Compile Heart Teases PS5 Game(s), New Trailer Reveals Date A Live Ren Dystopia Japanese Release Date

Japanese studio Compile Heart known for Nep Nep is working on at least one PS5 game. Date A Live Ren Dystopia was also finally dated in Japan.

June 30, 2020

Compile Heart held the Compile Heart TV #3 stream on June 30, making multiple announcements. The stream featured Compile Heart’s President Norihisa Kochiwa and Compile Heart “Info Broker” Hitomi Isaka. At the end of the stream, at around the 10:30 mark, President Kochiwa and Isaka started chatting about the PS5. She asked him if Compile Heart has plans for PS5. Basically, Kochiwa didn’t directly answer but strongly hinted that the answer is yes through a staged comedy skit, and more info will be coming at a later date.

Alternatively, the stream also revealed a new trailer and the release date for the 4th and newest DAL adaptation, Date A Live Ren Dystopia. The game is coming September 24 in Japan, exclusively on PS4. All three previous Date A Live games have been localized on PS4 and Steam through the localization of Date A Live Rio Reincarnation. The third game in the series, which also included remasters of the first two.As such, Ren Dystopia will probably be announced westwards by Idea Factory International at some point.


Date A Live Ren Dystopia was announced back in January 2019 and was supposed to launch in Summer 2019 but got delayed. Japanese games always get delayed, but it was a pretty long delay. I translated a lot of about the game in the past so I’ll just redirect you to that(here and here) and the game’s official website.

Date A Live Ren Dystopia Japanese Release Date Trailer

The original Date A Live novel by might be over, original author Koshi Tachibana started a new novel based on Kurumi, titled Date A Bullet. The franchise is pretty popular too. Meaning the adaptations won’t be stopping soon. Date A Bullet is also getting an anime movie adaptation titled Dead or Bullet, where Kurumi will still be voiced by Asami Sanada, also known for voicing Broccoli’s Dejiko, or Garuru in Pretty Series. Asami Sanada is also one of the many seiyuu who opened a YouTube channel to encourage fans during the Covid-19 pandemic. She regularly publishes muscle training videos.

If you’re planning to import Date A Live Ren Dystopia, Dengeki Online also revealed a limited edition only available on its shop with specific preorder goods, seen above. All the other shop specific preorder goods can also be found on the game’s official site.

Compile Heart is also currently working on Neptunia Virtual Stars, launching on PS4 on August 6 in Japan and in 2021 in the west.

The studio also develops Death End Re;Quest 2 already available since February 13 on PS4 in Japan, and coming to PS4 on August 25 in North America and August 28 in Europe. A Steam version will also release worldwide on August 25.

Lastly, Compile Heart is also working on Mary Skelter: Finale launching October 8 in Japan. It was not announced outside Japan yet. Mary Skelter: Finale includes an Adventure Mode (as in, no dungeon crawling) that features the stories of the previous games Mary Skelter: Nightmares and Mary Skelter 2.

It’s unclear for now if Compile Heart is working on one or more projects on PS5.

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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