Takeyasu Sawaki, the director of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, has announced in the latest edition of Weekly Famitsu his latest game called The Lost Child, which will be a spiritual successor to El Shaddai.
The Lost Child will be a turn-based, command-style RPG and will be released for both the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan sometime during the summer. It will be published by Kadokawa Games. There’s no word on a western release as of yet.
The story of The Lost Child will be connected to El Shaddai and one of the latter’s characters, Lucifel, will also appear in The Lost Child. In the game, the player will face enemies called Astrals, which the player can either defeat or even enslave to become allies.
Here’s a synopsis of the game’s story, via Games Talk:
Magazine writer Hayato Ibuki was chasing the story of the suicide a person who jumped in front of a train in Shinjuku Station. In the middle of his pursuit, he falls onto the platform as if he was pushed by a mysterious black shadow. A mysterious, beautiful woman named Barcia (voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro) saves him by the skin of his teeth, and hands him a suitcase. It was a Pandora’s Box that should not have been be opened. Inside was the “Demon Gun Gangour,” a tool that can capture and enslave demons and fallen angels. Using this ability, Hayato successfully took on his own demon subordinates. Together with a woman named Rua (voiced by Rikako Yamaguchi), who calls herself an angel, Hayato will pursue the mysteries that occur in various places and find the beautiful woman who gave him the suitcase.
A teaser trailer and website for the upcoming game has also been released, the former of which you can check out above.