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The Lost Child[a] is a 2017 role-playing videogame developed by Crim for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch. Set in modern-day Tokyo, The Lost Child is a follow-up to 2011's El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron.

The Lost Child
Director(s)Hitoshi "Zin" Hasegawa
Producer(s)Sawaki Takeyasu
  • Kise Oota
  • Moyuru Matsumoto
  • Sawaki Takeyasu
  • Narayuki Takahashi
  • Kentaro Maruta
Composer(s)Takayuki Nakamura
  • JP: August 24, 2017 (PS4, PSV)
  • NA: June 19, 2018
  • EU: June 22, 2018
  • AU: July 6, 2018
Genre(s)Role-playing, dungeon crawler


In May 2013, it was announced that Sawaki Takeyasu, creator, director and lead artist of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, had purchased the rights to the El Shaddai IP from UTV Ignition Games with the intention of expanding it under his newly-formed development studio Crim.[1] In 2017 at a Tokyo Sandbox presentation, Takeyasu teased a "major announcement" relating to the IP to be made within the next two weeks[2], which was officially revealed ten days later in Famitsu as The Lost Child, a role-playing game for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita set in the El Shaddai universe.[3]

It was announced in August 2017 that Sony Interactive Entertainment would be publishing and providing localisation of the game in Chinese territories.[4] In September 2017, it was announced by NIS America that the game would be receiving a Western release,[5] with a Nintendo Switch port also being announced for the West in February 2018.[6]


  1. ^ Japanese: ザ・ロスト・チャイルド Hepburn: Za Rosuto Chairudo?


  1. ^ Romano, Sal (31 May 2013). "Crim acquires El Shaddai IP". Gematsu. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  2. ^ Nelva, Giuseppe (13 May 2017). "El Shaddai Director Shows HD Version; Teases Major Announcement Within Two Weeks". Dualshockers. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  3. ^ Romano, Sal (23 May 2017). "El Shaddai director announces turn-based RPG The Lost Child for PS4, PS Vita". Gematsu. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  4. ^ "繼承『El Shaddai』譜系之神話構想RPG PS4™ / PS Vita專用遊戲『The Lost Child』 決定於2017年8月24日發售中文版!!". Sony Interactive Entertainment. 8 August 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  5. ^ Vitale, Adam (7 September 2017). "The Lost Child officially announced for the West". RPGSite. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  6. ^ McFerran, Damien (21 February 2018). "The Lost Child Is Bringing Cthulhu-Inspired Demons To Switch This Year". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 20 June 2018.