Lost Hellden: Hand-drawn JRPG by Final Fantasy veterans

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“An interesting title in which Hitoshi Sakimoto and Takeshi Oga are involved”

We have had an amazing year for all RPG fans. Between games like Persona 3 Reload, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth and Granblue Fantasy: Relink, which will soon be joined by Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the start of 2024 couldn’t have been more impressive, but there is another one that has just been introduced and has caught our attention, which is about Lost Hellden.

This JRPG is being developed by the Canadian studio Astria Ascending and some industry veterans are involved, such as Hitoshi Sakimoto (Final Fantasy XII y Tactics Ogre) and Takeshi Oga (Gravity Rush), who will be in charge of the soundtrack and the illustrations, respectively.

Among its strong points is the fact that everything we see on the screen is drawn by hand, with dynamic lighting and climatic effects that will leave us with a visual section that will mix 2D and 3D elements. All this with a plot that will take place on the planet Era, where all its inhabitants are linked to one of the Seven Deadly Sins before his first birthday.

This tradition means that throughout their lives they must fight against their impulses. If they succeed, they are guaranteed a place in the Sacred Land of Hellden. On the other hand, those who succumb to sin await a fate that is said to be worse than death, as they will be transformed into very aggressive beasts forever. In the middle of this mess are the Arkhons, whose task is to eliminate these monsters who have not been able to avoid temptation.

That’s where they come into the picture. A couple of protagonists who are twin brothers and that they are prohibited from leaving the city while they are trained as Arkhon’s apprentices. However, one of them, Leht, is linked to one of the Seven Deadly Sins and decides to escape, so his brother Cypher will leave with the mission of searching for him and bringing him back.

This will leave us with a journey of self-discovery and combat that promises to be very strategic and action-packed, with the possibility of customizing a large number of character aspects. Regarding the launch of Lost Hellden is set for 2025 so there is still time until we get to see this title that will arrive on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC.

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