"The Lost takes the survival-horror genre to all new levels in terms of a sophisticated storyline and intense game play," said Craig Owens, Senior Group Marketing Manager at Crave Entertainment. "The game provides the chills of a classic survival horror game, but also incorporates a multi-character RPG skill system that goes deeper than any other before it."
According to Ken Levine, General Manager of Irrational Games, "the survival horror fan and the RPG player have much to look forward to in The Lost, where they can control four different characters, each with vastly different skill sets and at any time grow those characters and personalize game play."
The Lost is the story of Amanda Wright, a woman whose daughter dies in a mysterious accident. Distraught with grief, Amanda makes a deal with the devil to go to Hell to retrieve her daughter. Players can choose to adopt the role of Amanda or one of three characters that she enlists on her journey to explore frightening, modern day adaptations of Dante's nine circles of Hell, each representing a specific sin such as violence, ignorance, and betrayal.
The deep, compelling storyline and complex character development challenges players to consider every move, response and the best use of available resources. With as many as 50 weapons, 24 for skill sets, and four player characters to choose from, players will be able to customize their game play with strategy, the likes of which has never been seen in the survival-horror genre.
Chilling sound effects, demented environments and tortured demons all contribute to a terrifying adventure that gamers will be scared to pursue, but unable to stop playing. The anticipated release date of The Lost for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox is fourth quarter 2002.
Players will have the ability to grow those characters' power as they see fit and equip them with over a hundred unique weapons and magic items. A dark modern day re-telling of Dante's Inferno, The Lost will challenge both the player's gaming skills...and their courage.
Storytelling at it's digital best, with all the interactivity and action you expect from our award-winning team, The Lost provides a gaming experience previously unimagined. We've wanted it, you've wanted it, and we are now bringing it to you!