Posted by Ross
Wed, 8th Nov 2017
Hi everyone! :)
Some exciting news for you all. As some of you may already know, we're very excited to be working with our friends at Aksys Games on the PC version of the fantastic Tokyo Xanadu eX+ and, as usual, we will be organising a closed beta for this game.
To join in the Tokyo Xanadu eX+ closed beta, all you need to do is send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, date of birth and the technical specifications of your PC.
Applications will close on 12th November, so please make sure to get your emails to us before then. As with previous closed betas, we will not be picking people on a random or first-come-first-served basis. What a ‘yes’ decision actually comes down to, depends on a number of factors including how representative we feel the range of PC specs we’ve assembled for the beta is.
As we only have a limited number of places available, please feel free to tell us why you think you’d be particularly suited to helping us with the beta testing phase of Tokyo Xanadu eX+. This may include information like details of any previous experience you’ve had in beta testing, or simply declaring your undying love for the genre. In fact, please tell us anything that you feel is relevant which may help us approve your application :)
That’s all for now. I’ll be back soon with more news from Ghostlight, but until then why not visit the Tokyo Xanadu eX+ website http://tokyoxanadu.us/ and follow us on our Twitter and Facebook pages, or our Youtube Channel and our Google + account, where we’ll be posting all the latest news from Ghostlight. You can also follow me on Twitter for a more personal take on all things Ghostlight.
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Posted by Ross
Tue, 31st Oct 2017
Hi everyone. I've got some great news for you, as the awesome tactical JRPG, Lost Dimension, is out now! The game is priced at just $24.99, but if you buy Lost Dimension before November 6th you'll receive a stunning 40% launch discount, reducing the price to just $14.99. So, why not head to the Lost Dimension Steam Store Page to take advantage of this great deal and start playing this brilliant JRPG on PC today? :)
If you're still on the fence then why not look through some of Al's character blogs and discussions of the games mechanics to whet your appetite?
At this point, I'd like to give a massive thank you both to the dev team and our hard-working beta testers for helping us to give this fantastic JRPG the release it deserves.
Developed by Lancarse, creators of a number of highly-acclaimed JRPGs and published by FURYU Corporation in Japan, Atlus in North America and Nippon Ichi in Europe on PlayStation 3 and Vita in 2014-15, this one truly is a corker!
Some of you may already know that the team behind Lost Dimension have an incredibly impressive pedigree. The game's intriguing storyline was written by Jun Kumagai, the Tower level designs were headed up by Takeshi Oga, while the character designs were provided by Yuu Yamashita and Makoto Tsuchibayashi.
In Japan, both the PS3 and PS Vita versions of Lost Dimension received highly-coveted Gold Awards from a very well-renowned gaming magazine company. All four reviewers from the publication gave the PlayStation 3 version of Lost Dimension a score of 8, for a total of 32/40, while the PlayStation Vita version received scores of 8, 8, 8 and 9, for a total of 33/40.
Lost Dimension was also hugely well received in the West, receiving some fantastic reviews:
Digitally Downloaded “Lost Dimension is an incredible title, with a constant sense of escalation and drama.” 4.5 Stars out of 5
PSU.com “Lost Dimension is a unique title that tries to bring some originality to RPGs, as well as a new form of replayability. The core concept is fantastic and makes the story thought provoking.” 8.5/10
NZGamer "Gripping character work complements deep combat." 8.4/10
Destructoid “It's a genuinely satisfying and memorable tactical RPG that I won't soon forget.” 8/10
Taking place in the near-future with the world in ruin, a terrorist mastermind known only as ‘The End’ threatens humanity with nuclear Armageddon. A special task force of eleven young psychics each with incredible superhuman abilities and a mysterious past, are the only ones who can stop him. Together, they must climb The End's formidable Tower one floor at a time and bring him to justice. Their psychic powers will be put to the test against the sinister occupants of each floor as they race against the clock – and the traitors hidden within their ranks – to save the planet!
As team leader, Sho Kasugai, you'll need to master a deep-but-intuitve combat system, build relationships with your squad and use logic to discern the traitor on each floor to progress. Only Sho has the skills necessary to weed out the traitors and defeat The End.
Key game features:
- Deep turn-based tactical RPG combat system. Defer turns, assist your allies and combine your team's incredible psychic powers to gain victory!
- Find the traitors! Use your psychic powers to rifle through your teammates' minds and uncover their secrets. But beware, the list of traitors is different every time you play!
- Unlock and level up a huge variety of skills. Create the ultimate tank or support builds for your characters and swap out eliminated members' Materia to unlock new high-powered Gifts.
- Uncover the truth! Multiple endings to discover. Who is 'The End'? What are his real motives? Only by gaining the trust of all your team members can you find out!
With Lost Dimension, FURYU Corporation have created an incredible JRPG that manages to feel unique, yet strangely reminiscent of some of my favourite Japanese games. :)
The PC version supports multiple screen resolutions, mouse/keyboard and controller support, Steam Achievements and cloud saving. It will also feature the original high quality localisation from Atlus, plus we have implemented higher resolution artwork in a number of areas in-game.
That’s all for now. I’ll be back soon with more news from Ghostlight, but until then why not follow us on our Twitter and Facebook pages, our Youtube Channel and our Google + account, where we’ll be posting all the latest news from Ghostlight You can also follow me on Twitter for a more personal take on all things Ghostlight.
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Posted by Ross
Fri, 27th Oct 2017
Hi everyone. While it seems like it's been a long time coming, we have finally been able to announce a release date for Lost Dimension, which will be released on 30th October, priced at $24.99 with a 40% launch discount.
Earlier this year Al was kind enough to write lots of blog articles talking about Lost Dimension's mechanics, characters and the things he particularly enjoyed about it. Since Al has, at the time of writing, completed Lost Dimension roughly 15 billion times, he's something of an expert :), so these are well worth reading (Don't hit Google now, I'll link to them later in this post. :)
Before I link to all these articles, though, I thought I'd give you a quick reminder of just what Lost Dimension is all about.
Lost Dimension is a strategy role-playing game featuring fast-paced combat, modern weaponry and a colourful collection of moody teenage characters, each with their unique powers (and personal issues!) You'll need to befriend each of your teammates and lead them up a mysterious tower topped by a maniacal terrorist bent on the destruction of the world. You can buy a variety of modern weapons plus unlock and combine various powerful psychic gifts. But the greatest part is this: to reach each floor you must eliminate a traitor in your midst in the Judgment room. Hopefully you'll pick the right one! With the traitors being different every time, your detective work provides a compelling hook to compliment Lost Dimension's punchy, fluid and strategic combat.
And now let us move on to Al's Blogs on Lost Dimension:
First of all, for a general overview of Lost Dimension, check out My 5 favourite things about Lost Dimension and The 5 best things about Lost Dimension.
If you want to get a close look at some of the most innovative, important mechanics in Lost Dimension, I'd suggest checking out Lost Dimension – Battle System Explained and Lost Dimension: The Vision System Explained, which shows you just how you track down those who betray you.
Finally, Al also looked at, without spoilers, the strengths and weaknesses of all the characters you control in Lost Dimension, which can be found in the following series of blogs:
Sho (The protagonist)
Himeno & Toya
Mana & Nagi
Sojiro & Zenji
Marco & Yoko
Agito & George
I hope you'll find all of those as interesting as I did! If you're eagerly waiting for Lost Dimension, be sure to add it to your Steam wishlist, so you can be notified upon release and won't miss out on the brilliant 40% launch discount on both the game and its DLC.
That’s all for now. I’ll be back soon with more news, but until then why not follow us on our Twitter and Facebook pages, our Youtube Channel and our Google + account, where we’ll be posting all the latest news from Ghostlight You can also follow me on Twitter for a more personal take on all things Ghostlight.
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