One of the standout titles of the early Nintendo Switch library was that of I Am Setsuna, a thoroughly traditional JRPG experience published by Square Enix which called back to that company’s best days when it churned out classic JRPG’s left and right. The talented studio behind it—Tokyo RPG Factory—evidently had more to do with the concept of that game, as it then went on to announce Lost Sphear, a sequel to the game that will carry on its style in a new story and setting. We previously knew it was due out in 2018 at some time, and now the company has confirmed that it’ll be coming earlier in the year than many expected.
Lost Sphear will be launching in Japan on 12th October, and the version for North America and Europe will follow a few months behind on 23rd January. The game will of course be available digitally, while the physical copy will only be sold exclusively through Square Enix’s online store. If you pre-order it on there now, the company will also be throwing in two music tracks.
What do you think? Will you be getting this? How did you like I Am Setsuna? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Day one buy for me as I enjoyed I Am Setsuna just wished it was a little longer story.
I am Setsuna was just ok for me ..... I will get this eventually ...
YESSS!!! I'm very hyped for this, end trailer drew me in. And physical copy??? Did I hear physical??? I'll be pre ordering that first paycheck now Square Enix needs to give some details on Octopath Traveler. That game looks really good but I haven't heard any news it's concerning.
Buying it but the price hike worries me, it's on PSN at full game price, Setsuna was a lil cheaper to reflect it was still an indie title at heart.
Curious why Square seems so gunshy on having a physical release?? 🤔🤔
Hm... any chance to order Lost Sphear from playasia.com or Ebay ?
I Am Setsuna was a great throwback. This will be that and then some considering the added variety of environments and music.
@Anti-Matter It says in the article "physical copy will only be sold exclusively through Square Enix’s online store." Not sure if that applies to the Japanese release as well though.
Also, $49.99 for Physical version, and $39.99 for Digital. Sorry, I don't know the EU prices.
The word "sphear" in the title was making me feel funny every time that I saw it, until I looked it up and discovered it to be an archaic spelling of sphere. I feel better now.
More third party games, the merrier, but please let a physical release happen and not be tied to an exclusive store
What long arms they have!
Just like I am Setsuna it looks like one of the millions of cheaply made chibi/super deformed style RPG's we have on the 3DS, the usual increased price trick for physical, most likely not properly optimized like with I am Setsuna's inexcusable lower framerate compared to other versions, etc.
The mixed reviews of that game also don't make me hopeful about this game's quality...
Nah, not feeling this game at all. Wake me up when Square Enix gets serious about Switch and decides to bring their bigger stuff to Switch and stops treating the console like it's the 3DS...
I AM gonna buy Dragon Quest XI though, as it's the only big/serious release Square Enix is giving us and the game just looks like a lot of good turn-based fun ^_^
Got switch physical version pre-orded on SE's europe store. Am hyped.
I so want this. Setsuna was great and I rly enjoyed it so this will def be a day one buy.
I think I'd be interested in the physical copy.
Great news! I am Setsuna is one of the best games on the system.
Sick of them limiting their releases like this. It the only reason I havnt got I am setsuna yet. I will get around to it aventualy but I have no idea why they have to make it such a pain in the hole.
This game looks really slick.
Got my physical version locked in, to go with my English version of I Am Setsuna.
This looks way better than I Am Setsuna though
I would be nice if they did a duo physical release of this and I am Satsuma.
Im buying even if I feel is too pricey.
I didn't care for I Am Setsuna but I'm probably getting this anyway. The system needs more RPGs.
@Aaron09 oh I thought it was $50 for both. $40 is more likely.
I enjoyed the story and music of I am Setsuna, but the boss battles in the mid-late game were a chore to get through. Don't think I'll pick this up unless it goes on mega sale. Just not worth 40 bucks to me.
Day one for me! I'm an RPG fan, and while I haven't played Setsuna yet, I'm in the middle of playing the Bravely series, and will need more game to scratch that itch once I'm finished!
yes! I am still getting through I am setsuna so theres a good chance I will be finished by the time of this release!!
I'm all up for this! I hope Tokyo RPG Factory continues to support the Switch.
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