Square Enix had announced earlier this summer that the sophomore title from Tokyo RPG Factory is titled Lost Sphear. Like their first game, I Am Setsuna, Lost Sphear is a retro-inspired JRPG. Today they announced it will be out on PlayStation 4, PC (Steam), and Nintendo Switch on January 23, 2018.

Like I Am Setsuna, Lost Sphear will feature an Active Time Battle system reminiscent of classic 90s JRPG series like Final Fantasy. Battles feature a seamless transition from the 3D, top-down exploration.

The story opens when a young boy, Kanata, awakens to find his hometown disappearing. The entire world is disappearing into nothingness. You and your allies will have to use the power of Memory to restore and reshape the missing pieces of the world. And battle a bunch of monsters along the way.

Lost Sphear is available for pre-order on PS4 and Switch via the Square Enix Store. Pre-ordering gets you two special music tracks composed by Tomoki Miyoshi. The music tracks are exclusive to the Square Enix Store. The PS4 pre-order also rewards the “Memoirs of the Moon” wallpaper theme.

In addition to digital, the game will also be available in limited physical packages for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, exclusively from the Square Enix Online Store. Pre-order bonuses also apply to physical versions.

Tokyo RPG Factory is a new studio within Square Enix that specializes in nostalgic, retro-style JRPGs. Tokyo RPG Factory’s debut game, I Am Setsuna, released last year on PC and PS4, and earlier this year on Nintendo Switch. It was generally well-received, though sold very modestly.

Lost Sphear will arrive on January 23, 2018 for PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. It has not yet been rated by the ESRB.


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