NIS America has announced that it will bring The Lost Child, the RPG from El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron creator Sawaki Takeyasu that just launched in Japan last month, to North America and Europe.
While the 19 people who played and loved El Shaddai will no doubt be thrilled to get another Takekasu-directed game, it’s worth noting that The Lost Child is a very different beast. El Shaddai was a 3D action game based on Biblical apocrypha. The Lost Child is a dungeon-crawling RPG with mostly static 2D graphics set in modern day Tokyo, and a system for catching familiars that pretty much sounds like Pokémon, only with angels and demons standing in for the Pikachus and such. Oh, and also there’s some woman in a silly hat in desperate need of a bra fitting.
The game follows the story of a journalist, Hayato Ibuki, who’s investigating a string of suicides when he’s given a device that allows him to capture celestial beings. There will be over 100 of these “astrals” to catch, each of which can progress through three forms and learn from a set of 250 possible moves. You’ll use them to work your way through the game’s dungeons, called Layers, which can have up to 99 levels.
If that all sounds like your bag, you can check out the announcement trailer for the game below.
The Lost Child will arrive in this part of the world for PlayStation 4 and Vita sometime in 2018.