Today Square Enix announced the previously teased “Lost Sphear,” a new JRPG in development at Tokyo RPG Factory, the same studio that created I Am Setsuna.
The game is set to launch in early 2018 for PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC. The price will be $49.99 on all platforms.
The game expands upon the features of its predecessor, including enhanced gameplay with a revamped ATB system that lets players readjust placement during fights, seamless environments and a wide variety of locations to explore.
The publisher provided a brief description of the plot in the accompanying press release:
“The adventure of LOST SPHEAR begins in a remote town where a young boy, Kanata, awakens from a devastating dream to find his hometown disappearing. To stop the world from being lost forever, Kanata and his comrades set out to rebuild the world around them with the power of Memory by manifesting thoughts into matter.”
The game will be available digitally on the PlayStation Store, on the Nintendo eShop and on Steam, but Square Enix is also offering a physical release for PS4 and Switch, which will a pre-order bonus in the form of two music tracks composed by Tomoki Miyoshi (‘Town’s Theme #1’ and ‘Town’s Theme #2’ ). These boxed SKUs will be available exclusively on Square Enix’s own online store.
Below you can check out a trailer, and the first batch of screenshots.
Tokyo RPG Factory debuted in 2016 with I am Setsuna, released first on PS4, PS Vita and PC, and then ported to Nintendo Switch as a launch title for Nintendo’s new console. If you want to read more about Lost Sphear’s predecessor, you can read our review.