The release of Square Enix and Luminous Productions' upcoming JRPG Forspoken is coming close, and quite a lot of video content has been released today for your perusal.
We start with a PC features trailer that showcases all the bells and whistles you'll be able to enjoy in the game if you opt to grab it on Steam, the Microsoft Store, or the Epic Games Store.
This follows the reveal of the PC system requirements earlier today.
Here's a quick and dirty list directly from the press release. :
- Stunning visuals with AMD FidelityFX Support
- Smooth performance options of up to 60 frames per second (With AMD FSR Support)
- Fast loading times (with Samsung SSD support)
- 32:9 ultra-widescreen support* for a more immersive experience and panoramic views
- Full HDR support and customizable resolutions, aspect ratios, and graphic features
- Direct sound compatible device and 7.1 audio (Ambisonics) support
- Freedom to play with either Keyboard & Mouse or Controller input (Dualshock 4 and DualSense Wireless Controllers, DirectInput or Xinput compatible controller)
You can enjoy the trailer below, also showing the pre-order bonuses exclusive to the PC version for Forspoken, the Spectra Combo Necklace, Elite Cloak, and Overclock Nails.
We also get to see a large chunk of gameplay from a live stream aired from Square Enix's headquarters in Tokyo, presented directly by the developers.
Last, but not least, the Japanese arm of Square Enix also released two spiffy TV commercials that are being aired on local channels, providing another look at Frey's adventures.
Forspoken will release on January 24 for PS5 and PC, marking the first game developed by Luminous Production after the studio was assembled from veterans of the Final Fantasy XV development. It was originally supposed to launch in May 2022, but it was delayed to October. A second delay announced in July marked the current release date.
The game was originally announced as "Project Athia" in the summer of 2020, inspired by a tech demo that was originally associated with the Final Fantasy series. It was then renamed to "Forspoken" in 2021. It stars Charlie's Angels and Resident Evil actress Ella Balinska as the protagonist. Other known names among the cast include Janina Gavankar, Pollyanna McIntosh, Keala Settle, and Monica Barbaro, who recently starred as Natasha "Phoenix" Trace in Top Gun: Maverick.