A free demo for retro-inspired RPG Lost Sphear is now available on Nintendo Switch (eShop), PlayStation 4 (PS Store), and PC (Steam). Lost Spear is scheduled to release on January 23, 2018 for $49.99. It will be available digitally as well as a special physical release for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

The 1 GB demo provides an early look at Lost Sphear with an hour of gameplay. The demo stars Kanata who wields memories as a power to restore the world. Lost Sphear features the Artifacts system to use memories to obtain bonuses and open up the story. Vulcosuits are ancient armored mech suits that grant bonuses to pilots in combat and abilities to surpass obstacles while exploring.

Lost Sphear was announced earlier this year as the second RPG from retro JRPG developers Tokyo RPG Factory. Tokyo RPG Factory was formed in 2014 specifically to revisit the era of 16-bit RPGs in style and gameplay. Their debut game, I Am Setsuna, released in early 2016 to mixed reviews. Lost Sphear is built along a similar vein (and similar art style), inspired by 90s JRPGs such as Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, and Final Fantasy.

Pre-ordering Lost Sphear will grant two music tracks. Which tracks depends on where you pre-order from. Lost Sphear’s composer is Tomoki Miyoshi, who also did the music for I Am Setsuna. The PlayStation 4 version also grants an exclusive theme, while Steam offers special wallpaper.

Lost Sphear will release on January 23, 2018 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch. It’s been rated E for Everyone.


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