Square Enix Announces New JRPG Lost Sphear For PS4, Switch And Steam

From the makers of I Am Setsuna

From the makers of I Am Setsuna

Square Enix and Tokyo RPG Factory have announced they'll bring the retro-styled RPG Lost Sphear to the PC, PS4, and Switch in Early 2018. Setsuna's biggest inspiration was the JRPG classic Chrono Trigger and Setsuna emphasized numerous elements that made that title one of the greatest games of all-time.

You can see more of Lost Sphear on the official website. But Square Enix must still believe there's money to be made repackaging the era of Active-Time Battles and 16-bit spell animations.

Lost Sphear will build upon the battle system of I Am Satsuma and also shares a similar art style.

Details on the new project remain scarce for the moment.

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. The game will still rely on the traditional exploration mechanics. He wakes up and finds that this home town is disappearing.

The title is set to arrive on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch console, and Steam in early 2018 for $49.99. In an effort to restore the world back to normal, Kanata and his buddies set off, trying to rebuild their town with memories.

When Square Enix first announced the existence of Tokyo RPG Factory, a development studio owned by the company that was put together exclusively to focus on new JRPG titles, fans of the genre everywhere had no idea what to expect. Let us know what you think in the comments.

Lost Sphear is in development for PC, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

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