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

on May 7, 2014 4:09 AM

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)


[Thanks for the tip: Masaru Aoyama]

 /  Executive News Editor
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