Square Enix and Tokyo RPG Factory's newest game, Lost Sphear, finally has an official launch date. The JRPG will be available on the PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam on January 23, 2018. Which seems like a ways off to announce a launch date, as that is usually held off until closer to launch. However, it does put the game at a nice two-year interval since Tokyo RPG Factory's first game, I am Setsuna which launched in February of 2016.
The game is available to pre-order now from the PlayStation Store and on Steam. Those who pre-order on the PlayStation Store will receive a "Memoirs of the Moon" dynamic PS4 theme and two music tracks. Those who pre-order on Steam will receive a custom Lost Sphear wallpaper and two music tracks. So if you like useless glamour items, you can hit up the pre-orders for those bonuses. If not, well, there's really no compelling reason to pre-order the game. Unless you are that desperate for a new quirky JRPG game.
Lost Sphear will be available digitally on the PlayStation Store, Nintendo eShop, and Steam. The game will also be available as a physical package exclusively from the Square Enix Online Store for the PlayStation 4 system (http://sqex.to/MxJ) and Nintendo Switch (http://sqex.to/YMC) systems. Which means there is no physical PC release planned, but that makes a decent amount of sense. Fans who pre-order the game from the Square Enix Online Store will receive two music tracks as a gift at launch. Which is actually less of a reason to pre-order the game directly through Square. Which is an odd move for the company. Usually they are all about the pre-order bonuses vanity items. Though I do suppose it makes sense given the limitations of a physical release. Would have expected some kind of in-game customization item to replace the PS4 theme or desktop wallpaper though.
We haven't seen a whole lot of Lost Sphear yet, so all I have to show you is the announcement trailer from a few months back.