‘Lost Hellden’ – New JRPG Announced from Veteran ‘Final Fantasy’ Devs
A new trailer announces an upcoming JRPG from a team of well-pedigreed designers. Check out the beautiful world of Lost Hellden.
Lost Hellden is a brand new JRPG from a team that has had its fingers in that particular pie for years and years. Boasting developers who have worked on titles like Tactics Ogre, Valkyria Chronicles, and Final Fantasy XII, Lost Hellden promises a new strategic action pact JRPG filled with “a rich story, deep characters, and plenty of character customization.”
Lost Hellden is set to release in 2025 on PC and consoles. While details are still sparse, the new trailer and the accompanying website where you can register to find out more about the game by signing up for their mailing list, reveals a world racked by sin and full of monsters.
Lost Hellden – Official Announcement Trailer
Lost Hellden is a new JRPG from a team of veteran genre developers that features a unique painted art style described as “Deep 2D” and promises a “strategic action battle system” along with a rich story, deep characters, and plenty of character customization. It’s due out in 2025 for PC and consoles.
Lost Hellden is set in the world of Era, where a person is bound to one of the seven deadly sins at birth through a religious ceremony called the Nexus Ritual. This of course leads to temptation all one’s life, but for those who manage to fight against their urges, a place is guaranteed in the sacred world of Hellden.
For those who fail, a fate worse than death, AKA you transform into one of the many monsters that you will have to fight over the course of the game. Naturally, there’s a sinister religion out there that ensures everyone follows the rules and defeats any monsters that happen to appear in the cities. With a name like Unio, and titles like Arkhons, you know you’ll be attacking and dethroning at least one god and/or evil pope,
The whole system is challenged when a woman gives birth to twins, which has never happened before in the world of Era, and one of the twins is bound to all seven sins while the other one gets none at all. I know which one I’d rather be. Naturally, the twin tied to all seven sins escapes the city and you play with the brother who remained unbound from any sins, out on a mission to bring him back.
It has all the trappings of a good epic JRPG story: brothers with a complicated relationship to one another and the ominous religion that proves to be a backdrop for society, a fantasy world where monsters aren’t necessarily what they seem, and a lot of really messed up looking monsters.
2024 is looking to be for JRPGs what 2023 was to cRPGs, so this looks pretty exciting!