SQUARE ENIX® has released a new story trailer for the debut title of Luminous Productions, Forspoken, and has announced its release for spring 2022. The new images reveal more details about the protagonist: Frey is a tough girl, street but aimless, who has come forward despite her tough childhood on the streets of New York .
The new Forspoken story trailer can be viewed here.
This new story trailer also shows us more examples of the magical combat and the agile and dynamic movements that will be fundamental in the gameplay of the title. Throughout his adventure, Frey will learn to master a host of different types of magic that allow him to cast very powerful spells as he travels through the beautiful and cruel world of Athia. In his journey through Athia, Frey will go through very different places where he will bring out his parkour skills with a magical touch. The dynamism of these acrobatic movements, powered by Frey’s mystical abilities, will cause him to fly, glide and propel himself like magic through the vast landscapes of Athia at full speed and with amazing fluidity.
Other Forspoken characters appear in this trailer, such as Frey’s partner, Cepo, a magical bracelet voiced by actor Jonathan Cake (Stargirl), who will guide her through the huge world of Athia. Also appearing for the first time is the thanta Sila, a wicked leader and the strongest and most imposing of all Athia’s thantas or matriarchs, whom Frey faces in shocking action-packed combat. Her performance and voice are provided by actress and musician Janina Gavankar (True Blood), and thanta Sila’s debut serves as a mouthwatering for the mighty foes to expect in Athia. Keala Settle (The Great Showman) and Monica Barbaro (Top Gun: Maverick) also appear as Johedy and Auden, other Athia residents who will help Frey on his adventure.
SQUARE ENIX and Luminous Productions have worked in collaboration with Hollywood screenwriter Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), who provided the original idea, and award-winning screenwriter / director Amy Hennig (Uncharted series), who handled the story development in 2019 (before taking the helm of Skydance New Media). Allison Rymer (Shadowhunters) and Todd Stashwick (Devil Inside) are the main screenwriters who take the reins of storytelling in Forspoken to create an exciting story about how people discover themselves and find their place in the world.
Writing for Forspoken has been a magical experience. Frey is a strong, complex protagonist who is easy to identify with. I really want people to connect with her, ”says Rymer. Stashwick adds: “Like Frey, this has been a long and wonderful adventure for us. I really want people to discover the story we have created. I am proud to be part of this team and to bring a modern and fun twist to the fantasy genre.
SQUARE ENIX and Luminous Productions have also confirmed that the soundtrack is the work of award-winning composers Bear McCreary (God of War (2018) and the television series The Walking Dead) and Garry Schyman (Bioshock series). BAFTA. Together they consolidate the unusual nature of the game by inviting players to step into a world of twisted beauty accompanied by contemporary electronic beats with a fantastic tone.
“We are very excited to work together to compose the soundtrack for Forspoken. As soon as we read the script of the game, we were moved by the dynamic nature of Frey and the contrast between the modern and the fantastic as a central theme in the story, and that is something that we wanted to reflect in the music we have composed for the soundtrack » McCreary and Schyman comment.
Designed for the PlayStation®5 (PS5 ™), Forspoken will take full advantage of the power of the console and allow Luminous Productions to develop its philosophy and provide a never-before-seen gaming experience that combines creativity with the latest technology. The game is being developed simultaneously for the PS5 console and PC (via the STEAM® Store, Microsoft Store, and Epic Games Store), with a release scheduled for spring 2022.