Lost Sphear details Jigan Empire and related characters, obtaining Memories, and Artifacts - Gematsu
Lost Sphear details Jigan Empire and related characters, obtaining Memories, and Artifacts
posted on 08.24.17 at 07:00 PM EDT by (@salromano)
A look at the game world's largest country.

Square Enix has released new information and screenshots of Lost Sphear introducing the Jigan Empire, characters Zemlord and Galdra, Galdra’s Vulcosuit, how to obtain Memories, and Artifacts.

Get the details below.

■ World

Jigan Empire

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The world’s largest country, its territory makes up half of the world. While it is a military nation that has assertively adopted a mechanical culture, it is by no means a country in which military affairs are considered top priority, and has a government that aims to enrich the lives of its people.

—The Empire’s Capital City of Watt is divided into three areas.

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—The royal palace’s impressive entrance. The palace is under the strict guard of its garrison.

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—A huge airship at the base of the Imperial army.

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■ Characters

Zemlord

  • Age: 40

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The Imperial prime minister of Jigan, who has the absolute confidence of the Emperor. He is strict on himself as well as others, and is feared by many, but has the overwhelming support of both the people of the Empire and the Imperial army, so it can be even be said that he is the real leader of the Jigan Empire.

He thinks priority should be given to what can be done to enrich the lives of the people of the Empire, and if a crisis approaches the Empire, will take whatever means necessary to protect the Empire without hesitation.

While he considers the existence of Kanata to be hope, Kanata’s existence is also a realization of his own powerlessness.

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Galdra

  • Age: 29
  • Weapon: Katana

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The leader of the Imperial Knights tasked with the protection of the Emperor of the Jigan Empire. A famous knight in the Empire, he inherited his sword skills from his father, which are said to surpass even the top class of the Imperial army. Also, he is a distinguished existence that is said to be both well-learned and endowed with great command ability.

As the right arm of the Imperial prime minister Zemlord, he is investigation the Lost phenomenon occurring all over the world. He was there when Kanata revived the lunar bell town of Eru and asked Kanata too work together with the Empire.

—In addition to powerful attack skills from his katana, Galdra can use support skills for both himself and the party.

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■ Vulcosuits

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A Vulcosuit that has existed within the Empire since long ago, and has been passed down for exclusive use by the leader of the Imperial Knights.

For the leader of the Imperial Knights, it is an admired Vulcosuit, and as it is a commander Vulcosuit, it can access an network of confidential information collected by the Empire. However, its true worth is its capability in battle, as it can fully reproduce the movement of Galdra, a master of the katana.

—Paradigm Drive: Godspeed

Consecutively uses the selected skills by moving at a speed that leaves no openings for the enemy to attack. It is a powerful Paradigm Drive that lets you unleash multiple skills input within a fixed period.

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■ Obtaining Memories

In order to restore what has been Lost, or otherwise rebuild it, Memories, which can be said are the heart of existence, are necessary. By talking to people who know of Lost people and structures, or reading books related to Lost things, you will be able to trace those Memories. And with Kanata’s “power of Memories,” those Memories can be crystallized.

Also, by battling the monsters living in each area, it is possible to acquire the Memories they possess, and on your journey, you may come across Memories crystallized throughout eternity.

Often using the precious Memories obtained by these methods, Kanata and company will revive what has become Lost.

—Obtain a Memory by crystallizing it through conversation with someone who knows of it.

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—Through battle, you can obtain the Memories possessed by monsters.

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The Lost phenomenon corroding this world threatens the everyday lives of the people. Those who have lost loved ones, those who have lost their homes… Kanata will meet many people in despair on his journey. Gather Memories as quickly as possible and turn each person’s despair into hope.

—This boy is in despair about his mother, who has become Lost. By listening to his story about before she became Lost, you will be able to obtain that Memory and restore her from Lost.

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—Even the interiors of dungeons have become Lost. Collect Memories to be able to advance to its depths.

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■ Artifacts

Just like Kanata and company’s hometown, the lunar bell town of Eru, important artifacts that support the lives of the people suddenly became Lost one day. The world map is scattered with traces of these Lost artifacts, and by reviving or possibly rebuilding these artifacts with the power of Memories, the range of the player’s adventure will expand. Additionally, the powers possessed by these artifacts will grant players various benefits for their adventure.

—The Lost phenomenon has developed across a vast range of the world map. Important artifacts vital for communication, such as bridges and lighthouses, have become Lost.

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—In addition to being able to use Kanata’s power of Memory to constructing artifacts and restore an region from Lost, by reviving the huge lighthouse here known as the Clairvoyant Lighthouse, you will gain access to a mini-map.

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Artifacts that Change the Game

There are various types of artifacts, including those that increase the number of items you can obtain, those that have a significant effect on battle, and so on. In other words, the artifacts you create using the Memories you collect will make a difference in Kanata and company’s journey. How will you revive the world, and what sort of benefits will you receive? Those decisions rest solely on the player.

—By constructing the “Demon Eye Lighthouse,” you will be able to see monsters’ HP and ATB gauges in battle.

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—By constructing the “Zone Gate,” your critical rate when using the Instant System will increase in battle.

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It should be noted that even if you have created an artifact already, you can use new memories to rebuild another artifact.

Lost Sphear is due out for PlayStation 4 and Switch on October 12 in Japan, and for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC on January 23 in the Americas and Europe.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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