By Karli Winata / March 11th, 2015
Lost Dimension is coming to both the Americas and Europe sometime in summer 2015. This Japanese tactical role playing game was originally release in Japan last August. Atlus will be handling publishing duties here in the Americas while NIS America handles the European territories. It will be released for both the PS3 and the PS Vita.
Set in a near future, the world of Lost Dimension is in ruins thanks to an alien force led by an entity calling itself “The End” with nary a sniper rifle and parrot in sight. Only a band of psychically gifted warriors stand a chance against this alien threat. There’s just one tiny problem. There are traitors among your group.
In between battles, you’ll get the opportunity to mingle with your fellow fighters, but it’s not to improve their capabilities in battle or to romance them. It’s to figure out who among them are the traitors. Pick correctly and your future battles will play out unhindered. Choose poorly, and the traitors will sabotage your group. Also don’t think you can do a perfect second playthrough just because you know who were the traitors the first time either. They’re randomized each time.
The term tactical RPG usually conjures up images of a turn based game with a grid where you maneuver characters into position before attacking. That’s mostly correct for Lost Dimension. Instead of a grid, you move the characters like you were moving a character in a third person action game (i.e. Bayonetta or Devil May Cry). Each character can only move so far and have a limited number of actions per turn however. The camera remains on the ground level, never going above the battlefield showing you everything like most tactical RPG.
Lost Dimension is slated for a summer release for the PS3 and PS Vita. The MSRP is $39.99 and $49.99 in Canada. In the meantime, enjoy these screenshots.