If you want to learn everything you need to know about Forspoken, and we mean the stuff beyond the reaction to that trailer, then we’ve got you covered. We’re going to be going over the Forspoken release date, trailer, gameplay, and cast, so that you leave here today imbued with so much knowledge that you stop and talk to random people on the street to tell them about the game.
That’s a heavy burden to bear, but you know what you’re getting into now, so buckle up.
What is Forspoken?
Forspoken puts you in the shoes of Frey Holland, someone who’s been randomly isekai’d into the world of Athia, and has to come to terms with the fact that this isn’t the world they know, and also that they can do magic now.
If you’re looking forward to this story of might, magic, and sarcasm, then you’re about to learn when you can drop into Athia yourself and get to the fighting. Also, there’s parkour, which is usually good fun too.
Forspoken Release date
While Forspoken was initially meant to be coming out fairly soon, it’s now been delayed until January 24, 2023. This was apparently due to “ongoing discussions with key partners,” and was mostly for polish more than anything else. The reason itself is an odd one, but we imagine it’s due to feedback being that it simply needs more time in the game dev oven, or just to move out of the way of an incredibly stacked end of 2022. Seriously, you’re going to be constantly barraged with huge games for the next few months. Prepare yourself.
There are a few big old trailers around at the moment, so we’ve opted to go for one from the end of August that shows off ten minutes of gameplay. This is the best chance for you to get an accurate idea of what you’ll be doing in the game, along with how it’ll look. It’s hard to judge how things actually feel from watching a trailer, but there’s definitely a focus on style and fluidity here that resembles something you might see in a Devil May Cry game.
If you’re looking for the trailer that was so bad that people couldn’t stop pooping on it, then you’ll simply need to follow this link to the tweet. The general tone of this particular trailer is what got a lot of people talking, along with the Marvel-esque dialogue and sass. It definitely got people talking though, so we’d say it’s actually pretty effective marketing.
From what we’ve seen, gameplay is going to put a huge focus on fluid movements and acrobatics. We’re assuming that means that there will be a lot of dodge timing involved, and then waiting for the opportune moment to unleash some of the incredibly cool spells that Frey has at their disposal.
There will also be a lot of the standard RPG bits and bobs that you’d expect, like upgrading different skills and spells, searching for loot, and crafting too. Probably the most standout part of the game, in terms of being unique at least, is that you’ll be able to paint Frey’s nails with different patterns to make more powerful spells. We’re not sure if there will be different patterns for different spells, but it’s a cool idea.
Because this is an open-world game, there will also be towers to find that’ll help you reveal key points you should be heading to for story purposes or for upgrades. You’ll also be talking to your magical Cuff throughout the game, but hopefully that won’t end up being really annoying or anything.
We’re taking this straight for IMDB, so blame them if this is all wrong. The cast looks to be fairly solid so far, with a few recognisable names mixed in with ones you may not have heard of before.
- Frey Holland – Ella Balninska
- Cuff – Jonathan Cake
- Tanta Sila – Janina Gavankar
- Johedy – Keale Settle
- Auden – Monica Barbaro
- Tanta Prav – Pollyanna McIntosh
- Lisa – Michel C. Bonilla
- Tanta Cinta – Kendal Rae
As we don’t know a huge amount about the story, we’re not sure who most of these characters are, but hey, that’s all part of the mystery, and so ends everything you need to know about Forspoken.
Now it’s time to take your own magical adventure into another world. Head over to our store and grab a great deal on Forspoken today, we promise you’ll never look back.