Today Kadokawa Games released with a press release a large batch of screenshots of The Lost Child, the new game by Takeyasu Sawaki, who is well known for El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron.
First of all, we get the introduction of a batch of characters.
Samael is a fallen angel who works disguised as a human doctor. He always holds a pocket watch. Ye-Kun is also a fallen angel acting together with Samael. He has a cheerful personally and likes to hit on girls, but he’s also a steady friend. Unfortunately, he seems to be unable to remember the faces of men. Mastema studies under Samael, and is the third of this trio of fallen angels. She fell pout of grace due to her love for Samael himself, that became distorted.
Rion Danda is the owner of the “Witch’s House” Bookstore in Shinjuku, where the player can also buy and sell rare items. He always talks about business. He lacks self-awareness and speaks overly bluntly, but he loves cats.
Gagachi Awashima is the proprietress of the local public baths. She is weak to flattery and tends to forget little details. By using the public baths, the player will be able to receive buffs like increasing experience earned and HP. It’s useful before exploring a Layer. Incidentally, the artwork in the gallery also shows protagonist Hayato Ibuki and his angel companion Rua as they will appear when they enjoy the baths.
Yoshitaka-san is the manager of Pandemo Camera, a store where Hayato can have the artifacts found in the Layers appraised, find out the stats of armor and even improving his weapon. Yoshitaka-san is not exactly a friendly person, but he will help his customers who like his craft.
We also get a look at the second Obelisk, found in Minamikamiyama in Nagano prefecture. Hayato and Parcia hear about the existence of a Layer there from Ye-kun, located in an abandoned military facility from World War II. There they will have to face the firey demon Kutugua.
Lastly, we get a look at the retailer specific bonuses. Amazon Japan will get a item pack named “Light of Blessing.” GEO customers get another titled “Fruit of Wisdom.” SevenNet customers will get the “Heavenly7” pack. Sofmap is the only retailer that gets a physical bonus in the form of a B2 tapestry featuring Rua, drawn by Takeyasu Sawaki.
Of course, like most bonuses of this kind, it’s barely safe for work, and you can see it at the end of the gallery.
The Lost Child will be released in Japan for PS4 and PS Vita on August 24th, and since it’s Kadokawa Games, there is a good chance that it’ll be localized, even if nothing has been announced as of yet.
You can check out the videos below, and if you want to see more, you can enjoy the first trailer, the second trailer, the first screenshots showing the return of Enoch, and another batch. Last, but not least, you can also watch the first gameplay videos.