NISA (and Atlus in America) just isn’t letting the PlayStation 3 die, or the PlayStation Vita be forgotten. In a couple of months, it will release a new tactical RPG, Lost Dimension, for both platforms, and to get the hype machine going, it has released a trailer of the opening scene.
Developed by FyRyu, Lost Dimension sits somewhere between a visual novel and a traditional game. We’ve seen a couple of other examples of this particular hybrid genre in recent months, with NISA also localising Tears to Tiara II and Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters, and apparently it plays a little bit like a Valkyria Chronicles.
The description of the game, according to NISA: To subdue the threat The End poses to the entire planet, several countries create a special forces group called SEALED, which is comprised of eleven psychics with superhuman abilities. Each soldier has their own talents and skillsets to use in combat, which can be expanded after gaining enough experience in the field. Bonds of friendship will form amongst the members of SEALED, but be mindful of which allies to keep close, as The End mandates the player must begin eliminating teammates. Make sure to accuse the right teammate of being a traitor though –once the final battle with The End begins any remaining traitors will fight the main character alongside him.
I don’t know about everyone else, but to me that sounds very much like the kind of obtuse and dense JRPG plot that is dense in theme… and as such I’ll probably love it.
The trailer doesn’t show any in-game footage, as it’s the opening sequence, but it nonetheless looks good. The game launches in Summer (which is Winter for those of us in Australia and New Zealand).
– Matt S.
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