During the Tokyo Game Show 2022, Square Enix streams a new trailer for Forspoken, which features the gameplay, story, and world. For now, it features audio in the Japanese language.
The game is slated to release on January 24, 2023 for the PlayStation 5 and PC (via Steam, Epic Games, and Microsoft Store). It was initially set to launch last May, but the Japanese publisher decided to push it back to October 11 for polishing. The release date was then delayed to January due to current discussions the Square Enix’s key partners.
Forspoken is a game that focuses on Frey Holland. She’s a New Yorker who gets transported to a harsh yet beautiful world named Athia. Armed with a sentient bracelet called “Cuff,” she goes on an adventure through the land’s sprawling landscapes.
As she searches for a way back home with her cynical bracelet companion, Frey fights monstrous beings, battles the antagonistic Tantas, and unearths secrets that spur something greater within.
The protagonist is played by English actress Ella Balinska, who is known for her role as Jane Kano in the 2019 version of Charlie’s Angels and Jade Wesker in the Netflix series, Resident Evil.
Forspoken is a story-driven action/adventure game, according to the Japanese publisher. The game is being developed by Luminous Productions, which is a subsidiary of Square Enix. It was initially announced as Project Athia in 2020.
The game features the following:
- The tale of an unwilling hero. You play as Frey as she looks for her way back home after she gets magically transported to a world filled with breathtaking scenery. While possessing great power, discover the mysteries of the land of Athia and the phenomenon called Break.
- Open-world. Discover the vast worlds of Athia, a captivating environment filled with breathtaking views and bizarre animals brought to life by the latest graphics and technology. Explore the depths of tainted lands where mystifying darkness sullies all it touches.
- Customizable spells. Fight fearsome monsters through magical combat using an arsenal of mighty abilities.
- Intuitive, magic-driven parkour. Leap from frightening heights, ascend walls, vault through canyons, and run through vast lands with Frey’s extraordinary skills that allow her to fluidly travel the open world easily.
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