SquareEnix announces a new JRPG for the Nintendo Switch

The dust has settled to a calm on the release Nintendo’s newest hybrid hardware, the Switch, and following the exciting release of the hardware, the future of the console now lies squarely in the hands of its software. The games make the system, not the other way around!

A couple of big name titles are already on the system, with the likes of the almighty Breathe of the Wild and the Deluxe version of Mario Kart 8 setting the trend, hopefully, for the rest of the year. Other games have been announced to be on their way sooner (Monster Hunter XX) or later (Xenoblade Chronicles 2) and this is all for the best. The Switch needs as much decent, well produced software to be thrown at it as possible if it is to avoid the problems of it’s predecessor: The Wii U.

With that in mind, another announcement from the East looks to continue the trend of great game announcements, Square-Enix has announced they are working on an upcoming JRPG: Lost Sphear.

Expected Early 2018 and also being released on Steam and the Playstation 4, any and all title announcements for the Switch are currently richly welcomed.

Extracts from the Nintendolife.com article offer more information as follows:

estore the World’s Memories Early 2018
LOS ANGELES (May 30, 2017) – Tokyo RPG Factory, the SQUARE ENIX® studio dedicated to creating games that blend Japanese role-playing games with the latest technology for a new generation of gamers, has announced their all-new title, LOST SPHEAR (read as “Lost Sphere”). The title is set to arrive on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Switch™ console, and STEAM® in early 2018 for $49.99.

The adventure of LOST SPHEAR begins in a remote town where a young boy, Kanata, awakens from a devastating dream to find his hometown disappearing. To stop the world from being lost forever, Kanata and his comrades set out to rebuild the world around them with the power of Memory by manifesting thoughts into matter.

Expanding upon the beloved features from their debut title, I Am Setsuna™, 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.

LOST SPHEAR will be available digitally from the PlayStation®Store, Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, and STEAM. A physical package is now available for pre-order exclusively from the SQUARE ENIX Online Store for the PlayStation®4 system and Nintendo Switch. Fans who pre-order the game from the SQUARE ENIX Online Store will receive two music tracks as a gift at launch.

Check out the Official Announcement Trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments section below!