Update: D3 has confirmed that the game is coming to the west on 1st August 2019. It's getting a digital release on the eShop, while PlayStation 4 owners will have to make do with the 'toned down' Labyrinth Life on the PS Store.
Here's some PR:
Both Omega Labyrinth Life and Labyrinth Life feature similar characters, character skills, items, monsters, story plot, dungeon layouts and difficulty settings, but each differ by how they display their sexual content. A list of key differences and comparisons between the two console versions of the game can be found on the game’s website in Japanese here.
The story unfolds at Belles Fleurs Academy, a spacious school with a beautiful floral garden that holds a sacred flower of legend known as “Flora,” which radiates a mysterious power that is rumored to grant an everlasting bloom effect to the rest of the flowers in the garden. Suddenly, the everlasting bloom to the flowers in the garden wither away when maiden Hinata Akatsuki transfers to the Academy. Now, Hinata along with a new cast of stunning maidens from the academy, go off on an adventure, exploring a sacred dungeon in hopes of returning the garden back to its grandeur, and to fulfil their own hopes and dreams at Belles Fleurs Academy.
Both games will bring familiar roguelike JRPG turn-based mechanics like the previous Omega Labyrinth series in which maidens can grow their chest size by accumulating the mysterious Omega Power by defeating enemies in a procedurally generated dungeon with the risk of losing all of the player’s earned stats, items, and gear upon defeat.
Omega Labyrinth Life and Labyrinth Life key features include:
Tactical turn-based combat: Control and execute strategies between the maidens against various enemies in 2D dungeons
Procedurally generated dungeons: Dungeon layouts and enemy placement are always randomised every playthrough, bursting with loot and challenges
Maiden’s dream: Collect Omega Power by defeating enemies to grow maiden’s breasts up to Z-Cup
Breast Burst Mode: Activate to double a maiden’s stats for a short period of time for tight situations against formidable enemies or enemy hordes
Skill★Bloom System: Unlock new skills, stats, and more with nectars found in the dungeon and academy that will reveal unique illustrations from each maiden
Size up System: Squeeze and rub discovered item drops in dungeons between maiden’s breasts to reveal their potential to a maiden’s journey
New Double Breast System: Change between maidens during a dungeon-crawl to utilise various skills and gain a tactical advantage to maneuver around enemies and obstacles
Take a break in Slow Life: Enjoy life outside of fighting and dungeon crawling back at Belles Fleurs Academy by exploring the Garden Academy, chatting with other maidens, and managing the garden’s beautiful upkeep for collecting powerups and more
Original Story: Last year, publisher PQube was forced to cancel plans to release Omega Labyrinth Z on the PS4 and Vita after the Video Standards Council Rating Board refused to classify the title in the UK and other PAL regions due to its sexual depiction of underage girls.
Following the refusal, Sony stepped in and requested the cancellation of the title's localisation efforts, forcing PQube to state:
PQube must respectfully comply with the wishes of the platform holder and have therefore withdrawn any future plans for Omega Labyrinth Z's European and North American release.
It is with sadness that we announce that the game is cancelled on both platforms and all Western regions permanently. We will not comment further on this matter. Thank you for your support.
While that seemed to be the end of the matter – at least for western gamers who wished to play Matrix Software's latest roguelike RPG – we're now hearing that an updated edition will be getting an English language localisation thanks to its Asian release.
Watch the trailer below at your own risk.
Omega Labyrinth Life is coming to the Switch on August 1st in totally uncensored form, and will include English, Japanese and Traditional Chinese language support. It's also coming to the PlayStation 4, but that edition will contain "censorship required for the platform".
So what's the content that got Sony and the Video Standards Council Rating Board all worked up? We'll allow the official PR to do the talking here:
The titular mechanic 'Omega Power' affects the chest size of the characters you control, gradually increasing the size over time. As your character's chest size increases, so will their status, and when your status reaches its maximum potential 'Hatsumune Mode' will be triggered! As you fight and explore your way through dungeons you'll earn points that be used to earn new items.
In order to know the details about items you've obtained, you'll need to have them appraised through the game's unique 'Oppai Appraisal' system, which consists of placing said item between the character's breasts and jiggling them, thus revealing the item's true nature.
If you're brave enough to watch this NSFW expanded trailer, then you'll perhaps come to understand why the title was deemed objectionable; many of the characters are extremely young-looking, yet players are encouraged to rub objects between their inflated breasts.
Still, if that's your cup of tea, you're going to get the chance to see what the fuss is all about – in English.
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