After a trailer briefly leaked online yesterday, NIS America officially announced today that it will be publishing The Lost Child, a formerly Japanese-only JRPG directed by Takeyasu Sawaki (who is best known for his work on El Shaddai), for North America.
The game will release for both the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita and will aim to release sometime in 2018 in both North America and Europe. The announcement trailer is now live for good and can be viewed below:
A full synopsis from NIS America can be found below:
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 the our world…
- Mythology Unbound — Features 50+ entities from myths and legends to capture, each with 3 unique forms to progress through!
- Spread the Wealth of Knowledge — There are more than 250 skills to learn and distribute among your party of captured Astrals.
- The Infinite Abyss Awaits — Test yourself against massive dungeons with up to 99 floors of deathly dangers!
The game will also have a limited edition available, which will include the official soundtrack, a hardcover art book, and a collector’s box for $59.99.