[TGS 2022] Forspoken: Square Enix’s First Significant 2023 Title [VIDEO]

However, the Japanese publisher has been looking more towards blockchain and play-to-earn strategies lately, not to mention NFTs.


We haven’t seen much from Luminous Productions so far: the last we saw from them was Final Fantasy XV, which went through years of development hell, but that game launched over half a decade ago (and they’re already working on Act XVI), and the team has its proprietary technology, and the Luminous Engine will be used in Forspoken after Final Fantasy 15, which the Japanese studio has of course taken to the Tokyo Game Show to showcase its postponed game from this year.

According to the game’s overview, “Mysteriously transported from New York City, Frey Holland finds herself trapped in the breathtaking land of Athia. A magical, sentient bracelet is inexplicably wrapped around her arm, and Frey discovers the ability to cast powerful spells and use magic to traverse the sprawling landscapes of Athia. Frey nicknames her new golden companion “Cuff” and sets off to find a way home. Frey soon learns this beautiful land once flourished under the reign of benevolent matriarchs, called Tantas, until a devastating blight relentlessly corrupted everything it touched. The Break transformed animals into beasts, men into monsters, and rich landscapes into four dangerous realms. At the centre of their shattered domains, the Tantas now rule as maddened and evil sorceresses.

Unaffected by the Break and desperate for answers, Frey reluctantly agrees to help the last remaining citizens of Athia, who see her as their only hope. Frey’s journey through this strange and treacherous land will take her deep into the heart of corruption, where she must battle monstrous creatures, confront the powerful Tantas, and uncover secrets that awaken something much more from within.

Lead Frey on an unforgettable journey in her search for a way home after being mysteriously transported to a breathtaking, fantastical land. Unravel the mysteries of Athia as Frey travels through the calamitous Break and discovers how to wield immense power. Explore the sprawling realms of Athia, a striking land of remarkable vistas and otherworldly creatures brought to life through stunning graphics and cutting-edge technology. Venture deep into corrupted territories where a mysterious darkness defiles everything it touches. Take on twisted monsters in magical combat with a wide range of powerful abilities catering to various playstyles – from fast-paced and exhilarating to strategic and systematic. Scale walls, vault across canyons, leap from dizzying heights and dash through vast landscapes. Frey’s unique abilities allow her to traverse the open world easily and fluidly.”

Forspoken will be released on PlayStation 5 and PC on January 24 after several delays (there was talk of an October release…) on PlayStation 5 and PC (Steam, Epic Games Store, Microsoft Store).

Source: Gematsu

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