Update: A Lost Dimension website has just been pushed online, showcasing the art style the game will feature as well as who we can only assume are our S.E.A.L.E.D. team of protagonists.
In case PS Vita RPG fans hadn't heard enough good news recently, today Lost Dimension was announced by Lancarse. Lancarse in a Japanese studio who played a large part in the development of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey and the first two Etrian Odyssey games.That is to say, these guys are experienced developers so long as they're creating this certain type of RPG. Lost Dimension will be released in Japan on August 8 for the PS Vita and PlayStation 3.
According to the Japanese magazine Famitsu the story of Lost Dimension revolves around a special forces team named S.E.A.L.E.D. investigating a mysterious structure known as the Pillar. Those JRPGs love climbing towers. Players will take on the role of character Shou, joined by heroine Youko. Unfortunately there aren't any details regarding maps or cartography. One can only hope.
There is, of course, no information regarding any potential localization of Lost Dimension. Considering the publisher will be Furyu, who doesn't have a western affiliate, localization will depend on the whims of localization publishers like Xseed Games, Atlus, NIS America, or others. Good news is a Furyu game has been brought over before, though Unchained Blades may not have had the reception publisher Xseed would have liked.
Expect more news on Lost Dimension in the months ahead. I've got a feeling this one will be more of a sleeper hit in Japan than one might expect. It launches August 8 on both PS Vita and the PlayStation 4.