Tokyo RPG Factory announced their new game, Lost Sphear, earlier today. Along with that announcement was a trailer showing off some of the JRPGs gameplay, but now we've got a series of screenshots which give us even more of an idea of what we'll be in for with the new game.
Lost Sphear takes that age old RPG trope of random memory wiping to a whole new level. As people start to forget things in the world of Lost Sphear, things actually disappear from the game world. Protagonist Kanata wakes from a dream to find that his hometown is literally disappearing in front of his eyes.
And don't think this is just going to be a repeat of I am Setsuna, though there will be many similarities. Lost Sphear features an enhanced gameplay system with a revamped ATB battle system where players can strategize and freely adjust their placement mid-fight, seamless environments, and various locations to explore. So it's a bit more modern than Setsuna, but still feels like a classic JRPG from what we've seen so far. And these latest screenshots are no exception.
The game looks well and truly on it's way, and the variety of maps and locations looks to be pretty diverse, which is nice in comparison to I am Setsuna's early screens that all seemed almost entirely snowbound.
Lost Sphear is currently slated for release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One in early 2018, likely in either February or March given publisher Square Enix's fiscal calendar.