Lost Sphear Release Date, Trailer, and Much More

Everything you need to know about Lost Sphear, including latest news, release date, trailers, and more!

Square Enix’s has announced the development of Lost Sphear, a follow-up to their 2016 cult classic I Am Setsuna.

I Am Setsuna developer Tokyo RPG Factory will be handling the development of Lost Sphear, but Square Enix issued a statement regarding the design direction of Lost Sphear in which they describe the title as an adventure that begins “in a remote town where a young boy, Kanata, awakens from a devastating dream to find his hometown disappearing.” As this is a JRPG, you’ll need to form a party in order to defeat the evil that has plagued this land. 

If this all sounds a bit familiar to you even if you never played I Am Setsuna, that’s because this series emphasizes classic JRPG conventions. Setsuna‘s biggest inspiration was the JRPG classic Chrono Trigger and the Tokyo RPG factory title continued many of the elements that made that JRPG one of the greatest games of all-time. Lost Sphear will likely follow suit.

Here’s everything else we know about the game:

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Lost Sphear Release Date

Lost Sphear is scheduled to release on January 23, 2018 for PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Lost Sphear Trailer

Learn more about the game’s story with this trailer:

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Here’s the first trailer for the game:

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Lost Sphear will continue the good work of I Am Setsuna by carrying over the game’s Chrono Trigger-esque battle system, story structure, and character design. However, it will expand on the good work that I Am Setsuna set forth by incorporating an expanded ATB battle system that will allow characters to swap places mid-battle in order to utilize new attack techniques. 

The official announcement for Lost Sphear also hints at the game’s “seamless environments” but it’s not entirely clear at this time if Tokyo RPG Factor is aiming for more of an open-world system. However, Square Enix has stated that the studio intends to incorporate more diverse locations in order to address one of Setsuna‘s biggest criticisms. 

Lost Sphear Story

According to a new teaser site (translated here by Gematsu), Lost Sphear‘s plot will revolve around the idea that the game’s world is formed by individual memories. If a person loses these memories, it affects the world. However, a boy named Kanata discovers that he has the power to alter the world by recovering and shaping memories. It seems that many of the game’s quests will require you to recover these memories.