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Square Enix’s Project Athia has a 2022 release date and a final name: Forspoken

Forspoken is coming to PS5 and PC from Luminous Productions

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Square Enix revealed new details about Project Athia, the PlayStation 5 and Windows PC game coming from its Luminous Productions team that was first revealed in 2020. Actor Ella Balinska (Charlie’s Angels), who plays the game’s lead character, unveiled first footage of the upcoming action-adventure fantasy game and revealed its final title: Forspoken.

Forspoken is “a narrative-driven adventure,” according to Square Enix, starring Frey Holland, who enters the treacherous land of Athia, a region described as “stunningly beautiful, but also cruel and deadly.” Frey will learn magical abilities to survive in Athia on her journey. The game has been designed specifically for PlayStation 5, Square Enix says, “taking advantage of the new console’s power and features to create a game that feels like a true next-gen experience.”

Luminous Productions, the team behind Final Fantasy 15 that was originally founded by Hajime Tabata and is now headed by Takeshi Aramaki, is developing Forspoken. It’s slated for release sometime in 2022.

Check out a new trailer for Forspoken above and 4K screenshots of the game in the gallery below.

Correction: A previous version of this story named Hajime Tabata as the head of Luminous Productions. Takeshi Aramaki is head of that studio. Tabata is now at JP Games.

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