox is it Master Chief???^_^

    I really can’t wait to get this game there lol.^_^

  • ivanchu77

    At 0:49 there´s a guy that looks like Bert from Sesame Street XD

  • James Smith

    Gotta get em all.

  • I gagged in a good way =P

  • Hmm… There’s a suspisciously looking Cardboard Box over there.

    *lifts Cardboard Box*

    … !

  • IchiYamamoto

    So, if I’m correct, the date is for August 30th, 2012. Not bad, shouldn’t be too long till the North American release.

  • You know, there’s a gag I’d really like to see:

    *Neptune, Noire, Vert and Blanc are in a Lowee restaurant*
    NEPTUNE: *shuffling as she sits seiza style* Ugh… Sitting like this hurts my poor knees.
    NOIRE: Neptune, this is how you sit in Lowee. Now shut up and eat. *picks up her chopsticks* I’m curious, actually. I’ve never had Lowee cuisine before. *picks up a green mushroom and eats it. REALLY likes it* W-Wow! I-I mean, this is okay. Could be better, though.
    BLANC: Uh huh. *eats absent-mindedly*
    VERT: *unwittingly eats a red mushroom. Grows, then shrinks, then grows, then shrinks and then finally grows enough for her head to crash through the ceiling. Complete with sound effects*
    NOIRE: O_O
    BLANC: O_O
    VERT: *deep voice* Uh…
    BLANC: *turns to the nearest waiter* Damn it, I said no mushrooms!
    NEPTUNE: Mushrooms can make you grow like that? Cool! I want one! *picks a mushroom out of her bowl and eats it. Unfortunately, it worked opposite to Vert’s. Gets a high pitched voice* Hey! I can’t reach the table anymore! Noire, help me out!
    NOIRE: *sighs*

    I have more in mind if anyone’s curious.

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