Compile Heart announces Omega Quintet for PlayStation 4
posted on 05.07.14 at 05:01 AM EDT by (@iiotenki)
Idol simulation and RPG hybrid due out on September 18 in Japan.

Omega Quintet

Famitsu this week confirms Omega Quintet, Compile Heart’s second Galapagos RPG teased earlier this week, for PlayStation 4. The game is due out in Japan on September 18.

The game will be priced at 6,980 yen for the standard version and 8,980 yen for the limited edition. The limited edition will come with a special box and booklet. Pre-orders will include a soundtrack CD.

The game is said to be a mixture between an idol management simulation and an RPG. It i set in a world besieged by an entity known as “Beep” (not joking) that’s corrupting people’s minds, an stars five maidens who have the singing powers necessary to combat it.

These girls consist of Otoha (voiced by Riho Iida), Kyouka (voiced by Rui Tanabe), Kanadeko (voice actress unknown), an unknown character voiced by Inori Minase, and another entirely unknown character, including their voice actress.

As of this writing, development is said to be somewhere near 60 percent complete. Given the game’s fixation on idols, the girls’ outfits are said to be in line with that theme. In terms of art direction, the development team is striving to recreate the game’s concept art within the polygonal engine and that the final result will resemble an illustration.

On the production end, Kenta Sugano is heading the game as the director. Meanwhile, the game’s music will be composed by Lantis and produced by Idea Will. Character designs have been handed off to Hukahire.

Thanks, Sokuho@Hokanko and Re: Zaregoto.

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  • David Vileta

    jumping on board this gen a lot faster than they did last gen.

    • Ladius

      Idea Factory published the first PS3 exclusive jrpg, Mist of Chaos, so they aren’t new to this kind of behavior. They’ve also supported Vita pretty early, and since then they’ve become one of the most prolific publishers on that platform.

  • Hidayat246

    that artwork….. awesome!!!

  • Renaldi Saputra

    JRPG for PS4

    • desponent

      Not exactly “JRPG” in the conventional sense.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        ah, yes, I forgot the idol simulation mix with it

  • https://twitter.com/ExeForce87 ͜ʖ ͡°

    the katakana on the photo magazine above clearly writes Fukahire, not Hukahire

    • OMan

      Kunrei-shiki allows フ to be romanized as hu. It’s not unheard of Japanese artists to use it when writing their name in romaji. Same with ジ -> zi etc.

      • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

        This is correct. I initially wrote it as Fukuhire, but it’s written with an H on his Pixiv profile, which is an acceptable romanization given the relative fluidity of how that character can be pronounced natively depending on the accent.

        • https://twitter.com/ExeForce87 ͜ʖ ͡°

          ow well, i usually go for katakana suggest, so i don’t really know.. besides, i’m quite unfamiliar with the artist

          • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

            It’s no biggie! Normally I would have gone with a standard fu as well and only happened to spot his online profile by chance while checking credentials. He seems to do solid work, but judging by his Pixiv profile, he’s indeed still not all that well-known. http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=58338

  • Maria Garcia

    no tsunako? what the hell compile heart???

  • Somerandomperson

    This will be the first RPG I will get for ps4

  • https://twitter.com/ExeForce87 ͜ʖ ͡°

    while this is possible a PS4 game with PS3 quality, the character model looks good.. still wait if they want to release it on PS3 too, because of teaser pi-esu finger 3 the other day
    scan by @letajp via twitter

  • Anime10121

    Not really that big on idol games… but Ill take it!!! Besides, it is an rpg mixture as well so :D

  • Cursingcomet

    Fairy fencer f is already being localized by NIS america. I hope they pick up this project too^^

  • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

    Idol + RPG + PS4? Weird mix but I can’t wait to see that. Might be the first PS4 JRPG btw

  • Elvick

    I hope Hyperdimension Neptunia PP does well for NISA, so we can get this. Idol management? RPG?

    Yes. Though with so few PS4 RPGs, maybe NISA would be interested just for that.

    • Ladius

      That’s very likely, I think having a PS4 version was one of the reasons they jumped on Natural Doctrine so soon (they announced the localization before the game was out in Japan, which isn’t that common for third party localization deals).

    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

      I guess you forget that Idea Factory International exists eh?

      • Elvick

        No.

        I just would rather NISA do it.

        • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

          Understandable. NISA has a nice touch when they do things.

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    AN IDOL RPG!?!?!?!?
    I just knew once Japan had the PS4 amazing games would start pouring out~

    • Budgiecat

      amazing games?

      More like predictable

      Now if Shenmue III was announced…

  • Ta23 Ta28

    Glorious Compile Heart. Our lord and savior.

  • Ta23 Ta28

    This makes it the very first JRPG exclusive to PS4, right?

    • Anime10121

      Yep, though it also aint technically the first “real” jrpg, since its also an idol game, which the PS4 has seen already and has more announced to be coming down the line…

    • Zackasaur

      Second, after Deep Down. But that does have a western flair, similar to Souls. On that note, I suppose Project Beast is also on the way.

      • Anime10121

        Well considering the beta for Deep Down has been delayed until the fall… there’s still the possibility that this game’ll release first.

  • DarthBrian

    Finally!

    PS4 waifus!!! <3

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    I’m not excited, yet. Need gameplay

  • Jesse

    I think the other two idols are Nene and Aria. Famitsu has the character art on the site:

    http://www.famitsu.com/news/201405/08052818.html

    Edit: And I posted this right as the other Omega Quintet article went up. XD;

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Had me up until idol sim, meh.

  • Akari Akaza

    The very first JRPG for PS4…^_^ yeah!

    • Lightthrower

      The first is Natural Doctrine.

  • PrinceHeir

    Yay Idol PS4 games!

  • Budgiecat

    I wonder if this game will have actual explorable worlds and not just 2D backdrops with blacked out NPC’s and dulll narrow dungeons…

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      I want that too. I really hope despite the idol idea it’s serious and vast in scope.

      • Budgiecat

        for some reason I’m not gonna hold my breath

        remember, every game is developed on PC first, then ported into console via devkit.

        So while PS4 is indeed 10x more powerful than a PS3, that doesn’t automatically mean devs wont still be using design shortcuts…

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          I saw a trailer that came out, for this now. It looks ok, nice even. But I bet that may just be the event scenes and the battles will be standard PS3 graphics. Graphics aren’t everything though, so it’ll be ok as long as the game it’s self is long and involved.