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Forspoken lands on PlayStation 5 Spring 2022

Square Enix's upcoming action RPG now has an official release window.


Sony took a bit of time to show off their slate of upcoming projects during today's PlayStation Showcase event. Square Enix was a big part of the show and brought along Forspoken, their next-gen third-person action title. Along with a new trailer showing off gameplay, Square Enix also gave the project an official launch window — Spring 2022.

Forspoken will follow protagonist Frey Holland and her journey into the fantastical world full of danger and dragons. Frey is a directionless, gritty yet street smart young woman who has endured despite her rough upbringing in New York City. Her life hasn’t really gotten any easier now that she’s about to turn 21. Things take a turn for the unexpected when she’s magically transported to Athia, a land where fantasies and nightmares are suddenly very real.  

Playing as Frey, you’ll need to harness newly discovered magical abilities to battle the terrifying monsters that inhabit the land. To have a chance of returning home, she’ll also have to contend with the Tantas — destructive and twisted all-powerful matriarchs who have dominion over Athia.

Publisher Square Enix was also eager to announce that composer Bear McReary is being brought onto the Forspoken project to handle music duties. Raio Mitsuno, Creative Director on Forspoken, had this to say about working with McCreary. 

“We’re so excited that Bear has joined the Forspoken team as he can bring the immersive world and all of its twisted beauty to life by fusing contemporary electronic beats with a fantasy tone,” explained Mitsuno. “But why stop at one legendary composer when you can work with two? In addition to Bear, the renowned Garry Schyman (BioShock) is also composing musical tracks for the game. So go ahead and set those expectations high — you’re going to be wowed.”

Forspoken will be hitting PS5 and PC sometime in 2022. Until then, you can catch up on future developments here at Shacknews. You can also check out all the coverage surrounding today's PlayStation Showcase event as well.

Contributing Tech Editor

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