Compile Heart’s second Galapagos RPG teased for PS4
posted on 05.05.14 at 10:43 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Grand announcement coming in this week's Famitsu.

Last week, Compile Heart begun teasing the second entry in its Galapagos RPG brand of games. It’s not Fairy Fencer F 2, or a new Mugen Souls, the video said. And it ended with a tease seemingly hinting at the game being a PlayStation 3 title. But this week, an extended version of the video hints otherwise.

In last week’s video, we saw Galapagos Iguanappi evolve into a creature shouting “Pi-Esu” and holding up three fingers on each hand. This week’s video transforms him one step further, with the creature shouting “Pi-Esu” and holding up four fingers on each hand. The video closes with a giant on-screen “4.”

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The official ‘grand announcement’ is set to be debut in this week’s Famitsu, which if all follows the usual schedule, should leak in the early morning.

Watch the extended trailer below.

  • I-e-on

    its an absolute mystery as to what platforms this game could be on…

    • Auragar

      Except that it will be Playstation. Pi (P) Esu (S) PS = (P)lay(S)tation.

      • I-e-on

        wow that one sure flew straight over your head, didn’t it?

        • Auragar

          Excuse me?

          • I-e-on

            i was being sarcastic

  • 武神水樹

    If it’s PS4 I’ll be pleasantly surprised

  • Ladius

    Looks like Idea Factory could publish the first PS4 exclusive jrpg, just like it did on PS3 with Mist of Chaos. I’m curious to see what they will come up with, since this should be a new IP instead of a sequel in one of their ongoing series. I don’t really expect anything drastically different from their PS3 games from a purely technical standpoint, though.

    • Ta23 Ta28

      They could be beaten by Lily Bergamo.

      Though I’m kinda skeptical with that title because it focuses on social/smartphone/online components so much. It could be online-only.

  • Ta23 Ta28

    Pls have Tsunako as character designer.

    That’s all I ask.

    • Budgiecat


      (but most likely)

      • Ta23 Ta28

        Why not? Not only she can draw high quality bishoujou, she also draws mecha objects pretty well.

  • DesmaX

    Plot Twist: It will be a Xbox One game

    Anyway, I’m pretty curious now. I want to see how their games run on that hardware

    • Anime10121

      Yep just like Neptunia U was for Vita instead of Wii U! Compile Hearts = master trolls :P

    • Impressionnant

      I’d love for that to happen. Just to see the butthurt.

  • AlphaSixNine

    My bet is it’s Neptunia VII. :3

    • Ta23 Ta28

      Neptunia isn’t under the Galapagos RPG brand.

      • Auragar

        Is uh… Mugen Souls under that brand?

        • Ta23 Ta28

          I believe Mugen Souls was released before IF/CH made the Galapagos RPG brand.

          My guess is that this new Galapagos title is from the Mugen Souls team since the Neptunia team is busy with Neptunia V-II.

          • Auragar

            I was just curious because Sal or whoever wrote this keeps mentioning it isn’t a Mugen Souls game.

            • Ta23 Ta28

              The video mentions it.

              • Auragar

                Does it? Is it hidden in all that Japanese? xD

                • Ta23 Ta28

                  “It’s not Fairy Fencer F 2!”
                  “It’s also not Mugen Souls!”

                  Mentioning that it’s not FFF2 is logical since it’s a new Galapagos title, but mentioning it’s not Mugen Souls is what lead me to believe the Mugen Souls team is handling this, and as I said before, the Neptunia/FFF team is currently handling Neptunia V-II.

                  • Auragar

                    I see. I see. Makes sense.

        • Lynx


          Only FFF so far.

          • Auragar

            Thought so, makes me wonder why Mistah Sal (boston accent) keeps mentioning it.

      • AlphaSixNine

        Oh I didn’t know

      • Budgiecat

        the “Galapagos RPG brand” is a stupid meaningless title anyway

    • Anime10121

      Neptunia VII CONFIRMED FOR ps3 + ps4!!!!

      (Logic that only works in my head) :(

  • xkumo

    Another cross-gen game.

    • Auragar

      I thought about that too… but who knows.

    • Ta23 Ta28

      Yeah, might be.

      They showed Pi~ Esu~ 3 first and then Pi~ Esu~ 4.

    • Budgiecat

      wouldnt be surprised

  • Akari Akaza

    NEP-NEP…..For PS4…. ^_^

    • Sal Romano

      This probably isn’t Neptune, considering there’s two Neptune upcoming Neptune games announced already. But Neptunia VII’s platform still hasn’t been announced.

  • RyoonZ

    PS4 saved in Japan !!!
    Thank you based Compile Heart!

    • Ta23 Ta28


      Try video game industry.

  • DarthBrian


    Can Nippon Ichi’s PS4 title be far behind now? I think not! ^_^

    • Ta23 Ta28

      NIS will show their PS4 title at TGS.

      • DarthBrian

        Well they’re certainly not going to show it at E3. :p

        Which is too bad. :(

  • Varnes

    “explodes with joy”

  • Jerry Hu

    PS!!! PS!!! PS!!! (´・ω・`)

  • bloodiOS

    Still using the PhyreEngine?

  • Maria Garcia

    galapagosuuuuuuuuuuuuu for pi es fourrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Elvick

    So, PS3 and PS4? maybe?

    Be interesting if more Japanese developers did cross-gen games.

  • Zukato

    Pretty creepy. Good news for the gamers at the PS4 though.

  • for the ps4 in ps3 quality ahahahaha