Ghostlight have today announced that they will be working with FURYU Corporation on the conversion and publication of their highly-regarded Japanese tactical RPG, Lost Dimension, on PC later this year
Developed by Lancarse, creators of a number of highly acclaimed JRPGs, and published by FURYU Corporation in Japan, Atlus in North America and Nippon Ichi in Europe on PlayStation 3 and Vita in 2014-15, this one truly is a corker!
Some of you may already know that the team behind Lost Dimension have an incredibly impressive pedigree. The game’s intriguing storyline was written by Jun Kumagai, the Pillar’s intelligent floor designs were headed up by Takeshi Oga, while the character designs were provided by Yuu Yamashita and Makoto Tsuchibayashi.
Taking place in the near-future with the world in ruin, a terrorist mastermind known only as ‘The End’, threatens to unleash an apocalyptic attack and destroy all humanity. To combat this threat, a Special Forces group comprised of eleven young psychics with incredible superhuman abilities, is tasked with pursuing The End to the summit of a sky-scraping tower which has dramatically appeared on the city skyline from out of nowhere. Can the team find and eliminate The End and avoid the impending Armageddon he has set in motion?
Key game features
• Take on the enemy across tactically created environments in an amazingly strategic turn-based battle system!
• Create bonds with your teammates and use your psychic talent of ‘vision’ to rifle through their minds and find the traitors!
• Every person counts in battle as you place teammates to benefit and shield each other and manage their ‘Defers’ and ‘Berserk’ modes!
• Test your investigation and deduction skills by finding the traitor on each floor of the towering Pillar. Traitors are randomly determined, so no two playthroughs are the same!
In Japan, both the PS3 and PS Vita versions of Lost Dimension received highly-coveted Gold Awards from a very well renowned gaming magazine company. All four reviewers from the publication gave the PlayStation 3 version of Lost Dimension a score of 8, for a total of 32/40, while the PlayStation Vita version received scores of 8, 8, 8 and 9, for a total of 33/40.
Lost Dimension was also hugely well received in the West, receiving some fantastic reviews:
Digitally Downloaded – “Lost Dimension is an incredible title, with a constant sense of escalation and drama.” 4.5 Stars out of 5
PSU.com – “Lost Dimension is a unique title that tries to bring some originality to RPGs, as well as a new form of replayability. The core concept is fantastic and makes the story thought provoking.” 8.5/10
NZGamer – “Gripping character work complements deep combat.” 8.4/10
Brash Games – “In a nutshell, Lost Dimension is one of the most addictive gameplay experiences I’ve played on the Vita in a while.” 8/10
Destructoid – “It’s a genuinely satisfying and memorable tactical RPG that I won’t soon forget.” 8/10
Ghostlight have said that “The PC version will also feature the original high quality localisation from Atlus and we will be using higher resolution artwork than that used in the console version.
In addition to this, our PC port will support multiple screen resolutions, mouse/keyboard and controller support, Steam Achievements and cloud saving.”
Ghostlight also suggested that there may be a digital collector’s edition, but that this will depend on what assets are available to them.