I Am Setsuna follow-up Lost Sphear launches early 2018
The follow-up to Japanese role-playing game, I Am Setsuna, developed by Tokyo RPG Factory and published by Square Enix, will be released on January 23, 2018.
Sam Hsieh Associate, Product Manager Square Enix, made the announcement in a blog post announcing the release of the Lost Sphear, which will surely bring back memories in Japan and around the world.
Last month at the E3 in Los Angeles, Tokyo RPG Factory gave fans an early taste of the unique gameplay and beautiful world players will experience. The new artwork and announcements, much like the power of memory, are manifested for Lost Sphear.
Lost Sphear is a turn-based Japanese RPG set in a world threatened by a mysterious phenomenon known as Lost. To combat Lost, the power of Memory awakens within a young man named Kanata, giving hope to the people.
As it is too dangerous for Kanata alone, his friends accompany him from his town of Elgarthe: Lumina with Locke and a mysterious person named Van.
Every epic quest needs a full party of hearty adventurers, and Square Enix are introducing two new playable characters, Sherra and Obaro, who will join Kanata and his friends on their mission to restore the disappearing world.
Sherra is a priestess who uses a traditional bow of similar range to Locke’s crossbow. However, while Locke uses crossbows and tinkers with mechanical crafting, Sherra specialises in heal magic and various bow-related abilities.
Obaro is an elderly man who came back into existence upon the awakening of Kanata’s power. Contrary to the physical strengths of Kanata and his friends, Obaro specialises in unleashing powerful elemental magic, demolishing large enemy mobs.
Square Enix announced that the powerhouse armour players can acquire in the game is known as the Vulcosuit.
The Vulcosuit is mechanized armour gifted to the people from the ancients within the world of Lost Sphear. This armour serves a dual purpose as enhanced in-battle weaponry and tools players can use in certain map environments. Each piece of armour has its own unique capabilities.
Players can pre-order the digital version of Lost Sphear at PlayStation Store and receive a ‘Memoirs of the Moon’ dynamic theme instant reward and two music tracks on launch day: Market Town Marpennig and Town of Elgarthe. The physical edition is available exclusively from the Square Enix online store.
Sam Hsieh Associate said that as a gamer who has played various traditional JRPG’s from Chrono Trigger to I Am Setsuna, he is very hyped to see this latest instalment from the studio, Tokyo RPG Factory.