Lancarse’s new PS3 and PS Vita RPG titled Lost Dimension
posted on 04.16.14 at 07:59 AM EDT by (@salromano)
New title out in Japan on August 8.


Furyu and Lancarse’s new PlayStation 3 and PS Vita project is called Lost Dimension, and will launch in Japan on August 8, this week’s Famitsu reveals.

We shared first details on the project yesterday, but our source censored information, such as the game’s title and release date, due to the magazine having not yet released.

Thanks, Re: Zaregoto.

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  • Vayne

    Western developers should follow the same example of the Japan, invest in VITA games.

    • desponent

      They’re not doing both handheld, they’ve long hop on board of mobile train. Frankly I don’t care but it sucks for the fans of those game I guess.

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Honestly, they’d be pissing their money away. I’m surprised any Vita games get released in the West at this point. I’d see it as a lost cause already since I doubt they even sell 50k units for any game on Vita in the West within the first week.

      As sad as it sounds, I’m guessing Persona 4 Golden was Vita’s swan song in the West, despite it being so early in its life cycle. I can’t think of any other Vita games that have sold even a fraction of what that game did. Well, I guess Soul Sacrifice probably did alright, but most of them bomb because the handheld itself isn’t doing well.

      • desponent

        Source please because if what you said is true then I don’t understand why western publisher keep announcing new game for Vita like every other day (not even counting indie).

        • TetsuyaHikari

          Source…? Do you honestly need sources to tell you how poorly the Vita is doing in the West? Are you blind?

          That’s like not knowing that mobile is successful in Japan. Come on, man, lol.

          • desponent

            I’m not talking about HW sales. Do you have to insult every person when you fail to back up what you said?

            • Lara Croft

              He didn’t really insult you, stop taking things out of proportion. Also I think Vita games can be profitable for the company in NA. Sure they won’t make as much as they would in Asia.

            • TetsuyaHikari

              …I’ve been talking about games. Where did you come up with hardware sales? Vita games just do not do well in the West because the Vita isn’t doing well in the West.

              I’m sorry if you think that’s insulting you, but anybody following the market right now would realize that’s how it has been for a while. The same thing happened with the PSP. You want me to back up what I said?

              Go outside and look for yourself.

              • Budgiecat

                How. You implied that he might be blind…..


                • TetsuyaHikari

                  Okay? You’d have to be blind for not being able to realize that Vita is failing in the West right now, just as the PSP did. If the truth is insulting to him, then so be it.

                  It doesn’t change the facts though.

      • CirnoTheStrongest

        And yet every Vita game NISA has announced/brought over has had its LE sold out and done swimmingly well for them. I don’t know how things are on other companies’ ends, but I can say that NISA is finding the Vita mighty profitable.

        • TetsuyaHikari

          Yeah, their whopping HOW many LEs…? There are probably only 5,000 LE units or so, maaaaaaaaybe 20,000. They sell out relatively quickly though.

          That’s like me trying to use DJ Max Technika Tune’s LE as an example of Pentavision Games seeing the Vita as profitable in the West because it released a LE for it… Even though there were only 500 units released. NISA is a terrible example to use anyway.

          They’ve been swimming against the current ever since Disgaea on PS2. They’re not a very profitable company in the West and have always catered to a niche crowd, so the sales you’re talking about for NISA Vita games in the West are hardly worth bragging about, man. I’d be surprised if any of them broke 50k in the first week.

          • CirnoTheStrongest

            A company doesn’t have to break 50k to be doing very well (though they have broken this number before). It all depends on the costs of localization (development if you’re talking about development, and this includes marketing) versus the sales numbers. And I can tell you that NISA is doing great, and has been doing so.

            It’s much like how CH manages to keep things cheaper for them by outsourcing their vita games and taking care of the console titles themselves. As such, CH is pumping out Vita games like crazy. And since they continue to do so, I’m pretty sure it’s been proven to be a great setup for them.

            Now, talking in terms of vita games developed OUTSIDE Japan? Yeah, that’s a market that’s not too hot.

            Though Indie devs are seeming to find it as a great source of income.

            • TetsuyaHikari

              Well, NISA is doing better than they were a long time ago, but I can tell you right now… Their source of income certainly isn’t coming from the Vita. It’s coming from PS3. Take a look at the sales figures for both and you’ll see their PS3 games are selling more.

              The Vita sales are just frosting on the cake. They aren’t exactly helping them too much, but they’re certainly not hurting either. Just because a company (or companies in this case since you’re including CH) is supporting a product doesn’t mean that product is doing well.

              • CirnoTheStrongest

                “Sales figures”…that don’t exist

                Unless you’ve got some insider information, then you really don’t know the sales figures. For Japanese companies we have Mediacreate and stuff (though that doesn’t include digital sales, and those can make quite a difference in some cases), but we have nothing except if a company gives a press release about, or makes a formal statement about sales numbers (VGchartz is a freakin joke and rarely are even near the mark on the sales numbers. Sometimes overly high, other times overly low).

                I can say that NISA’s vita games are doing great for them. I’m not using inference, their employees have said as much (on their official forums), pretty consistently.

                I’m not saying they’re doing “Better” than the console games, as they wouldn’t divulge that sort of information even if it were true (though I doubt it), but they’ve definitely been a profitable venture for NISA.

                • TetsuyaHikari

                  Being able to sell any games on the Vita in the West would be considered a “great” accomplishment, so it’s not surprising NISA says they are doing great. I’m sorry, but if you’re honestly going to sit here and try to defend that the Vita is doing well in the West, all because of NISA, I think we’re done here.

                  • CirnoTheStrongest

                    You just seem rather convinced that the Vita can’t be doing well anywhere no matter how much evidence to the contrary there is.

                    I’m not saying that because of the Vita doing great for NISA, the Vita is doing great in the “west”, I’m just saying that that’s one example where it’s doing great. I only really keep up with NISA in terms of localization companies, so that’s the only company I really know that much about. But other companies could be doing well too.

                    I doubt Sony would be bringing over Delta if the original SS didn’t do at least a “good” job.

                    But that’s just conjecture and inference. I already stated as much that I can’t really say much about companies other than NISA.

                    • TetsuyaHikari

                      Soul Sacrifice is definitely one of the better titles in the West and rightfully so, so it’s not really that surprising that we’re getting Delta. It’s really hard to take a defense seriously when the foundation of said defense only consists of a handful of games. I honestly wonder how many Vita owners in the West can actually name 10 or more games that are worth anything (I don’t mean Indie titles either).

                      Don’t get me wrong, I love my Vita and whatnot, but I’d be lying if I said it was actually doing well in the West.

      • Zackasaur

        Actually, Vita games sell very well due to how “core” Vita owners are.

        Even Conception II Vita pre-orders in the US alone are over 50k.

        • TetsuyaHikari

          One game out of how many exactly…? I could pull a game out of the Wii U’s library and talk about statistics too, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s still doing poorly.

          • Elvick

            That was one example.

            • TetsuyaHikari

              Exactly. ONE example. If you had a successful console/handheld/etc., you’d be able to give a list of successful games, but how many does Vita have in the West? I mean, really… This is a no brainer.

              You can probably count their successful titles on both hands and that’s sad.

              • Elvick

                I don’t think you know how examples work.

                • TetsuyaHikari

                  I don’t think you know how sales figures work.

                  “Oh look! I’ve got a handful of games that have sold well. We must be doing great!”

                  Yeah, no.

                  • Elvick

                    I never said that.

                    But if that makes you feel better…

      • psycho_bandaid
        • TetsuyaHikari


          A big IP sells a lot of copies. Surprise surprise. Now take a look at the majority of the sales for Vita and stop trying to support the handheld with a handful of successful titles that are obvious.

          I can’t even believe I’m having this conversation. How anyone can actually defend the Vita doing well in the West is beyond me. PSP had some good selling games in the West too, but that doesn’t mean it was successful… Not by a long shot.

      • MrFinalgamer

        Why are you so against Sony wanting to, dare I say, support their OWN handheld? I know SOA is incompetent at attempting to market their own products that don’t have ND on the title, but it shouldn’t be discouraged.

        • TetsuyaHikari

          Mmm… It’s not so much that. It’s more like I’d rather them support their own handheld if their handheld was in a better position in the West, so I really just don’t think they would be getting any profit from this if they were to localize it.

          I’m just looking at it from a business perspective here. Would you support something that you knew wasn’t doing very well as it is or would you rather put that money into marketing and advertisement? Honestly, they just made one wrong step in the beginning and that’s all it took… Same with the PSP.

          The Vita is behind the 3DS in Japan as it is, so I’m not sure why people are so surprised when I mention how poorly the Vita is doing in the West, even compared to Japan’s numbers, which are better than ours, but are still a bit behind the 3DS… Much like the West, lol. Granted, at least in Japan it makes a little more sense since mobile gaming is bigger there, so people would rather do that than buy a Vita for games.

          In the West though, we don’t have an excuse like that. It was just poor marketing. You’d think they would have learned their mistakes from the failure of the PSP, but I guess not.

          • MrFinalgamer

            Well, funny thing is, Sony is already doing most of what you said. If games like these are EVER going to be localized, believe me, Sony won’t even bother to look at the request. They barely do support their own stuff. If we’re ever going to see them do ANYTHING with the system is one of 2 things:
            1. It’s a first party title
            2. They can outsource it, and they hope it’ll bring a decent amount back (Borderlands 2)

            In fact, I was genuinely surprised with the announcement of 3rd party production, and that their first project was something for the vita, and that their support will consist mostly on vita stuff. The hole reason I think they’re still supporting it is because of a couple of reasons. Mainly because of it’s big attach rate, easy money there, and the other being because giving up on your own product, only 2 years after it’s out in the wild, doesn’t inspire good faith to the consumer. Same reason Nintendo isn’t abandoning the Wii U, despite it’s even worse sales.

            • TetsuyaHikari

              >and the other being because giving up on your own product, only 2 years after it’s out in the wild, doesn’t inspire good faith to the consumer

              Tell that to the Dreamcast, lol. This isn’t the first time the good old US of A has dropped the ball in the video game industry and it certainly won’t be the last time either.

              • MrFinalgamer

                Then again, SEGA did have one mayor fuck up before the Dreamcast, which made them loose quite a bit of money, and that’s not counting the peripherals for the Genesis. They dropped it since the PS2 was owning the market, and they weren’t getting enough money, and couldn’t afford more fuck ups, so they dropped consoles entirely.

                Sony isn’t in that big of a situation, and loosing confidence in the consumer, is the last thing they need. I would lie if I said I don’t see them dropping the system, but I doubt it’s going to be any time soon.

    • Stealth

      Japanese developers really arent investing in Exclusive Vita games and you expect the West, who has not even invested in portables ever to invest in vita games? not likely.

      Remember Vita charts last place in the West every month. 3DS charts better and even it does not get western support.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      SCE had been doing their best to keep distributing the love of PS Vita to the west

  • pekot

    More more games announced for vita

  • Lara Croft

    The Vita is selling like hotcakes in Japan so this is no surprise. I only wish the Vita had the same success in NA.