In a move that has been anticipated for some time now, PQube officially nixed the Western release of Omega Labyrinth Z for PS4 and PS Vita. Known more for their publishing catalog, which includes titles like BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Muv-Luv, and Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, PQube also works to offer up some of the more risque titles from Japan that might not otherwise see Western releases (Gal-Gun 2, Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni). Early this morning PQube officially announced that the Western release of Omega Labyrinth Z was cancelled and that they would offer no other comments regarding the matter at this time. They then proceeded to offer more comments via Twitter.
The initial statement specifically notes that “[they] must respectfully comply with the wishes of the platform holder.” The implication of the carefully worded memo is that while PQube has been working with regulatory bodies, Sony Europe and Sony America have put the kibosh on OLZ appearing on their platform in the West. In the ensuing Twitter conversation that followed the memo, PQube said that the ESRB had given the game a “Mature” rating and that PEGI had scored it 18 (bumped up from the “provisional” score of 16 that accompanied the game’s trailer last November). When asked if there was a chance of the title appearing on PC platforms like Steam sometime in the future, PQube responded with “Never say never?”
Published to their website, you can read the statement verbatim along with all the additional conversation and commentary here on Twitter. If you’d like to read about other games from D3 Publisher, we got you covered on that too.
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