Forspoken launches May 24, reveals new gameplay trailer
Forspoken, the action RPG from Luminous Productions at Square Enix, is coming to PS5 and PC via Steam, the Epic Games Store, and Microsoft Store next year on May 24. The announcement was made during tonight’s Game Awards ceremony, where Square Enix showed off a new trailer featuring the game's biggest threats.
Luminous has shown off bits and pieces of its upcoming action title in the past, following protagonist Frey Holland as she goes from the modern New York City to a fantasy land, Athia. It looks a bit like Square’s answer to games like The Witcher with its open-world combat while playing off of magic systems we’ve seen share similarities in with Final Fantasy XV, but we’ve already elaborated on how that makes some of us feel.
You can check out the latest trailer from The Game Awards now, where Forspoken's evil Tantas, powerful sorceresses terrorizing Athia, make their debut. Tanta Prav is the wide-eyed ghoul we get a glimpse of in this newest peak, who's portrayed by The Walking Dead's Pollyanna McIntosh.
We also get a brief look into more of Frey's magical parkour, which the heroine will use against enemies like the Breakzombies and Jabberwock shown off in the trailer. The more you watch those magical bits, the more it really does show its similarities with Final Fantasy XV.
Pre-orders for Forspoken have also opened up, including orders for the game's Digital Deluxe Edition. Premium version bonuses include the Rare Resource Kit on PS5 only, while both console and PC receive a digital mini artbook, soundtrack, and In Tanta We Trust prequel DLC.
If you pre-order the Digital Deluxe Version, Square will also give you the No Limits Cloak, Symbol Combo Necklace, Trigger Happy Nails, and Crafting Starter Kit on PS5. PC players get the Elite Cloak, Spectra Combo Necklace, and Overclock Nails. Forspoken's Standard Edition is also available to pre-order, which includes those same bonuses.
Details on all the various editions of Forspoken can be found below, as well as a new set of screenshots.