Today Kadokawa Games sent in a press release with a batch of new screenshots and artwork of its upcoming JRPG The Lost Child.
The Lost Child is the new game by Takeyasu Sawaki, creator of the cult classic for PS3 and Xbox 360 El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. Incidentally, fans of El Shaddai will appreciate what we’re going to see today.
There are three early purchase bonuses for the game in Japan.
The first is the Nephilim: Sally Boy Version. They’re Astrals that will fight for the game’s protagonist Hayato Ibuki, and they come directly from El Shaddai. They’re seven creatures are creatures born from the unions of humans and fallen angels. This angered God, since he forbade the contact between humans and angels.
In order to avoid the furious gaze of God, one of them named Sally Boy searched for his fellows and formed a band named “Nephilim Seven.” To this day they sing fighting against their destiny.
The second bonus is a booklet by by Takeyasu Sawaki himself, named “Mythology Directory” (tentative name). It’s a must-have item for those who want to enjoy a deeper view of the world of The Lost Child, explaining the connection with El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron.
Last, but not least, we get Dark Enoch/Enoch Demon Version. He’s the legendary hero of El Shaddai. After completing his role, he was scattered around the world in 72 fragments.
He was forcefully summoned due to the interference of Lucifel, who was concerned aboutr Hayato’s fate. While he appeared in a dark and warmed form, he still says “it’s all right, it’d no problem.” By fighting alongside Hayato, he will regain his original form and power (he can evolve from his first form to a second intermediate one with no armor, and then to his final, original form). Could this be because Hayato himself might be one of Enoch’s fragments?
You can check out all the screenshots below, and you can also watch the original teaser trailer, a second gameplay trailer, and more screenshots and information explaining how Astrals will work.
Incidentally, if you want to see more from Takeyasu Sawaki, earlier today Kadokawa Games released more of his art for God Wars: Future Past.
Lost Child will release in Japan for PS4 and PS Vita on August 24th. No western launch has been announced quite yet.