Forspoken Trailer Shows Our First Look At Combat On PS5

A new trailer for Forspoken shown at the September PlayStation showcase introduced us to our fish-out-of-water heroine, and showed our first look at the magical combat.


Forspoken, the Square Enix project formerly known as Project Athia, got a new trailer at today's PlayStation Showcase. The lengthy PS5 trailer showed the hero, Frey, journey from our real world into a magical land.

Naturally, as a hero from another land, Frey has to contend with legions of monsters, and this trailer gave us our first good look at combat in action. We saw a variety of magical abilities like ice dispatched against evil creatures. We also saw a good bit of story content, explaining Frey's mindset as she learns about this new world, and some graceful traversal.

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A post on the PlayStation Blog gives more details on the story and voice cast. Jonathan Cake places Cuff, the sentient bracelet we hear Frey talking to early in the trailer. Janina Gavankar plays the villain Tanta Sila. Keala Settle plays the archivist Johedy, and Monica Barbaro plays the young woman Auden.

The writing and composing staff is no slouch either. Writers include Gary Whitta, Amy Hennit, Allison Rymer, and Todd Stashwick. Bear McCreary of God of War 2018 and The Walking Dead composed the track used in this latest trailer, and Garry Schyman (BioShock) is composing music tracks for the game.

Forspoken is coming Spring 2022. For more, check out the biggest announcements from the PlayStation showcase.

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