During today’s Square Enix Presents event, the previously announced Project Athia made a surprise appearance toward the end of the stream. Though the trailer itself is brief and does not delve into too much detail, we were at least granted a sneak peek at some gameplay as well as learning the game’s official title: Forspoken.
Forspoken follows the story of Frey Holland (Played by Ella Balinska), an ordinary woman who somehow ends up in the fantasy world of Athia, where she must use her magical abilities to survive the dangerous world.
“As the first video game I’ve worked on, and growing up a huge fan of video games myself, it’s remarkable to see the incredible world and story of Forspoken come together, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy,” said Balinska. “Frey as a character is real, she’s raw, she’s a girl who lost her way—both figuratively and literally—and is a character I immediately connected with, as I feel many people around the world will too when they set off on this adventure.”
Forspoken is set to release in 2022 on PlayStation 5 and PC.