The print version of this week’s Famitsu offers more details on Compile Heart’s newly announced PlayStation 4 idol RPG Omega Quintet.
While gameplay details are more are less nowhere to be found, the magazine shares details on the game’s story and five member idol unit, as well as details on pre-order bonuses, sthe special edition, and a number of upcoming events related to the game.
As we posted in our initial reveal yesterday, Omega Quintet‘s story takes place in a world besieged by an entity known as “Beep,” which eats away at peoples’ minds and changes them. Impervious to attacks and able to multiply in the blink of an eye, the Beep have spread throughout the world, forcing the remnants of humanity, numbering in the tens of thousands, to seal themselves off within a small town.
The only ones able to fight back are the Songstresses, a group of five girls born generations ago. Through their power of song and dance, they hope to save humanity from the brink and bring back hopes and dreams to it once again.
Each of the five leading ladies in Omega Quintet is distinct, possessing contrary personalities with different strengths and weaknesses.
Otoha (voiced by Riho Iida), the girl in red, for instance, is a newer member in the group who has a deep love for the work that Songstresses do. She’s a well-meaning, naturally positive girl who always keeps her eyes on what’s ahead, although her youthfulness means she still has growing up to do and messes things up from time to time. Her personality bring back joy to people around her who might have seemingly lost it.
The black-haired Kyouka (voiced by Rui Tanabe), meanwhile, is described as a “cool beauty” with a serious, yet stubborn attitude. Equally as hard on other people as she is on herself, she holds a strong sense of responsibility and has a commanding presence wherever she goes. While thoughtful of other people as she goes about her business as a Songstress, she’s otherwise poor at expressing her emotions to others.
In contrast to both of them, Kanadeko (voiced by Moe Toyota), the girl in all green, is a bombastic girl who runs off instinct and has rough edges to her personality in spite of her overtly feminine appearance. Having a tendency to look before leaps, she’s an all-around troublemaker who can be rather unpredictable.
As for the pink-haired Nene (voiced by Inori Minase), she’s typically the opposite of Kaneko, nervous around other people, reserved, and weak-willed, routinely known for standing behind her timidly in fear. When the Songstresses are holding concerts, her aversion towards other people often results in her opting to stay in the back of the group as they perform. Nonetheless, she can do a completely 180 when it’s time for battle, displaying an altogether different personality.
Finally, Aria (voiced by Erii Yamazaki), the one decked out in purple, is an aloof girl whose words and actions make it hard to get grasp her personality and as a result has a knack for getting other people around her mixed up in her troubles. Although she looks young, she’s actually been working as part of the Songstresses since the early days. So mysterious is she that although her singing and dancing antics on stage mark her as a paragon of a songstress, nobody knows for sure whether it comes naturally to her or if it’s all an act.
Moving on, pre-orders for Omega Quintet will include a soundtrack CD.
The special edition will come packaged in a special box with artwork drawn by Hukahire, the game’s artist, and a special booklet that includes a drama CD, a collection of materials on the game, and a making of DVD.
Compile Heart plans to hold live streams to reveal more information about the game via the Arista TV channel on Ustream, with the first broadcast set for May 14. A live concert starring the game’s voice actresses will be held at some point, too, with details to also come later.
Omega Quintet will launch for PlayStation 4 in Japan on September 18. If you missed it, catch the debut teaser trailer here. A full trailer is due out on May 12.
(Images via Amiami.)