Project Athia Gets Official Name: Forspoken, 2022 Release Window Scheduled


Posted on March 18, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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This past June upon learning the definition of next-generation leaps in the video game industry, Square Enix & Luminous Productions revealed Project Athia. Unsure as for the game itself, the developer showcase a true breath in the right direction for a new standard in console gaming. Noted, the game will be a unique, timed release on PlayStation 5 ahead of competing platforms – Xbox really.

But, details did surface outside of the singular announcement that took place at the start of the summer, In that, Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda spared that Project Athia will be treading closer to an open-world experience more so outside of the one instance featured in its reveal.

Another namely instance came from the PlayStation 5 launch trailer in November which issued that Project Athia will remain a exclusive to PlayStation hardware for roughly two years. However, it is unsure as to when the deal begins at the time of reporting with no available release window present. Following, Sony also issued that the game would arrive later in 2022 as per a CES promotional video for the latest console.

However, Sony Interactive Entertainment later retracted the original footage and removed the listing for Project Athia’s 2022 launch window. Regardless, Luminous Productions during Thursday’s Square Enix Presents showcase unveiled the official name for Project Athia: Forspoken. You can watch the new trailer in the video below:

Game Director Takeshi Aramaki elsewhere in a PlayStation Blog post elaborated more on the basis of Forspoken. “Forspoken is an action RPG where you will take on the role of Frey Holland, an ordinary young woman who must harness her magical abilities to survive in a fantastical and dangerous land called Athia. As Frey, you will embark on a thrilling, other-worldly adventure and face treacherous trials to unravel the mystery behind the unknown land of Athia and awaken something much more from within.”

“Frey takes center stage in Forspoken, and we’re delighted to announce that actor, Ella Balinska is performing the character. We were looking for someone who could convincingly portray Frey’s dynamic character, and we knew immediately that Ella was the perfect person to play her. From the beginning, Ella understood the themes and concept of the game and was able to channel this in her performance to bring Frey’s character to life.

“Not only is Ella talented and well matched to the role of Frey, but she is also extremely passionate about Forspoken as her first video game project. “ What are you most excited about Forspoken and the new details presented?

Forspoken arrives to PlayStation 5 and PC sometime in 2022.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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