Japanese game studio Lancrese, known for helping out on the development of the first Etrian Odyssey and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey will be working with Gravity Rush artist and the writer of the Persona 3 movies for the recently announced Lost Dimension. Famitsu shares more on the upcoming RPG.
Lost Dimension takes place in the near future, where the world is in ruins. You’ll be playing as a member of a secret service group called S.E.A.L.E.D., and will be taking on the task of investigating a giant pillar that appeared out of nowhere.
The above is a mysterious man, known as “The End,” an international terrorist who appears in the pillar. He goes around causing massacres and destruction wherever he goes, while waiting for the end of the world. He’s the reason the United Nations put together a competent group of S.E.A.L.E.D. in order to arrest him.
Sho Kasugai is the 18 year-old protagonist of Lost Dimension, with a special ability called “Vision” that allows him to foresee events before they happen. After using this ability to save people from a mass destruction, he was chosen to be a member of S.E.A.L.E.D.
Yoko Tachibana is a 17 year-old high school girl who works hard for her dreams of becoming a singer. She has the gift of telepathy, but she actually hates it, and only uses it when it’s needed.
Additionally, this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine has the following slogan for the game:
11 psychics with MATERIA venture into a mysterious power to stop “THE END”: an agent of the apocalypse.
The magazine also gives us a closer look at the pillar, that seems to be located in the middle of New York City, which seems to have been long deserted.
It also seems like The End has more on his agenda than ending the world, as he considers the fight against S.E.A.L.E.D. to be nothing more than a game. He seems to have already decided on the death of a certain member of S.E.A.L.E.D., and he also mentions that there’s a traitor among them.
There’s also a member of the group who was originally sentenced to an execution, so there might be some uneasy feelings going on with the group, especially after learning about the traitor.
Lost Dimension is currently in development for PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3.