Forspoken Release Date, Trailer, Platforms, and Details

A stylized new fantasy game.
Forspoken Key Art
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Forspoken, a new single-player action-adventure RPG developed by Luminous Productions and published by Square Enix, is scheduled to release on January 24, 2023. 

There are so many amazing titles coming out in 2023; it can make your head spin. Among all the popular sequels and reboots, there are also many original IPs that will make waves in the coming years. One of these games is called Forspoken, which recently wrapped its development.

In Forspoken, players are thrust into the beautiful but mysterious lands of Athia and play as powerful protagonist Frey Holland, a girl from NYC. The third-person gameplay will center around using Frey’s magical abilities and parkour skills to glide around the map and defeat enemies.

Forspoken Release Date and Platforms

Forspoken releases on January 24, 2023, for PC and PlayStation 5. Gamers with a PS5 can play a demo of Forspoken by visiting the official PlayStation page or by adding the demo to their library with their console. 

Forspoken is a PlayStation exclusive, and there are no plans to launch for Xbox consoles, as of writing. 

Forspoken Trailer

The one-minute Forspoken cinematic trailer showcases some of the amazing graphics and fluid animations of Square Enix’s Luminous Engine, a newly emerging competitor of the widely-used Unreal Engine. If the face in the trailer feels familiar, it’s probably because you recognize the star playing Frey, Ella Balinska, star of the Netflix series Resident Evil.

While the cinematic trailer does not show actual in-game gameplay, it does depict some of the enemies and abilities players will see in the game. 

If you’ve just heard about the game, you can rest assured that it’s in good hands. Luminous Productions is a Japanese subsidiary of Square Enix, and many of the employees originally worked on Final Fantasy XV

Whether the game will live up to the hype is yet to be seen, but we’re really looking forward to finding out. 

Gamers can get Forspoken on the PlayStation Store for PS5 or Steam for PC.

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