I received a press release last night for an upcoming game called Omega Quintet, which sadly has nothing to do with Omega Boost or beloved 16-bit Enix sub-developer Quintet but rather is an Idea Factory game that has to do with managing (dating? probably both, knowing the developer) a singing group comprised entirely of teen idol girls. Besides the revelation that Idea Factory now self-publishes in the U.S., the press release also included this image, which made me deeply angry:
I mean, the overall aesthetic is pretty terrible, but look at that. There’s an emoticon in the logo. Worse, I’m absolutely certain the game’s name was selected entirely to justify using the *ω* emoticon rather than as a solemn promise that this will be history’s last moe idol simulator. They’re just messing with us, now. They’ve crossed the Rubicon.
Although I suppose it could be worse. They could have called the game HtoL#NiQ or something incomprehensible like that.