El Shaddai Creator’s New Game “The Lost Child” Heads West on PS4, PS Vita

NIS America has announced a western release for El Shaddai creator Takeyasu Sawaki’s new game, The Lost Child.

The game will launch for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita sometime next year in North America and Europe. Featured above, you can view an announcement trailer for the western release.

A limited edition for the game on PlayStation 4 was also announced, it includes:

  • The Lost Child for PS4™
  • Official Soundtrack
  • Official Hardcover Art Book
  • Collector’s Box

You can find it over on the NIS America Online Store, for $59.99.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via NIS America:

Occult journalist, Hayato Ibuki, encounters a strange girl during his investigations into a series of mysterious suicides in Tokyo. She implores that Hayato must live, before bestowing upon him a mystical device that allows him to capture celestial and arcane creatures. He is now thrust into a world beyond our own, home to horrific monsters and celestial beings. In it, he must delve into dungeons called Layers and solve the mystery of the device. Where his journey leads him could decide the fate of the our world…

Key Features

  • Mythology Unbound – Features 50+ entities from myths and legends to capture, each with three unique forms to progress through!
  • Spread the Wealth of Knowledge – There are more than 250 skills to learn and distribute among your party of captured Astrals.
  • The Infinite Abyss Awaits – Test yourself against massive dungeons with up to 99 floors of deathly dangers!
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  • Vex


  • Mr0303

    This doesn’t look much like El Shaddai. The trailer didn’t really show any gameplay which is rather strange.

  • Ace

    Gotta catch ’em all.

  • why vita?


    PC will be better.

  • sanic

    dungeon crawler? I need more info before deciding.

  • Fandangle

    I’m so fucking sick of NISA. I just picked up etrian mystery dungeon and it’s all over the place. Misspelled words all over the place and the skill descriptions are vague as balls.

  • catazxy

    I don’t know for sure, but if its a first person dungeon crawler or something close, yeah I can see why it could run on the vita, and remember, the vita is not dead in japan…

  • alterku

    Kinda interested in mythical legend Pokemon, and evolutions thereof, but the gameplay will decide a purchase. Also physical release on Vita. I’d like to see more.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Because it’s always funny to make people butthurt about it getting new games they’ll have to portbeg for~.

  • But Vita is dead. All it does is hold back games. Switch is the replacement for it.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    PSV doesn’t hold back games, you are just too dumb to realize that the companies making niche games for it can’t afford (or don’t want to afford) to invest more resources than that. Clueless people without a lick of an idea about what Legend of Heroes is all about wanted Trails of Cold Steel III on PS4 so it wouldn’t be held back but we all seen the pictures and we know it looks barely above a PS3 game~.

    This is no different, do you really think this game would have looked better would it not have been on the PSV? If your answer is yes then you just proved what I said above right: you are just too dumb to realize that these companies can’t or don’t want to invest more resources than the ones needed for a PSV game~.

    But by all means, continue to throw a fit because you don’t understand the market~.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Pretty sure NISA only handled distribution as a publisher (in Europe) but the localization was made by Atlus~.

  • Fandangle

    Yeah, someone else pointed that out to me earlier.

    NISA is honestly really bad (There was spelling errors all in Rodea, Witch and the 100 Knights had that PS3 ruining bug, everything about Neptunia, Stealing Ys from Xseed), and the Etrian MD game is also REALLY bad (Memes in the character dialogue, several misspelled or misused words, the skill descriptions read like a machine translation half the time). I haven’t played many games translated by Atlus so I don’t know if this is the standard, but it doesn’t bode well if it is.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Again, NISA didn’t localize Etrian MD, so whatever memes there were in it are irrelevant to your comment. I’m no NISA defender, I’m still disgusted by the puerile Esty Dee “pun” in the Arland Trilogy of the Atelier series and I’ll point out their mistakes when it happens but:
    1. Etrian MD has nothing to do with them~.
    2. This is a business, so you can’t claim they “stole” anything from anyone. If XSEED didn’t localize Ys VIII it’s only because their offer wasn’t as good as NISA’s~.

    But like I said, my opinion of NISA isn’t very positive; I just blame them for the right things~.

  • Not really child as Unreal Engine 4 is free and doesn’t support Vita. Games look and run beautifully on the engine. I am so happy that the Japaneses are so in love with ue4. Because of that more and more niche games are only on PC, switch, and ps4 while Vita gets left out. That’s why God Eater 3 will not look like ass like the first 2 and it won’t be on vita. You can be a loser and game on the Vita all you want just realize that it will get less games as they all come to superior platforms. HA!

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    I game on a PC, so I’m not really concerned about superior platforms. However, you changed your tune fairly quick; the point I rose is that it’s stupid to think this game would’ve looked any better if it would have skipped the PSV. Yet you deliberately omitted that and went to blabber about Unreal Engine 4, as if anyone would make a dungeon crawler based on it~.

    Like I said, dumb people just say dumb shit~.

  • Fandangle

    Read my comment again.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    I read it the first time and I did it again. Lumping it with Nisa makes no sense. Complaining about it on a Nisa localized game makes no sense~.

  • If you wasn’t retarded and actually read what I wrote you would see that I pointed out that Vita held back God eater 1 and 2. God Eater 3 will not be on Vita so it won’t look shitty like you. Man you Vita cucks are really desperate to feel relevant. HA!

  • By the way why did you leave the echo chamber of

    Siliconera? You will not find Vita slaves here.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    I couldn’t care less about whatever shit you brought up to save face. Your initial point was about El Shaddai, I’m talking about El Shaddai. Saying that the PSV is holding back that game is outright stupid. Just admit that you aren’t smart already, it’s not a crime, chumps like you abound online~.

  • Yeah El Shaddai looks last gen thanks to the shitty Vita. The Vita needs to stop getting games so they won’t look like ass.

  • The faggot can’t read for shit.

  • Fandangle

    Then you lack reading comprehension because I conceded my point. I then stated that NISA is still bad, but this translation is also terrible.

    I don’t know how I can put it more plainly.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Yeah El Shaddai looks last gen thanks to the shitty Vita.


  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    NISA is honestly really bad and the Etrian MD game is also REALLY

    If you cut the bit about Etrian Odyssey the post is fine. Otherwise, whether you concede the point or not, you make it look like you are still lumping the shitty localization with NISA. Again, this is an article about a game published and localized by NISA, complaining about the localization of a game by another company makes no sense~.

  • Why would you guys choose to play on such a shitty weak system like the Vita?

  • Fandangle

    I feel like you’re still missing something here, and trying to debate a topic I have already dropped.