More than six months after its Japanese release, publisher Compile Heart has confirmed the release date for their English language translation of turn-based JRPG Omega Quintet Japanese on PlayStation 4 in the United States and Europe.
Tasked with saving the world, the titular quintet known as the “Verse Maidens”, must battle against and evil force that is slowly consuming the world. You play Takt, the Maidens’ manager and bodyguard who must help them fight the terrifying “Blare” trying to destroy the world.
The five singers and their manager must fight together to beat the darkness trying to destroy humanity. Working together and playing tactically to work the dynamically changing battle system to your favour, play multiple turns at the same time and defeat the Blare before it’s too late.
Idea Factory gave us a few details on the gameplay mechanics and key features of the localised JRPG.
• Power of music! Harness the power of song to defeat evil! Every fight is a performance, and you’ve gotta give the audience what they want! By entering “Concert Mode” you’ll get boosts from your music, as well as be able to fill up your Voltage Gauge faster to perform special skills.
• Break a…garter? It may be the end of the world, but you’ve also got idols on your hand and they must always be ready to perform! You’ll be able to customize their outfits, accessories, hair, and more! Be careful, though, because sustaining hits from the enemies can cause a “Costume Break”, which will compromise their outfits and leave them vulnerable to more damage!
• Lethal harmonies! An idol group combines their talents to create beautiful harmonies, and with the “Harmonics” system, you can sing your enemies right into their graves! Create deadly super chains of attacks, utilizing each idol’s skill in the right order to keep the pain coming –it’ll be music to your ears!
• Dance or die! Create performances for your idols and share them with the PlayStation 4 Share function! You can build each routine, move by move, and even use the PlayStation 4 Camera to project yourself into the performance, as well as the Move controller to add special effects! The better your shows, the more moves you’ll be able to pass onto your idols!
Omega Quintet will be available on PlayStation 4 in North America on disc and digital download on April 28th, 2015. With Europe having digital release on April 29th and retail following on May 1st.