The English Lost Sphear demo has finally arrived on both the European and American eShops today! This is the spiritual sequel to Square Enix’s I Am Setsuna. Both games have been developed by Tokyo RPG Factory.
In Lost Sphear, you will take control of Kanata as he “awakens from a devastating dream to find his hometown disappearing.” You must explore the world using the power of Memory to restore places that have been lost like your hometown. Rebuild and craft the world around you!
Lost Sphear harkens back to the era and design of the timeless classic Chrono Trigger. You will explore a world map that look similar in design to Chrono Trigger’s. There are no random encounters, either. Enemies will be encountered on the map, and you will immediately begin fighting after nearing them. Your characters will move around on the battlefield, and area of effect is a factor that must be accounted for in these games. Some attacks will have a range within which multiple enemies can be hit, so you need to plan accordingly. Also, your fighters can combine their attacks for new, more powerful techniques. Will you play by choosing the characters who have the most powerful combos, or will you stick with your favorite characters?
Interestingly, the Western and Japanese demos take place in different settings, so it is worth downloading the Japanese demo as well to get as much content as possible.
Lost Sphear releases on both the American and European eShops on January 23rd, 2018. It will cost $49.99 on the American eShop and €39.99 on the European eShop.