First look at Omega Quintet for PlayStation 4
posted on 05.07.14 at 11:13 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Meet the game's five maiden idol unit.

Famitsu has gone up with its online preview of Omega Quintet, Compile Heart’s newly announced idol RPG for PlayStation 4.

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The preview doesn’t share many new details, but provides our first screenshot and artworks of the game’s five girl idol unit, who are mankind’s last hope in defeating an entity known as “Beep” who besieged the world.

Otoha (voiced by Riho Iida)

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Kyouka (voiced by Rui Tanabe)

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Kanadeko (voiced by Moe Toyota)

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Nene (voiced by Inori Minase)

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Aria (voiced by Erii Yamazaki)

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Omega Quintet is due out in Japan on September 18.

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  • 罪罰

    Japan Domination.

  • shogunknight

    Me like Kyouka and Nene….. ‘Entity known as “Beep” ‘, did you just censor in writing?

    • DarthBrian

      Kyouka is mine! Stay away!

      • $61526767

        Please.. share some of that. Can’t have it all to yourself, my friend. Soo… share! xD

  • DarthBrian

    Yay! Inaugural PS4 waifus! ^_^

  • bloodiOS

    I hate Famitsu and their lo-res screenshots…

    • 罪罰

      gotta buy the magazine to see it on HD.

      • Zackasaur

        Their magazines aren’t printed in high quality… Or are you saying that the magazines include some sort of digital access?

        • 罪罰

          paperu is the ultimatu echi di experiencu

    • Budgiecat

      Seriously, whats with Japan? they’re like stuck in the 90’s

      Lo-res screenshots
      streaming vids in 340p

      dafuq yo…

      • Elvick

        Ugh, I hate their shitty streams!

  • DukeMagus

    They kinda remind me of Madoka + Idol master…

    Something like that as a Madoka spinoff Could work… Maybe?

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

    I don’t like their eyes

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

    Their costume design is pretty clever. Seeing a brunette in a green costume instantly gave me Sailor Moon vibes xD

  • TheExile285

    Ugh, why are they all so damn cute? Kanadeko looks amazing ;_;

  • $61526767

    Kyouka – check.
    Kanadeko – check.

    Mhmm.. seems to be an order for my new waifus. *nods my head* Another game i look forward to play on my Ps4.

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

    so Compile Heart will release the first PS4 JRPG, how ironic…

    • Unretributed

      Natural Doctrine came out already

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

        correct, I totally forgot about that. First exclusive though…

        • Zackasaur

          There is also the possibility of Deep Down being finished before this is.

          • Budgiecat

            and maybe SoulSaga

          • Elvick

            Not really your traditional RPG… then again, neither is this. :P

  • http://www.unit03.net blackraen

    Oh Compile Heart, you know all the right places to scratch. Now the long wait to find out what kind of over the top kakioroshi come available for this before pre-ordering.

  • LordKaiser

    I just awoke and saw the word Quintet and jolted then looked again and it was just the Title’s name under CH.

  • Josephl64

    I love that this is coming out on my birthday, but I guess this means I’ll have to be saving up for a PS4 now

  • Sentsuizan_93

    GAH! They all look so darn cute!
    But I like Nene. She seems to be my fav…. *_*

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

    I want this art style but with a deep story line. Why can’t they deliver that?

    • MrKappa

      Because they are Compile Heart.

      • Hikari Langley

        They need to hire the writer of Drakengard and Nier.

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

          That might not be a good idea. The next Drakengard will have sadist and masochist and sex-addicts…. it’s ridiculous. They always think sex is the best way to sell games. Or any media form. And not just sex, but sometimes perversion. Sometimes they try to cover their ass by saying they’re “being different”. But they often do this when it’s female leads. Thinking us dudes only like women when they are sluts or cute moe girls that follow our every command. Or we can dress them up as our fav fetishes. This needs to stop.

          • Hikari Langley

            I dunno what you are smoking, but I liked the dark tone in Drakengard and Nier. It’s more welcome than what FF13 did with their protagonist.

            “Thinking use dudes only like women when they are sluts or cute moe girls that follow our every command.”

            As a female gamer I still like what Complie heart has been doing, I don’t find it sexist. It’s freedom, why should they have set rules on what they can and can’t do. If they follow sales, then what they have been doing is still working for them as you can see now.

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

              You can like it. Like I said, these are just my thought as I accept that the game isn’t what I hoped it’d be. The same happened when i found out about the cast of Drakengard 3. It’s just not for me. A little sex appeal here and there is fine. But that game is going too far IMO. I don’t want to play a cast where a party member is a sadist. Enjoying the pain of others is wrong to me.
              CH is a good dev is some way, I’ll likely play FFF if it’s good. But the majority of what they make tries too hard to paint this ideal harem world of cute girls prancing around. It’s just not for me. If it works for them fine. But I don’t see it as progressive.

          • xkumo

            If that’s your perspective of narrative, I pray that you never write anything.

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

              I write, but I try to be respectful. I try to not have female characters as damsel in distress all the time. Or have characters from different races protrayed as stereotypes. I’m no saint. I’m just tired of people using sex to sell things. If you’re product’s good it stands by it’s self. Think about a car that is a great car and anyone who used it would know. If we know the car’s good and we see that. Why have a bikini model help advertise it?

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

        I’m not saying that these games are bad but they’re not for me. There’s too much fanservice and not enough plot. I’d like this artists to do a group of characters both male and female and put a deep dark story to it with no fanservice or as little as possible. But when they do games like this it seems like they’re just saying if they make something cute or sexy we’ll all just buy it without a second thought. Like we’re easily manipulated horny fans.

        • Zukato

          My thoughts exactly.

        • Hikari Langley

          If they do that they’ll go bankrupt. As it’s not what their main fanbase wants. I know I don’t, I like the mood that Neptunia has been putting out there.

          Given their track record, this isn’t something that should be unexpected. So why complain?

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

            Because in my opinion it’s continuing something negative. It’s like saying it’s ok to do whatever as long as it it sells. To me RPGs are about intelligence and getting people to think and move people’s hearts. Not get girls to jiggle for us and have nonsensical plots that just break the forthwall and poke fun at classic RPGs. I’m not saying anyone liking this is wrong. If you wanna play it, more power to you. But to me this isn’t going to change things and even set us on a path or progression. As the person I am, I can say I want something of one company and not hold all of the to the same standard. If one game company can try to entertain us with deep involved stories, then another company should be allow to phone it in and just use T n A to get sales. All devs can do better. We shouldn’t get complacent and think: “It’s been that way for a long time, and it works, so just keep doing it.”

            People have said lots of game devs are wrong for doing that, so it’s true for any of them. Cute is fine. Moe is fine. Having sexy characters is fine. But do we really need more hotsprings moments? More excuses to have girls end up in some kinda white cream or foam? Think about the voice actors too. These female voice actor must be tired of doing one character after another that have to moan and gasp for what the industry paints us gamers as. “Horny losers with no girlfriend/boyfriend and ready to throw money away for any game with sex appeal or fetish fuel.

            We’re better than this.

            • Hikari Langley

              Speak for yourself, you sound overly offended by that content and if you are. Honestly CH’s games and almost most JRPG’s arent’ for you. It’s up the developer to decide this, and they don’t seem to be bothered by some fanservice in the games.

              You are a very small number that is offended by this content, vocal but small. It’s the year 2014. People need to learn how to be more open, these types of games are what CH is known for.

              Why should they change what they love to do, just because it bothers you?

              Edit: I bet you would have found Night Trap to be disturbing, they aren’t painting gamers as anything, that’s just you having this odd bias and seeing that way. Open your eyes.

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

                If I came of antagonistic with my post, I apologize. I’m not overly offended by sexuality. I’m saying using sex as the major selling point of a game, or the ONLY selling point of the game, is wrong IN MY OPINION. My aim is not to start an argument or rain on yall’s parade. I’m just disappointed that yet another game I was interested in is not to my tastes. If you want to play the game, enjoy. Forget all about what I said. It’s what I believe.

                • Hikari Langley

                  But they never have stated “Sex” was the selling of this game, you just jumped to that conclusion. What can’t make a game about 5 girls. trying to free their world from some dark evil being.

                  That’s why you sounded so offended, you jumped to the conclusion that they were using sexual content or fan service as the selling point. But like before I dunno what CH you actually like, because this is mostly what they are known for.

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

                    I may have jumped to the conclusion. But in my defense, I came to the conclusion due to their history of games. Most go that route. Especially Mugen Souls.

                    I’ve been drawn to CH games due to their art style, but I never buy the games when I discover their other content. I lost interest due to all the innuendoes. There were too many of them, like in the Ar Tonelico games.

                    • Hikari Langley

                      That’s rather silly, the fanservice isn’t even like more than 90% of the game, but as to each their own.

                      So you just that content offensive, so I guess CH’s games aren’t really for you. They won’t really change as it’s what there company is known for.

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

                      You don’t question if that’s a positive thing to be known for though?

                    • Hikari Langley

                      I couldn’t care, I love that kind of content, I can make my own decisions without having to worry about silly looks and judgements from others. That’s why I buy the games I do, I openly walk and talk with the employee’s of the gamestop constantly about the next game.

                      It’s my money, and I’m pleased to spend it on something I enjoy. As for CH I’m pretty sure they know who their fans are, so being known for that isn’t a problem.

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

                      Well I was taught that making products (like games) like this is wrong. If your game is fun and deep it doesn’t need this content to me. So I’m gonna have to avoid CH unless they make this game or future game deeper, more serious, and less sexualized. But I hope if they do make the games I’m asking for, that they keep this style of drawing. The characters look good, I just wish they weren’t idols and I wish other games by them didn’t feature S&M refs. When they let that go, I’ll be there to spend my money.

                    • Hikari Langley

                      And they honestly couldn’t care about your picky preference to even ask for your money, you aren’t what they need. Closed minded isn’t good for the gaming business, Game design is an art, to do well freedom of expression is pretty much required.

                      Seriously the day CH ever makes a game that’s not “extremely” filled with fanservice, is the day the Call of Duty series stops.

                      Who ever thought you that this was wrong, seems to be really close minded and you should do well, to try and open up if you really wanna give these games a chance. If not, just move on, you’ll never like CH’s games.

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

                      Why do you keep picking antagonistic words to use? I’m not close-minded or picky. I just have different views on how I like my games. There’s no need for this to be an argument. There’s enough of that on the net.

                      Here’s how I see the game industry: Let’s consider the Incredible Hulk. Now I like the Hulk, but he’s the only superhero that I know of who’s rewarded for losing control. The madder he gets the more powerful he becomes. And the more powerful he gets the more unbeatable he is. So he’s a behemoth that can do whatever he wants as long as he keeps throwing a tantrum.

                      Now, with that thought in mind, think of the game industry or movie industry. You can petition all you want, you can march with signs in protest, you can vow to stop buying games, but they’ll still make money regardless. All they have to do is keep doing what they want and someone will still buy it. And if they ratchet up the sex appeal or cute factor or senseless violence they’ll always keep making money.

                      So when I see games like this, I think of a fully enraged Hulk with a machine gun or a bazooka. I try not to rock the boat and accept that people can buy whatever they want. But even though you have the right to buy it, should we be buying it? What is this saying about us if we let this hulk continue to rampage? Worst, if we help this hulk rampage?

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

                      Okay. Well we’ve both made our point. I’m just gonna leave it at that. I respect your point of view, but I guess CH isn’t for me.

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

                      Okay, well you’re made some good points. I’m gonna continue to respect you opinion and just do my own thing. To each his own.

            • Luna Kazemaru

              I don’t see CH changing so if you honestly don’t like what hey do better to just take your time else where

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

                I’m not gonna get the game now, but the reason why I’m frustrated is because I WANTED to get the game when I saw the designs but the “idol” idea ruin it for me. Again, I’m not trying to ruin this for anyone. I’m just feeling bad. I’m disappointed.

          • Budgiecat

            Because variety

            like, Namco and Capcom only make fighting games and EA and Activision only make FPS

    • 罪罰

      kawaii girls with deep story
      I want what you’re smoking

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

        It’s not impossible to me. Just draw characters like the look in Tales games, have boys and girls as characters, put them in an epic story and make sure the story isn’t just filler or a game that’s just about cute girls hitting monsters for high damage.

  • ShadowJetX

    Am I the only one that’s expecting choppy frame rates and stiff animations?

    • xkumo

      With these ps3 quality textures, yes.

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

      Fairy Fencer F had frame rate issues

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

    from the look of it, it’s not like Neptune PP, it has battle too.. Mugen Soul team seems involved, because of those ridiculous damages

    • Renaldi Saputra

      those numbers……
      could be true

      • Hikari Langley

        I get an agarest feel also from it, oddly enough~

  • Hikari Langley

    I don’t really want to say it, but I’m kinda scared that CH is doing a PS4 game, they have gotten better, and I generally liked all of their games, but I feel like they aren’t ready to just jump on the PS4 yet.

    I just hope frame rate is consistent and movement isn’t so jaggy *fingers crossed*

    Other than that Aria is confirmed as my loli wife, she’s too cute~~

    • OverlordZetta

      They jumped to PS3 pretty early too.

    • Duo Maxwell

      It’s really hard to screw up with the PS4’s performance and their usual graphic, honestly. I’d be surprised to see them manage to do that.

    • MrKappa

      If anything I think going to the PS4 will be good for them.
      The PS3 has always been a bother to program for and after all this time there are many that still don’t get it.

      • Hikari Langley

        That’s what I’m hoping~

  • fyi1191

    They look more like Magical girls up close than Idol units.

    • ShadowJetX

      Sans the fun of Magical Girl team imo.

  • Lara Croft

    Art is reaaaaaalllly good, but the character design could be better.

    • Budgiecat

      yeah its pretty generic. but then again, most rpgs these days, east or west, are.
      they’r all wearing the same boots and frilly type dresses with different playing card symbol motifs…

  • Akari Akaza

    CUTENESS AWAITS! ^_^

  • Zukato

    Idols? I’m disappointed then. Wish the game was about something else.

  • Zacek

    The characters looks fabulous!

  • DesmaX
    • abysswalker

      Come on man!! Seriously?

      • DesmaX

        Why, yes. Pretty sure it will be the final boss.

        beepbeepbeepbeepbeepbeepbeepbeepbeepbeepbeep

  • BlazingSkies

    It’s…beautiful!

  • PrinceHeir

    Lol reminds me of Hyperdimension Idol PP!

  • Eclipse

    Compile Heart truly are full of surprises~

    They’re all adorable, but I’m especially liking the design of Kyouka <3

    • Budgiecat

      How come WRPG’s don’t have adorable dainty females that dont look like they can defend themselves in a battle?

  • Budgiecat
    • Ta23 Ta28

      Wasn’t there a Hatsune Miku Toyota back in 2011?

      • Budgiecat

        I was referring to the VA

        • Ta23 Ta28

          I know. Moe voiced Flamenco Sapphire in Samurai Flamenco last 2 seasons.

          Since you brought up a literal “moe toyota” I was suddenly reminded of that Hatsune Miku-sponsored Toyota back in 2011.

          • Budgiecat

            like I care lol

            • Ta23 Ta28

              Just sayan’.

  • Ta23 Ta28

    First retail JRPG exclusive to PS4 is from Compile Heart. This is too funny somehow.

    • Pyrofrost

      And we all know, first release JRPGs on Sony consoles have a reputation for being the paragon of JRPG gaming excellence.

      PS3: Enchanted Arms
      PS2: Eternal Ring & Evergrace
      PS1: King’s Field

      I wonder if CH will successfully keep the tradition going?
      ROFL, who am I kidding, it’s CH we’re talking about here, of course they will keep the tradition going. xD

      • Elvick

        I still want to get Enchanted Arms tbh. It doesn’t look bad, the gay character is terrible. But the gameplay looks interesting.

        • Pyrofrost

          Tbh, Enchanted Arms is one of the funnest shitty games I’ve ever played. It should be cheap as hell for you to find, now days.

  • Six

    The game the Playstation 4 deserves, but not the one it needs right now.

    Or maybe it is. lol i dunno

    • MrFinalgamer

      Nah, the PS4 doesn’t deserve the greatness that is Compile Heart. Time will tell if it’s worthy of such a privilege.

      • abysswalker

        Then Xbox One does?

        • Six

          I don’t think the Xbox fanbase would be as receptive to the moe moe kawaii desu stuff as Playstation fans.

          inb4 lol something something shooters something something dudebros

          • abysswalker

            Hence my question, I agree that Xbox One will never accept something like this but if PS4 isn’t worthy (according to @mrfinalgamer:disqus) then which console is? Vita? 3DS? PC?

            • Six

              I’m pretty sure he was just making a joke reply to my initial joke comment/Batman quote.

            • MrFinalgamer

              ’tis was a joke, calm your tits.

              Weriously, I thought the whole “privilage” part gave it away…

    • Pyrofrost

      It’s exactly what Sony fanboys deserve and need right now.

      A game whose single and only selling point will be scantily clad lolis.

      • Elvick

        No.

        • Pyrofrost

          You’ve known me long enough to know I’m just being silly.

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

        In some ways that does seem like all it offers. I hope I’m wrong. But as it stand, and based on what this company tends to do, that could be very true. But I wouldn’t word it in an antagonistic way. You’re just gonna get a lot of arguing.

        • Pyrofrost

          It was meant to come of as silly, sarcastic and cheeky. Though once you get to know me, you will see how I feel about CH as a development house. I honestly wish IF would cut them loose, because IF is actually good.

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

            Does Idea Factory do any more game without them? I haven’t seen one in a while.

            • Pyrofrost

              They do VNs, strat/tactics RPGs, and a few other things.

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

                I hope they come over to the US then.

                • Pyrofrost

                  Got Hakuoki coming out on PS3 in the US ;)

  • Kiryu

    Nice a new Compile Heart RPG,love the artwork.Otoha and Nene are really cute.

  • Jesse

    The first PV for it is up:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwztvK4P2Vc

    • abysswalker

      That dragon reminded me of Grima from Fire Emblem: Awakening

  • Elvick

    Kyouka is lovely.

  • TerrenceEncore Jones

    WOW! Just watched that youtube video. I hope this fame gets a song album!