New York Comic Con, believe it or not, has a huge demand for video games. One of the companies there showing off some rather impressive stuff was Square Enix. Inside that huge company is a smaller group known as Tokyo RPG, the ones that brought us I Am Setsuna, and they were showing off their new IP, Lost Sphear.

Players will follow the story of a boy named Katana, who awakens from a dream only to find that his village has completely vanished. Katana and his friends will travel the world trying to set things right and rebuild the world around him with the power of Memory. While having a chance to play through some of this game I will say that this game was the most stunning that Square Enix brought to NYCC this year. Through storytelling and its visual aspects, this world has come to life in my eyes and I cannot wait for the full release.

It is hard to say it is just a typical RPG because it’s not just turn-based. Players with be working with an ATB battle system as well. It gives players free movement while also trying to strategize their defensive and offensive moves. For example, Locke, who uses a crossbow, you don’t want right out in front, move him to the background for safe keeping, you may need him to heal your up close and personal attacks like Katana or Lumina. Also keeping your characters moving will help them avoid damage or hit several baddies at once. A crossbow attack can shoot through several enemies easy enough, but there is an overwhelming satisfaction to beating up two enemies at once with Lumina (the melee character) who doesn’t have that much reach.

“Lost Sphear takes a lot of the fans’ interests from I Am Setsuna, as well as fixing some of the issues they had,” A representative explained, “All while giving you a brand new story and game.” It is plain to see that the developers learned from their freshman game and have given fans something to look forward to.

Lost Sphear will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation 4 on January 23rd, 2018. What do you think about the game? Tell us in the comments below and stay tuned to Gamer Assault Weekly for more updates.

For more on the Square Enix presentations at NYCC 2017, check out the articles below:

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