Is that Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino in Hyperdimension Neptunia V?

Some new Hyperdimension Neptunia V screenshots have surfaced on the internet. These mostly showcase character dialogue sequences, which indicate the return of Pirachu, the adorable and evil mouse villain we gladly got to beat up multiple times in the previous game.

But there's something else worth noting about one of the new screens in particular. It appears Japanese publisher Compile Heart might be throwing in some more awesome industry veteran cameos. This was previously noted when an image featuring Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi popped up.

It looks like Level-5 President and CEO Akihiro Hino will also make an appearance in Hyperdimension Neptunia V. Just look at the hair on that soccer ball in the image above! That has to be Hino!

Hyperdimension Neptunia V continues on its path of crazy awesome weirdness, and we can only assume the game will get even more insane. Here's hoping we don't have to wait too long for a North American localization, because I'm ready to play Hyperdimension Neptunia V, like, yesterday.


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