Developed by Kadokawa Games and published by NIS America, The Lost Child will be heading to North America and Europe in 2018 for Playstation 4 and the Playstation Vita (digital only).
The story follows Hayato Ibuki, an occult journalist, as he investigates a series of mysterious suicides in Tokyo. During his investigation, he encounters a strange girl who implores that Hayato must live, bestowing upon him a mystical device that allows him to capture celestial and arcane creatures.
He is now thrust into a world beyond anything he has ever known, home to all manner of horrific demons and celestial beings. In it, he must delve into dungeons called ‘Layers’ and solve the mystery of the device. Where his journey leads him is unknown, but it could decide the fate of our world.
Interestingly, The Lost Child seems to be a spiritual successor of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, a game that released to mixed reviews in 2011. Its developer, Ignition Entertainment, has since shuttered, the director and character designer Sawaki Takeyasu now owning the rights to the game.
The Lost Child will take place in the same universe as El Shaddai, and will be a turn-based RPG instead of an action title like its spiritual predecessor. There hasn’t been a preview of the gameplay in the west, but it might be similar to Kadokawa’s other dungeon crawlers.