Publisher Square Enix has announced a new JRPG from Tokyo RPG Factory, called “Lost Sphear” (read as “Lost Sphere”). While the spelling of the game is sure to cause confusion, the title is set to arrive on the PS4, Nintendo Switch, and STEAM in early 2018 for $49.99.
According to Square Enix, the adventure of “Lost Sphear” begins in a remote town where a young boy named 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.
Expanding upon the beloved features from their debut title, I Am Setsuna, “Lost Sphear” features an enhanced gameplay system with a revamped ATB battle system where players can strategize and freely adjust their placement mid-fight, seamless environments, and various locations to explore. Square Enix also released an announcement trailer for “Lost Sphear,” and you can watch it below.
LOST SPHEAR will be available digitally from the PlayStation Store, Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, and STEAM. A physical package is now available for pre-order exclusively from the SQUARE ENIX Online Store for the PlayStation 4 system and Nintendo Switch. Fans who pre-order the game from the SQUARE ENIX Online Store will receive two music tracks as a gift at launch.
JRPG fans will have to wait a little while longer to get an exact release date for the game, which is just going by the “early 2018” release-window at this time. With Nintendo’s runaway success of “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” Square Enix seems to be hoping to cash-in on all of those new Switch consoles in player’s homes. Hopefully we will get a better look at the game at E3 2017 in June, until then, you will just have to settle for the announcement trailer above.