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First PS4 Exclusive JRPG Omega Quintet Officially Announced, Coming in September

by on May 7, 2014 4:09 AM 61

The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu is already in the hands of the first Japanese readers, and in its pages include the official announcement of *ω*Quintet (Omega Quintet). The title will be a fantasy “Idol RPG” and will be released by Compile Heart under the Galapagos brand on September 18th (in Japan of course) exclusively for PS4.

The story is about idols that are able to counter a mysterious power called the “beep,” which is eroding the world and the minds of its inhabitants. Character design will be done by Fukahire.

While this seems to be a niche title, and we have no news about a possible western release, it’s nice to see the beginning of the wave of Japanese-developed PS4 exclusives that SCEJA president Hiroshi Kawano has been teasing for months. Hopefully more will be announced soon.

Update: below you can see a picture of the magazine, giving a good idea on what the character design will look like (thanks: Jerry Hu)

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[Thanks for the tip: Masaru Aoyama]

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  • CervantesPR

    not even E3 and more PS4 games already lol

    • PhantomVash808

      Every week the PS4 is getting new game announcements.

      • Delsin Rowe

        but all of them are not good :D just saying.

        • neko working

          don’t count indie games as game!!! LOL

          • Delsin Rowe

            i don’t. i hate most of them (MOST. i like Transistor – outlast – daylight) i just need AAA games. like the order : 1886 – inFAMOUS -driveclub and of course uncharted

          • Raven Nafariea

            You hate Outlast? That game is pretty fun. I just beat the DLC a few hours ago and it was even better than the main game. =)

          • Delsin Rowe

            what ? :D i said i like Transistor – outlast – daylight :D
            i love this game. :)

          • Raven Nafariea

            You have got to get the DLC for Outlast… Way better!! =)

          • Delsin Rowe

            yeah im planning to do that ! :D

          • Raven Nafariea

            Awesome!! OMG, way more messed up than the first. I won’t spoil it for you though… hehe

          • Delsin Rowe

            thank you. but i know we play as an engineer. the one who send those emails to the reporters.

          • Raven Nafariea

            Yep. It is very good! I am playing through it a second time right now. lol

            Trying to get all the notes and documentation. It has a great ending!

          • Delsin Rowe

            can i ask you something ? you have to learn me how to use share factory app :D i never used this kind of things and i don’t know what to do with it :D

          • Raven Nafariea

            Yeah sure. I can run you through it. =) Did you check out my facebook? I posted a video using Share Factory of Outlast. It is pretty easy to use once you figure it out… It is a little confusing at first. lol

          • Delsin Rowe

            no i didn’t :D yeah i was so confused ….
            thanks.

          • Raven Nafariea

            Just message me on Yahoo then you’re ready. =)

          • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

            Did you play all the indie games so how can you say most? Transistor isn’t out, while it like will be great it is still premature to say it is. I would say most indie games that I have played (and I have a ridiculous amount of them) are good. That is at least in my opinion. They are typically the more innovative titles that take more risks in gameplay and art design.

          • Delsin Rowe

            I read alot of previews about transistor. i know their studio , i like their games.

          • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

            That still doesn’t mean its going to be good when you haven’t played the game. Your judging prematurely while lashing out against most indies as not good. That is ridiculous.

            Since you “know” the studio behind Transistor (which hasn’t made many games) you know there game is good but other studios you don’t know, you assume their games are bad. That is the jest of what your saying.

          • Delsin Rowe

            i can tell you from the look of it. i can predict you know. i’ve been there for about 15 years.

          • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

            I expect it to be good too. That is not my point. My point is your judging harshly on vast amount of games you have no experience with but judging one positively. Saying most indie titles are not good is cynical.

            What does “been there” for 15 years even mean? If your talking about gaming experience, I have you beat.

          • Delsin Rowe

            you know , i played alot of indie games . most of them were not good. this is my experience that i told you.

          • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

            Its too bad. Most of the ones I have are all good. I don’t have any that I would say are bad. I guess I am good at picking them and i have over 40 on the XBLA, probably over 20 on PSN, and a few on Steam. I haven’t been disappointed yet.

          • Raven Nafariea

            Never mind that… Sorry. I misread. I am not feeling good this morning. =(

          • PhantomVash808

            AAA games take more time besides if your referring to Sony’s 1st party offerings than you should know they always start off slow each generation but get better each year, just look at the PS3.

      • Jessenia Lopez

        asi mismo

      • DEO エリヤデボンオットリ

        Looking forward to playing Transistor since I missed out on Bastion during my short time I owned & enjoyed playing my xb360. Will be purchasing Transistor off the PS4 to test out the early automatic pre-download install feature.

        • Sucka Free

          Bastion was on the 360? Didn’t know that. I have it on my PC

          • DEO エリヤデボンオットリ

            yup apparently it was in XBLA section, kinda missed out on it since I had every game from Gears to L4D and a couple of fighting games, surprisingly never owned a Halo game.

          • Sucka Free

            I’ve never owned an Xbox

          • DEO エリヤデボンオットリ

            don’t worry ’bout it ain’t missing much.

    • neko working
      • Orichalon Hades

        Upotte? is that you?

      • Mikail

        oH GOD! i hope they bring it to the west like Akiba strips and SAO

    • neko working
  • Jerry Hu
    • Orichalon Hades

      hmmm, never really like the setting of the game, Idol’s never really my thing. NepNep is fine tho

      • They Call Me Senpai

        Its all about Noire.

    • Redichi24

      Anything Kingdom Hearts And Final Fantasy related in there?

      • Jerry Hu

        Nope

      • Anime10121

        E3 is in 4 weeks… we’ll definitely see Final Fantasy there…

  • Jordan

    This is good news. Western developed games aren’t as popular in Japan. They need their own dev studios to cater to that specific audience. I can see the Ps4 selling very well once more games like this one are made.

    • Orichalon Hades

      actually CoD and BF sells really well in japan, not as well as they are on the west mind you. People keep forgetting that Gun otaku is a thing in Japan.

      • chrisredfield31

        Grand Theft Auto sold pretty well too

  • Jecht_Sin

    B-but.. b-but.. The PS4 has no games!!

    Sure it doesn’t if people count out indie games because.. they are indies. MMORPG because they take too much time. Games available on PC as well because they are not exclusives (but Titanfall is obviously a different case). JRPGs because JRPGs suck.

  • ps4lol

    Pantystation 4

  • They Call Me Senpai

    Inject this game into my bloodstream this instant!

  • Craig Sloan

    Needs to be on the PS store for the west.

  • Stranger On The Road

    Galapagos‘s second title, and on the PS4 no less….. I’m really excited by this news. Really looking forward to playing Fairy Fencer F; and now looking forward to seeing videos for this game :-)

    Although, now I wonder about the opening, since the game is featuring Idols, does that mean that their VAs will sing the opening or not?

  • Mikail

    Oh Sony please bring new Wild Arms Series for the ps4

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    good..more at E3 please.

  • DarthDiggler

    mysterious power called the “beep,”

    Is the power dirty?

  • Negi Springfield

    Hm , Not what I was expecting , But I would really like it if SONY announced a JRPG with a good story-line and Perhaps , Turned based or Action based ? Either one is fine , But I mean , I really would like it if they had one in the works , Which quality reaches the likes of Final Fantasy or something.

  • desiterasu
  • Marcus

    No coincidence that Sony wants to release this game in September. Great timing by the company and good to see them get behind Japanese developers to strengthen the homefront.

    Will be interesting to see what MS will be releasing alongside the X1 in Japan, but they should take note from the PS4 release. Without games consumers want, sales will tumble.

  • Jerry Hu
  • Midori Inaba

    Cute and all but… it’s all about if it’ll be comming to the west or not.

  • Jerry Hu
  • Will

    I hope this isn’t just some lousy dress up jrpg doll game cause I’ll be passing if so.

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