Forspoken shows off 10-minutes of new gameplay footage highlighting town exploration, world navigation, combat, and upgrade systems
Square Enix and Luminous Productions shared a brand-new look at Forspoken with ten minutes of uninterrupted gameplay footage. After facing a delay to January 24, 2023 in early July and a look at some of the technologies powering the title, this will be the first time Forspoken has given people a deep dive into how the game actually plays in months.
The new gameplay footage gives a look at Cipal, the last remaining safe places for surviving Athians that they can call home. Outside its walls is the Break phenomenon that corrupts everything it touches, including wildlife. Frey can interact with merchants in Cipal to purchase goods and several NPCs will give her quests to undertake as well; there are even some felines to help guide Frey around.
Johedy, an Athian archivist, sends Frey on a quest after she presents them with a piece of odvaha ore. The archivist mentions they can craft something for Frey, but they need specific tools to do so. So, Johedy sends Frey back outside the walls toward a location called Praenost. In the Forspoken gameplay footage provided, it shows Frey traveling the corrupted lands of Praenost and Avoalet.
Lots of world exploration and battle footage is displayed in this new look of Forspoken. A Square Enix blog post details the gameplay systems powering the action RPG. Despite the wide open areas, Frey traverses them swiftly with her parkour skills and magic-enhanced speed to gro across them.
Hostiles engage Frey on sight and it's up to players to mix, manipulate, and cast devastating powerful spells to wreak havoc among them. Frey has a vast array of elemental spells at her disposal with fire razing the land, water enclosing enemies inside a wet sphere, and even a few magical tricks allow Frey to glide across water.
Along the way, Frey will encounter small hideaway, known as Pilgrim's Refuges. They allow Frey to rest, craft healing items, and upgrade gear. Several grappling points in the environment give Forspoken some verticality at certain points, as players have to platform their way across some of the more corrupted landscapes.
Forspoken releases on January 24, 2023 for PlayStation 5 and PC (Steam, Epic, Microsoft Store). Watch the 10-minute gameplay footage down below; it's arguably the best showing Forspoken has received yet.
Today, Square Enix and Luminous Productions dropped a ten-minute gameplay trailer for their highly anticipated action-RPG, Forspoken. The new trailer gives players a deeper look at Forspoken’s magic-enhanced combat and parkour in action, as well as the corrupted enemies and stunningly beautiful, yet cruel, world they will encounter when the game launches on January 24, 2023.
The new gameplay footage provides players with the deepest look yet at some of the areas they will encounter in Athia, including Cipal the last remaining haven where the surviving Athians take refuge from the devastating Break, a powerful force that corrupts everyone and everything it touches. Cipal serves as a key location for Frey as she can collect and trade information and goods in preparation for the corrupted land and beasts that she faces off with in her attempt to save Athia.
The gameplay trailer follows Frey on a quest from Athian archivist Johedy, as she ventures into the wilds of two corrupted areas, Praenost and Avoalet. The two realms featured in the trailer give players a glimpse of the different enemies they will encounter and showcases the versatility of Frey’s magical combat skills. Players can choose to wreak magical havoc on enemies, fighting in a controlled frenzy and unleashing a barrage of quick-fire spells or they can take a more methodical approach wielding powerful and calculated attacks on their adversaries. In Forspoken, no two fights are ever the same.
Players are also given a closer look at Frey’s magic-enhanced parkour skills that enable her to seamlessly and quickly traverse Athia readying for her next big battle or fight. Using the magic-enhanced parkour system, players can explore Athia’s lush landscapes and discover a variety of rewards that will enhance Frey’s journey and skillset, including mana, which players can use to unlock new magical abilities; powerful gear for stat boosts and increases; as well as collectable items for crafting and trading, and more. The new gameplay footage also gives players a glimpse of how Frey’s magic-enhanced parkour can be used in conjunction with her combat skills in battle, enabling her to evade enemy attacks while inflicting damage in a fast and fluid manner.
Square Enix and Luminous Productions also revealed a brand-new character artwork of protagonist, Frey Holland. Outfitted with new magical abilities and sentient Cuff, the new character art showcases Frey as Athia’s empowered hero, ready to take on the trials and tribulations that lie ahead in her journey to save the people of Athia and find her way home.
Designed for PlayStation 5 (PS5), Forspoken will harness the full power of the console and demonstrate Luminous Productions’ philosophy to provide a gaming experience like never before, fusing together the latest technology with creativity. Forspoken will launch simultaneously on PS5 and PC (via Steam, Epic Games Store or Microsoft Store) on January 24, 2023, and is available to pre-order now. The Forspoken: In Tanta We Trust Story DLC will be available Summer 2023.