As a series Hyperdimension Neptunia has always contained references to niche and obscure pieces of gaming culture, and it seems that sense of in-joke humour has been translated to its PlayStation Vita Spin-off; Hyper Goddess Creed Noire: Planet Destroyer Black Heart.
In a gameplay trailer for the upcoming strategy-rpg one of the characters can clearly be seen parodying one of Sony’s most iconic characters; Solid Snake from the Metal Gear Solid series. The character channeling the FOXHOUND agent goes by the name Rid ,and can be seen sporting similar garb to the gruff hero. She utilizes a plethora of tools to stealthily surprise enemies, including a cardboard box; an item synonymous with the Metal Gear Solid protagonist.
Additionally there is at least one more gaming reference in the trailer, with the character Ester being a riff on the Dragon Quest series.
Hyper Goddess Creed Noire: Planet Destroyer Black Heart releases on May 29, 2014 in Japan, exclusively on PlayStation Vita.
Watch the trailer below: