During the PlayStation Showcase, Sony offered viewers a closer look at the highly anticipated game from Luminous Productions, Forspoken. Not only does the gameplay footage look fun and exciting, the visuals are absolutely stunning.
Adding to the excitement, we now have fresh details about the game’s story as well.
The Latest Forspoken Trailer Shows Off Gorgeous Visuals and Gameplay
Forspoken is a gorgeous looking game, there’s no doubt about that. Today, we got to see a lot more of it in a brand new trailer shown during the PlayStation Showcase. The trailer offers a look at gameplay, a little bit of backstory, and a Spring 2022 release window.
Complementing the trailer shown today, a PlayStation Blog post that went live after today’s livestream shares additional information about the game’s story and premise.
“Frey is a directionless, gritty yet street smart young woman who has persevered despite her rough upbringing in New York City. And 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.”
The blog post goes on to confirm again that Frey is performed by Ella Balinska, before sharing information about other characters players can look forward to seeing in the game.
Among these characters is the full name of Frey’s “Cuff” companion along with potential villains and allies.
- Jonathan Cake plays Frey’s companion “Cuff.” Cuff is a magical, sentient bracelet of uncertain origin who helps Frey navigate through the sprawling landscapes of Athia.
- Janina Gavankar plays Tanta Sila, the strongest and most formidable Tanta in Athia. While she once protected Athia with her unparalleled prowess in battle, Tanta Sila is now a dictatorial despot who is mad with power.
- Keala Settle plays Johedy, the hard-nosed archivist who provides Frey with guidance during her journey in Athia.
- Monica Barbaro plays Auden, a kind and open-minded young woman who prioritizes the needs of others before her own. She is quick to accept Frey in Athia and sees more in her than Frey does in herself.
Another interesting tidbit shared in the PlayStation Blog notes that the music played in the latest Forspoken trailer comes courtesy of composer Bear McCreary who contributed his talents to games like 2018’s God of War and shows like The Walking Dead.
Not only did Bear do the music for the trailer, the blog post confirms that Bear has joined the Forspoken team along with Garry Schyman (BioShock) to compose music for the game.
Finally, the game’s story was worked on by writers including Garry Whitta, Amy Hennig, Allison Rymer, and Todd Stashwick. With this information, and what was shown in the trailer today, we can’t help but be excited for the game’s release next year.
Again, Forspoken is projected to release sometime in Spring 2022 for PlayStation 5. While we wait to hear more about Forspoken, we’re curious what your thoughts are on the latest trailer and the story details shared on the PS Blog.