Held last Thursday, Square Enix’s event was full of announcements about its games, but there were also some surprises. Mainly, the presentation of Forspoken, the game which is formerly known as Project Athia, was a striking thing. It will come to PS5 and PC in 2022. Looking at a first brief glimpse of its gameplay, fans of the Japanese company are eager to know more information about this game from Luminous Productions. The director, Takeshi Aramaki talks about new details about Forspoken’s setting and its protagonist.
Forspoken will come to PC and PS5 in 2022
The leader of Luminous Productions reviews some of the keys to this project that, for the moment, is playing quite a bit of mystery. About the setting, Aramaki explains that: “Forspoken is an action RPG where you will take on the role of Frey Holland, an ordinary young woman who must harness her magical abilities to survive in a fantastical and dangerous land called Athia. As Frey, you will embark on a thrilling, other-worldly adventure and face treacherous trials to unravel the mystery behind the unknown land of Athia and awaken something much more from within.”
Frey will be, therefore, the center of attention in Forspoken. “We were looking for someone who could convincingly portray Frey’s dynamic character, and we knew immediately that Ella was the perfect person to play her,” Aramaki says.
“Ella understood the themes and concept of the game and was able to channel this in her performance to bring Frey’s character to life. Not only is Ella talented and well matched to the role of Frey, but she is also extremely passionate about Forspoken as her first video game project,” he adds.
Mobility is one of the key features of Forspoken
One of the details that surely no player has missed from its first real trailer, is that mobility will be one of the key points of Forspoken. The video showed Frey speeding his way through the game’s open environments, negotiating obstacles through the air with ease. “As you’ll see in the new game clip, Frey is able to traverse the world with incredible speed and fluidity,” notes its director. “I can’t wait for players to experience firsthand just how satisfying it feels to move through Athia, scaling cliffs, and leaping across ravines in the future,” the director adds.
Forspoken will be available in 2022 for PC and PS5. It will be an open-world fantasy adventure. The scriptwriter of Star Wars: Rogue One is also working with the narrative team. Its latest trailer was not the only highlight of a Square Enix. The announcement of Life is Strange: True Colors, as well as the announcement of the first expansion of Marvel’s Avengers with Black Panther, were also big.