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Forspoken release date, story, gameplay, and more

Here's everything you need to know about Square Enix's magical action RPG, including the Forspoken release date, as well as platforms and more.


Forspoken has been a mysterious title ever since it was announced at the PS5 reveal in June 2020. However, excitement for the game is high with RPG masters Square Enix developing and publishing the title. But, when is the Forspoken release date?

The RPG also has a pretty impressive roster of talent behind it with Hollywood star Ella Balinska playing the game’s protagonist, Frey Holland. The world was also created by a team of writers from across media. Seeing Frey in action casting all manner of spells after stumbling through some kind of interdimensional portal is pretty incredible. Gamers are keen to know the Forspoken release date and they’re also on the hunt for details on the game’s gameplay, story, and features. Read on to find out more about Forspoken ahead of its PS5 and PC release.

Forspoken Release Date

The Forspoken release date is January 24, 2023. The game was set to release in May 2022 previously, but the game was delayed until October 2022, before being delayed again to polish the experience.

Originally, it looked like Forspoken was set to launch in January 2022, thanks to a leak from Sony during CES 2021, which listed the release window in a sizzle reel for the PS5. But, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors, it seems like the game had to be pushed back.

Forspoken Platforms

Forspoken will release on PS5 and PC. The game has been “designed for PS5” according to Square Enix, so don’t expect to see Forspoken hit Xbox Series X|S.

Frey can be seen fighting a large animal.

Forspoken Story

Forspoken’s story takes place in the fictional land of Athia. Frey Holland enters the beautiful, but dangerous world by accident from Earth and uses magical powers granted to her to traverse across Athia and survive.

As mentioned previously, details on the story are pretty light right now, but we are expecting to hear more about the game soon, including at the PlayStation Showcase taking place on September 9.

Forspoken Gameplay

IGN has released a four minute long gameplay demonstration of Forspoken, showcasing traversal, combat, and even the game’s menus. When it comes to traversal, we see Frey has a limited number of dashes and a variety of combat options.

The menu showcases multiple JRPG customisation and progressions system, including Magic skills, Gear with levels and Nails (which provide buffs) to Frey’s power and abilities.

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That covers everything we know about Forspoken, including the Forspoken release date. While you wait for Forspoken on PS5, check out some of the best PS5 games on the system and some upcoming PS5 games that you’ll want to keep your eyes on.