Square Enix Launches Forspoken Demo for PC

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Reviewers haven’t been totally kind on Forspoken, but PC players can now test out Luminous Productions’ new fantasy RPG for themselves and see whether it’s worth their money or not. Square Enix has confirmed that a PC demo for Forspoken is now available via Steam, the Epic Games Store, and Microsoft Store. According to the publisher, the demo allows players to test out the game’s combat system against a variety enemies, and it should also serve as a good way for PC gamers to check how their hardware copes against what’s been described as a true next-gen title.

“We’re so excited to celebrate the launch of Forspoken, and to have players finally experience Frey’s story. The development team and everyone involved have worked so hard to bring the vision of Forspoken to life and we cannot wait to see fans reaction. We hope that players relate to Frey as they dive into the mysterious land of Athia and go on this magical journey with her.” said Takeshi Aramaki.

From a Square Enix press release:

Forspoken puts players in the shoes of Frey Holland, an ordinary young woman who has been mysteriously transported to Athia, a fantastical land that is devastated by an unknown force known as the Break. Having somehow survived this strange phenomenon and armed with a magical sentient bracelet called ‘Cuff’, Frey now offers Athia a last beacon of hope and must harness her newfound magical abilities to save Athia and find her way home.

In Forspoken, players can expect captivating performances from an all-star cast, including Ella Balinska (Run Sweetheart Run) as protagonist Frey Holland, Jonathan Cake (Star Wars: The Old Republic) as magical-sentient, Cuff and Pollyanna McIntosh (The Walking Dead series), Janina Gavankar (The Morning Show) and Claudia Black (Uncharted: The Lost Legacy) who take on the roles of the Tantas, evil maddened sorceresses that rule over Athia, as well as appearances from further supporting cast members, including Monica Barbaro (Top Gun Maverick) and Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman).

Forspoken: In Tanta We Trust DLC will be released later this year. Players who pre-ordered the Digital Deluxe Edition will receive early access to this prequel story DLC when it becomes available.

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