Forspoken screenshot of a giant ring in the distance

[Update #2]: Forspoken has now arrived with a free demo and an outrageous price tag.

[Update]: In order to avoid a rough launch like Babylon's Fall, Square Enix has now pushed back Forspoken to October 11, 2022.

Developed by the Luminous Productions team, many of which worked on Final Fantasy XV, Forspoken is an upcoming action-adventure with a focus on open-world exploration and magically-enhanced parkour. Besides being used to skate around on ice, these magical abilities will also enable a wide variety of playstyles - everything from running at the enemy while screaming incoherently to more subtle, stealth focused approaches.

On the story side of things, Forspoken will have you take control of Frey Holland, an ordinary person from New York City that has found herself trapped in the bizarre land of Athia. With the world dying due to a mysterious corruption, your arrival and inexplicable magical powers will be seen as both a blessing and a curse. So as you might expect, you'll need to prove yourself to the locals, put a stop to the endlessly spreading corruption, and hopefully also find a road back home somewhere along the way.

What all of this looks like in action, that you can find out through one of the recent trailers. Have a gander, it's a rather interesting one:

While the idea behind Forspoken does seem remarkably fun, there is sadly one big downside I have to mention - the price. Forspoken is going to set you back $80 or €80, which makes it by far the most expensive basic edition of a PC game I've ever seen here in Europe. Ouch!

Whether Forspoken will actually be worth that lofty price tag or not, I suppose we'll see soon enough as it'll be launching onto PC and PlayStation 5 this May 24th. For now, however, you can learn a little bit more about it over at the official website.

Forspoken screenshot of a giant corrupted beast