Square Enix Presents: Forspoken (Project Athia) Releasing in 2022

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We finally know the official title of what was called Project Athia. It’s Forspoken confirmed during the Square Enix Presents digital-showcase event. This is the debut title of Luminous Productions and is set to be released in 2022.

The game puts players in the role of Frey Holland. To survive the dangerous land called Athia, she needs to gain control of her magical abilities. You can view the announcement trailer below:

It was back in December 2020 when it was first announced, which hinted at the game's initial exclusivity for PlayStation. By January 2021, it was then revealed that the game would also be available on PC.

Taking the Lead Role

Besides the official title reveal, it was also announced that Frey would be performed by none other than Ella Balinska. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because she was part of the new Charlie’s Angels, released in 2019 which also stars Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott. Ellen caught the eye of fans especially when it was revealed that she was responsible for more than the stunt work in the film. She also appeared in Run Sweetheart Run, a horror film that made its premiere during the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020.

Ellen had her training at the Guildford School of Acting in London and graduated with honors. In addition to acting, she also competed in track and field and managed to reach the national level.

In a press statement, Ellen revealed that she is a fan of video games and is excited to work on her first video game. She added that she was able to immediately connect with the Frey character and hopes that players around the world can feel the same.

Luminous Productions is a unit of Square Enix and was composed of people who originally worked for Final Fantasy 15. Square Enix, meanwhile, mainly publishes games like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Tomb Raider, and Space Invaders. The company recently had a digital event, Square Enix Presents, where it released some updates on some of the games in its portfolio. Learn more about the game here.

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