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Posted by Ross

Lost Dimension gets PC release date


Hi everyone. I'm delighted to let you know that Lost Dimension will be released on Steam on the 30th October, priced at $24.99, with a stunning 40% launch discount if you buy Lost Dimension before 6th November. So, make sure you head to the Lost Dimension Steam Store page and add the game to your wishlist to ensure you receive an email from Steam when the game is released.

While I know it will seem a long week until the game is released, you can look through some of Al's character blogs, and discussions of the game's mechanics to help pass the time and whet your appetite.

We're just putting the finishing touches to the release build now, and I'd like to thank the hard work of the dev team and our dedicated group of beta testers, who've once again been a massive help getting the game ready to release.

I myself have really enjoyed my time working on Lost Dimension and I'm really looking forward to sharing the results of our hard work with you all.

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 Pillar’s intelligent floor 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 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 a nuclear apocalypse. To combat this threat, a Special Forces group comprised of eleven young psychics with incredible superhuman abilities, is tasked with pursuing The End to the summit of a sky-scraping tower which has dramatically appeared on the city skyline from out of nowhere.  Can the team find and eliminate The End and avoid the nuclear Armageddon he has set in motion?

Key game features:

·         Take on the enemy across tactically-created environments in an amazingly strategic turn-based battle system!

·         Create bonds with your teammates and use your psychic talent of ‘vision’ to rifle through their minds and find the traitors!

·         Every person counts in battle as you place teammates to benefit and shield each other and manage their ‘Defers’ and ‘Berserk’ modes!

·         Test your investigation and deduction skills by finding the traitor on each floor of the towering Pillar.  Traitors are randomly determined, so no two playthroughs are the same!

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 of Lost Dimension will support 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 will be implementing 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

Omega Quintet will have Japanese audio on Steam!

Hi everyone. I know that recently, lots of you have been asking whether we could include Japanese audio in the Steam version of Omega Quintet.  Well, I'm delighted to say that - after talking to our incredibly helpful partners in Japan, Idea Factory – we will indeed be including the Japanese voice work in our Omega Quintet Steam release!

I'd like to say a big thank you to the team over at Idea Factory for allowing us to use the Japanese audio and also to everyone who contacted us to ask about it. We definitely appreciate how important it is to you and we always want to give you the best release possible, so your feedback is always hugely valued.

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.

© 2017 IDEA FACTORY/COMPILE HEART. All rights reserved. Omega Quintet™ is a trademark of Idea Factory.  Licensed to and published by Ghostlight Ltd

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Posted by Ross

My trip to Japan! 

Hi everyone. I'm now back in the UK after my trip to Japan and as I promised before I left, I will have news for you on the Japanese audio in Omega Quintet very soon indeed.

I had a fantastic time in Japan, both on my own, and after I joined my Inside Japan tour. Inside Japan were very helpful and I'd definitely recommend them if you've never been to Japan before and feel you might need some help. The tour itself was excellent and their staff were very helpful before I went.

Tokyo itself was incredible, I stayed in Askusa which was very pretty.

And I also really enjoyed exploring Akihabara where I ate at the Gundam Cafe, and visiting the Edo Tokyo Museum was another highlight in Tokyo. Although there is just so much going on in Tokyo that even after 6 nights I feel I barely scratched the surface of this amazing city.

Another city I barely scratched the surface of was Kyoto, which was very different to Tokyo, but no less interesting. Kyoto station itself is both unbelievably massive and very modern, but once you got away from it, the old parts of Kyoto were very pretty. In addition to seeing temples and shrines such as the Inari Shrine.

In Kyoto in exchange for agreeing to be filmed by the Japan National Tourist Organisation, the group was entertained by a maiko for an hour. I also found time to visit Uji & Nara which were both fascinating. In addition to all the famous sites, it was a lot of fun seeing the incredibly tame deer in Nara.

Even outside the main cities Japan was a lot of fun. In Sendai I really enjoyed visiting the castle, where I also saw a very impressive statue of Date Masamune.

The pilgrims trail in Kamakura was a very interesting walk and in addition to visiting the giant Buddha I also saw the Zelda shrine.

Hakone had some stunning scenery and while the onsen bath I had there was very relaxing, I think the highlight would be taking a cable car over an active volcano to get to my ryokan (traditional Japanese inn).

My other stop was Morioka, and while it's not exactly a very touristy city, it was very pretty and it was very interesting to visit a Japanese city away from the tourist trail.  Also, I did get to make some reimen noodles while I was there, which was fun.

That's all for now. I hope you didn't mind hearing a little about my trip to Japan. I'd love to go back some time soon. Next week normal service should be resumed with more news from Ghostlight. 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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