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Forspoken release date, gameplay, story and launch trailer

Forspoken, the action RPG from Luminous Productions, the co-developers of Final Fantasy 15, is out now. 

Available for PS5 and PC, Forspoken follows the tale of Frey, a young woman from New York who is transported to the beautiful (but cruel) fantasy world of Athia. She must then use her magical abilities to try to get home, all the while battling fearsome enemies who are out to get her. 

Want to know more? Read on for everything you need to know about Forspoken, including what you can expect from the gameplay and story. 

Forspoken: cut to the chase 

  • What is it? An action RPG set in a fantasy universe
  • When did it come out? January 24, 2023
  • What can I play it on? PS5 and PC
  • Score? At the time of writing, Forspoken has a Metascore of 64

Forspoken trailers

Launch trailer

Ahead of Forspoken's release for PS5 and PC on January 24, 2023, a launch trailer for the game was released on January 19, 2023, which showcased what players can expect from Luminous Productions' fantasy RPG.

More trailers

We've included some key Forspoken trailers throughout this article but you can find all the trailers that have been released to date on publisher Square Enix's official YouTube channel.

Forspoken story and setting

In Forspoken, players step into the shoes of Frey, a young New Yorker desperate to escape the city. Her wish is granted when she finds a mysterious bracelet that transports her to the beautiful fantasy world of Athia. But while Athia was once a peaceful place, it now teeters on the brink of destruction, ruled by figures known as the Tantas who were beloved but have become oppressors.

Guiding Frey through her journey is Cuff, the sentient bracelet that transported her to Athia in the first place. With Cuff's help, Frey will need to hone her newfound magical abilities to traverse sprawling landscapes and battle monstrous creatures if she ever wants to get home again.

Forspoken gameplay

Upon landing in Athia, Frey finds she has magical abilities which are critical to combat and traversal. 

Frey has access to a variety of spells that she can use in the game's real-time combat. Each time you complete a combat encounter, experience points will be rewarded that can then be used to learn new spells. Frey's cloak and necklace can also be upgraded, using resources found in the world, to improve her combat stats, while different nail polishes can be applied to give her special abilities.

Magic parkour is a big part of Forspoken and allows Frey to travel through the open world of Athia with fluidity, letting her quickly cover huge distances in a short amount of time. 

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