Meet Omega Quintet’s Five Divas Who’ll Be Saving The Planet… With Songs

By Sato . May 12, 2014 . 3:08am

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In Compile Heart’s upcoming “idol x RPG” title, Omega Quintet, it’ll be up to the five Verse Maidens to stop a phenomenon called “beep” from completely taking over the planet. This week’s Famitsu shares more information on the divas.

 

According to the Famitsu report, the Verse Maidens are people with special powers that can be used to fend off the “beep” by using the powers of song and dance. These powers are used to fight and save the remainders of mankind, while giving them hope and dreams.

 

Here’s a look at the five Verse Maidens.

 

Otoha

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Otoha is a new member of the Verse Maidens, who loves the fact that they bring hope and dreams to others. She’s a hard worker who is always positive, but she’s also still growing and can be prone to making clumsy mistakes. However, she’s as cheerful as they come, and spreads it to those around her.

 

Kyoka

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Kyoka (pictured to the left) has a strong sense of responsibility on herself and the others. She’s a “cool beauty” who does her job as a Verse Maiden while caring about others, but she also has a hard time expressing those feelings.

 

Kanadeko

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Kanadeko might be the most lady-like as far as her body goes, but she’s actually has quite the explosive personality. She’s the type of girl who’d make snap decisions without thinking ahead of time, and can often find herself getting in trouble at times because of that.

 

Nene

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Unlike the other girls, Nene is more on the timid side, with plenty of nervous and weak-willed tendencies. She often shies away and hides behind Kanadeko, but they say that she has a completely different side to her when it comes to combat…

 

Aria

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Aria might look the youngest, but she’s actually been a Verse Maiden longer than the others. This mysterious diva tends to distance herself with her speech and behavior, which seems to confuse those around her.

 

Finally, here’s a look at a full version of Omega Quintet’s earlier teaser trailer:

 

 

Omega Quintet will be released on September 18, 2014 for PlayStation 4.

 

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  • Tenshiken

    I’ll hold off judgement until I see actual gameplay.

  • http://hanzoadam.tumblr.com/ Hanzoadam

    I hoping this will come the the west, Just so I can have JRPG on my PS4

    • Firion Hope

      So much this

    • Xerain

      I’m hoping it will come west so I have a reason to buy a PS4.

      • Kornelious

        I’m hoping this will come to the West to justify already having bought a PS4……

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/findlay27 Hawk Ward

          I’m hoping this will come to the west so I can feel NTR’d by devs as a result,of only owning a PS3.

    • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

      It would be an honor if this game could be my first JRPG on PS4.

    • NeptuniasBeard

      Not to be “that guy” but why IS this on the PS4? Where’s the fire, Compile Heart?

      • M’iau M’iaut

        Be the first or near the first with a JRPG on the system and you might get a few folks who would normally stay away from CHs game style to buy the title. Same reason I’d suspect they also are highlighting the ‘idol’ and ‘sentai’ elements — even if similar things have been in earlier games of theirs.

  • DyLaN

    On second hearing, the song actually sounds a bit better than the first time.

    • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

      Cause the trailer’s longer lol =P

      • DyLaN

        I actually mean this very trailer since I don’t care abt the song on my first view. but after 1/2 times its growing abt 10% on me.

        • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

          Lol

  • Ecchitori-san

    Despite all that singing, models could use some lip movement. It is a PS4 game so I thought that graphics should be no problem. The movement is smooth tho..

    • Shippoyasha

      It’s less about the system power than the matter of budget though. I still think it looks pretty nice considering.

  • Victor Wesker

    I don’t like design of characters in this game. They looks very cheap and crappy. I guess Compile Heart used almost same characters from Neptunia games just reskinned. I think they should forget neptunia characters and use new characters.

    • DyLaN

      The character designer is Fukahire, not Tsunako…. Not to mention both of their style is pretty different.

      If you ask me, Tsunako art style is better of two.

      • xXDGFXx

        I wish Kishida Mel was in charge of the designs T-T

  • Demeanor

    Sooo… nice girl, katana maiden, sexy tomboy, shy dojikko and silent mystery… did someone say Senran Kagura? XD
    Also, I might be mistaken but the power of hopes and dreams seems to materialize into a blanc-style hammer in one of the screenshots XD

  • JMaster3000

    No facial expression was so PS2 Era

    • Ryker

      Yeah I just realized, they’re sort of butterfaced. Not that I think anything about them is hot. No, sir. But, I can’t unsee it.

      • JMaster3000

        Everything else looks awesome but dem faces with…. w/e it is, is bad.

  • Ryker

    The trailer kind of reminds me how Square used the intro w/ Real Emotion to promote Final Fantasy X-2, which turned a lot of people off because of the non-serious impression it gave about the game. I’m willing to bet that people shouldn’t look too deeply into the whimsical nature of their song and dance display, as there will probably be some character depth and serious themes underneath the surface, just like with X-2.

    I don’t have much to say about the aesthetics and character designs. They’re okay by me, –even though I prefer more realistic character designs, but this is Compile Hearts here, so. The graphics look clean and crisp, and the special effects look quite nice. I didn’t know this was a PS4 game at first glance I thought– Well, it looks pretty standard for another compile hearts game on the ps3!

    I’ve always been a huge fan of games that emphasize music as a way to overcome and move the plot along, so this game is really up my aisle, for sure. Hopefully they can do other games justice, like FFX(hymn of faith), Lunar:SSS, the Ar Tonelico Series, X-2(1000 words), and many other examples I’m probably forgetting, that used music in such a way that had a greater purpose than just being a typical background music.

    I just really love the concept of music manifesting in ways that change the landscape of the world, .. and really, that’s not too far from reality, but if we can see some cute special effects and a visual representation of what the music is doing(reminds me of visualization option in music players), then I’m all for it. Bring it on!

    • Landale

      I think perhaps the largest issue with FFX-2′s opening was not so much the non-seriousness of it, but rather that paired with the expectation of something serious. Recent IF/CH games have had a tendency to mix whimsical and serious, so there’s not so much a risk of turning people off as it’s already expected.

      • Ryker

        True enough, but I know there are many rpg fans who don’t even give compile hearts games a chance due to the initial impressions they might get from watching a trailer. It’s understood by fans of their games, but for non-fans who think that this might look ridiculous(I know people like this), I just think it’s a grave error to assume there’s not more to it’.

  • Kotori Itsuka

    Save the planet with songs…….senki zesshou symphogear?

    • PreyMantis

      Elite Beat Agents. Get it right.

      • Kotori Itsuka

        They still fight monsters and save the planet while singing in symphogear, so I don’t really see the problem

      • M’iau M’iaut

        Or Polyphonica.

    • Elemiel

      Ar tonelico?

    • Theob Vious Choice

      I love that show, and I love CH, double whammy, triple if you could the fact that you’re Kotori Itsuka, the best Date A Live character.

    • TerrenceEncore Jones

      Never heard of that series, I’m going to go check it out. i will admit I am glad to have not seen any Mermaid Melody comparisons; they really needed more songs.

  • tturtlejosh

    Its so obvious what their personalities are like just by their looks and the mysterious diva Aria is for me (im getting a feeling she will a plot twist)

  • Kornelious

    This ga,e looks pretty cool. Though I wonder if it will have battles like RPG’s. When I think of RPG’s and singing I am reminded of AR Tonelico Quoga where the heroine sung while you fought off the monsters that gives you boosts or something like that……So i’m interested to see how they implement it here………..And that it gets a localization of course :)

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    I really am looking forward to using the powers song and dance to battle the infamous “beep” :)

    I’m really loving these designs too.

  • fairysun

    Lol, all 5 typical Japanese main heroine are here:

    - The ‘clumsy but always positive’ girl
    - The tsundere girl
    - The explosive/energetic/’shoot first ask question later’ girl
    - The timid/shy girl
    - The mysterious charm girl

    Need one more (the ‘seductive with tragic past’ girl, but this type of character is usually shown if the main character is a teenager boy) and the world is complete.

    • Ryker

      yup, if i had a dollar for every time there was a trope in a compile hearts game, it’d pay for itself lols.

      • Landale

        Heart, not hearts. And the same could be said for absolutely everything ever.

        • Ryker

          Thanks for the correction, and I’m not saying it like its a bad thing or else I wouldn’t have expressed interest in this game to begin with, but tropes are more prominent in compile heart games(anime games in general?), so the degree is more what I was touching on.

          • Landale

            I rarely see it not used negatively. Or pointlessly really. It’s come to annoy me to see the word more often than not.
            “That story uses so many story elements.”… Well no shit. The statement or question should never be about the presence of them, but the usage.

          • Ryker

            The usage is often times predictable as if they stray too far from the behavior of said trope, then they’re no longer able to be defined as such. Anyways, as a fan of these types of games, I objectivity acknowledge their place in games such as this. It’s not really a bad thing to me’. My comment was just supposed to be cute, my bad.

          • Landale

            Deviation in and of itself simply creates a different one. The trick is in the combinations and presentation. There also wasn’t really anything there necessarily to be saying “my bad” about, there wasn’t anything inherently wrong there just an odd, though technically accurate, word choice I chose to address.

          • Ryker

            It’s not a term that offends me despite the negative connotations attached to it. There is also familiarity that can be inviting if you aren’t turned off by the predictable nature of some of these characters. I really should’ve used the term archetype. =D Alas, that is all.

          • darke

            Tropes are useful, if not vital, so you don’t need to explain every little detail. This is why fantasy (in western markets at least) is more popular than sci-fi. You know what an “elf” is, and how they’re supposed to work, so it’s quicker for the viewer to suspend their disbelief, and easier for the teller because they don’t need to ‘explain’ the underlying odd reactions.

            If you look at again western series with defined ‘rules’, say, a CSi-alike crime drama, the characters can all be described the the usual “X, yet Y” like all these girls can be (“hard working, yet clumsy”, “serious, yet caring”, etc).

            But, yeah, this is basically a long winded +1. :?

      • Morningstar

        If I had a dollar for every time there was a trope in any game, I’d would have enough money to dwarf Disney

    • Locklear93

      It *is* Compile Heart. Not exactly the best known studio for breaking ground in character development. <_<

      • Landale

        Breaking new ground, no. Handling the character types well enough to be enjoyable, usually.

    • tridus

      It really does scream “generic trope JRPG”, doesn’t it?

    • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

      I’d love to see one who’s angry, and curses a lot. Similar to the personality of Chris from Symphogear lol

    • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

      I think it’s less JP heroines but harem-bait tropes/traits. x’D

      But yeah, they are. It’s a basic and easy set-up though. Developing it well is where the unique and fun parts come in.

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    “In a World on the verge of destruction, singing might be their only hope.”

    Omega Quintet is looking and sounding nice so far. Can’t wait to see what the combat is like. Compile Hearts version of Symphogear is okay with me =^_^=

    • Raze

      Maybe it will be rythm lol

      One note for one hit …

      Casting skill will make the note faster or more variable….

      • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

        That sounds pretty fun. I wouldn’t mind if they worked around that idea. I wonder if it’ll be actiony or turned based.

  • Eric Harris

    So idol music, and Jrpg battles? Put me in the “maybe” camp.

  • NeptuniasBeard

    Sigh, I miss the Elite Beat Agents…

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Nice~
    Now for some gameplay footage before I say anything else about this.

  • Veloze

    Looks like a PS3 game. Don’t know what I expected.

  • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

    It sounds and looks cute, but I feel a bit mixed and meh so far. Partially because it is still a CH game, and because I’d prefer about equal parts idol gameplay and RPG gameplay.

    Feels like it has some magical girl elements alongside the usual otaku-aimed elements though, and that’s a plus. It reminds me most of Love Live, but I get a MPP feeling from it. Also gonna wait to see if this goes DECULTURE route at all, or is purely singing and killing to win the day. x’D

    • Shippoyasha

      I have hope, because the last several CH releases has been pretty good actually.

      • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

        I was thinking, it seems like they’ve been improving.

  • Demeanor

    Mmm looking back at this, it does look very good…
    Aside from the seen-it-all aspect and the standard girl-sentai personalities, there are quite a few strong points that I’m liking:
    - hurray for pretty graphics, I love you PS4
    - an idol party in a classic rpg is somewhat unheard of, aside maybe from Ar Tonelico, and that was a different story anyway
    - even tho the personalities are the standard ones (think Senran Kagura, they didn’t even bother to change the hairstyles XD), since we’ve basically seen everything at this point, the beauty lies in execution, so they could still do a good job. Plus, Aria looks a bit too cute and defenseless for the typical mysterious lone wolf, and a double personality with Nene could go in awesome ways (think Iris Heart… XD)
    - monsters look cool, they’d be right at home in God Eater
    - the song is nice
    - I’m claiming Nene for waifu XD
    “Beep” is a hideous name for the menace tho XD
    I’ll eagerly await for news on this first “NIS-style” jrpg for PS4!!! (and I wanna see some blood next! Fight fight!) :D

  • TheManWithPants

    It looks… okay, I guess? I wish they had animated the characters’ faces better. They look nice in screenshots, sure, but in actual motion, those eye and mouth movements aren’t natural… they look like paper cut-out faces.

    Not really my cup of tea, but it sure looks nice overall.

  • Theob Vious Choice

    I’m glad they’re returning to the bishoujo-cast games. I can honestly say I love Neptune as a series, I’ve bought every game in the series and own pretty much every one in both NA/JPN versions, mostly LE. I did enjoy Mugen Souls, but it wasn’t all that great, the sequel was also rather good. I can truthfully say I hate Fairy Fencer F though, I own the LE of it and yeah, it’s pretty much just a generic harem anime turned into a video game, only even more boring. With the addition of a shit ton of overbearing and unnecessary game mechanics that add absolutely nothing to the game besides make it seem cluttered, and a horrible and mandatory first transformation theme song, I can honestly say I despise that game. I will however say that the soundtrack, other than the vocal tracks was excellent.
    This, however; looks great, they’re going back to the main cast being female, no male protagonist, and great character designs. Hopefully they won’t try to be too ambitious because they suck at it. CH should stick to simple, their games are best when they’re simple and have a cast of amusing female characters. I don’t expect them to deliver any epics, and I don’t want them to.

  • Buretsu

    Looks like a pile of crap. I’ll be sticking with PS3 for years to come at this rate.

  • TerrenceEncore Jones

    I want a song CD and art book.

  • Vash bane

    lol two of those screens are trying to get a upskirt..

    but….21 mil damage….was that 21 mil damage o.O?
    (and thanks to a certain user I cant un-see power rangers -_-)
    also that hammer and musical notes

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