NIS America has released a new English trailer for its upcoming Japanese role-playing title, The Lost Child. Set in modern-day Tokyo, The Lost Child was announced for a Western release on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in September of last year.
The publisher has also revealed a Limited Edition of the game on PS4 which, in addition to the game itself, includes the soundtrack on CD, a hardcover art book, and collector’s box. This edition is currently available for pre-order on both the publisher’s North American and European online stores for $59.99 and £59.99 respectively. The Vita edition will only be available in digital form.
What exactly is the game about, we hear you ask? Well, here’s NIS America’s blurb to whet your appetite:
“Occult journalist Hayato Ibuki encounters a strange girl during his investigations into a series of mysterious suicides in Tokyo. She implores that Hayato must live, before bestowing upon him a mystical device that allows him to capture celestial and arcane creatures. He is now thrust into a world beyond our own, home to horrific monsters and celestial beings. In it, he must delve into dungeons called Layers and solve the mystery of the device. Where his journey leads him could decide the fate of our world...”
So, what do you make of the trailer? Does that sound like something worth investigating? Let us know in the comment section below.
Well it looks unique and the game is clearly inspired not only by modern religion, but also Greek and Norse mythology so I am very interested in the game's take and comparison between mythology and modern religion. I will likely get the game if it ends up being PSTV compatible.
Hey, and I thought Shin Megami Tensei V hadn’t been revealed yet! 😂
Well, joking aside, it looks/sounds interesting! To be honest though I’d like to see some gameplay, as for now it sounds exactly like an SMT rip-off.
So here’s hoping that gameplay is its own thing and differentiates itself from what seems to be its inspiration.
@ReanSchwarzer7 Well if this is up your alley you should try playing SMT (I’d recommend IV, if you have a 3DS), as it’s an amazing series and this looks like it’s heavily influenced by that series!
Does sound interesting and it's made by the El Shaddai bloke so could be good.
@clvr I haven't yet played 4 or Apocalypse (both are downloaded on my 3DS) but Shin Megami Tensei 3 is so deliriously good. Hoping for a PS2 classics release on the PS4!
I never thought it possible, but there really are too many games coming out to keep up with....1st world problems I guess 😁
@mookysam whoa mate, you’re in for a treat! 😁
I’ve actually only played IV and Apocalypse (mainline; I’ve also played various spin-off, but no Persona sadly) so I can’t comment on Nocturne, but I’d certainly like to try it!
I consider myself lucky for starting out the series with IV, as I think it’s perfect for newcomers who don’t know anything about the series. Ok, the beginning is brutal (Apocalypse is waaaaay more accessible), but that is part of the charm. The difficulty, how it’s handled (remember not to skip Charon the first times you die), and the early revelation make it really something else. I think I’ve never played a game with such a strong personality.
Of course some of this will go lost on you since you already know the series, but believe me, both games are phenomenal!
Cool. So what's the gameplay like?
This. Sliding anime portraits only goes so far in piquing interest.
Sounds like budget Persona.
Haven't watched the trailer yet, but it sounds very Persona/Digimon- esque
Heard about this game last year and have been intrigued ever since. Hope it turns out good.
>$59.99 and £59.99
Companies REALLY have to stop doing this BS. $59.99 is £43. They're arbitrarily overcharging by almost 50%.
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