Idea Factory International has decided that the second non-Hyperdimension Neptunia game they’ll be localizing for western audiences is Compile Heart’s PS4 RPG, Omega Quintet. Scheduled to launch in North America and Europe in Spring 2015, the game is notable for being one of the few Japanese RPGs on the PS4. Apparently it also makes use of the Move controller!
It’s interesting to think that the only idol games we’re seeing in English are Idea Factory titles (and Love Live on mobile devices), but there you go! Unlike a traditional idol simulation game, though, Omega Quintet sticks with its musical theme to create a unique RPG where characters utilize systems such as “concert mode” and “harmonics”that harness the power of music to beat down enemies.
Taking cues from games like Senran Kagura, the girls in Omega Quintet will have customizable outfits and take damage to their clothes, resulting in a “costume break” if a certain threshold is reached. It very much looks like a traditional Idea Factory game, but with improved graphics and resolution for the PS4, so if their games are your cup of tea, be sure to mark your calendar for Spring 2015!
Oh, and in case you were wondering, there’s at least one male character in the game (the nondescript fellow featured on the Japanese cover above). Because every idol group needs a manager, right? I hope there’s an actual rhythm component to the battles, as that would be a lot of fun! Now let’s take bets on how long it will take for me to stop writing the name as “Omega Quartet“…