A digital release, with limited physical availability as well.
The new JRPG by Tokyo Factory, Lost Sphear, will launch in the west on January 23, Tokyo Factory confirmed in a post on the PlayStation Blog. The game is going to be the next venture by the studio after last year’s flawed I Am Setsuna, which sought to recreate the glory days of 16-but turn based JRPGs. The new game seems to be learning from that game’s failings, while also building upon its strengths.
The game’s premise has you battling the Lost, a phenomenon which threatens the world- when the Lost descends somewhere, it becomes enshrouded in the mist, and then vanishes. The setup is great, although the cast of characters that’s been revealed so far seems to be a bit… tropey. We’ll see how it goes.
Lost Sphear will launch on January 23 for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC. The game will mostly be available digitally, though physical copies will be made available in limited quantities on Square Enix’s own store, and at some retailers.