Ella Balinska, the actor who performs as Forspoken’s protagonist, Frey Holland, reveals new gameplay content showcasing Frey’s high-intensity battle with Tanta Sila, an encounter with a very powerful Breakbeast, and an ominous introduction to a never-before-seen character, Tanta Olas.
Additionally, we receive an exciting look at the next-gen immersion experience provided by playing Forspoken on PlayStation 5.
Want to see this new content for yourself? Check out The Forspoken Gameplay Showcase below:
Read on to discover more details on the amazing Forspoken Gameplay Showcase content, but please note this article contains minor spoilers for Forspoken’s story.
Frey’s journey & battle with Tanta Sila
After being mysteriously transported into the mystical land of Athia, Frey has little else on her mind outside of surviving in her corrupted, dangerous new surroundings and returning home to New York City.
However, her motivations to return to her hometown are quickly pushed aside after Frey discovers that Olevia, a little girl she developed a special bond with during her time in Athia, has been murdered in an attack by Tanta Sila, a once benevolent matriarch of Athia turned maddened and cruel.
Frey is heartbroken, enraged, and finds herself driven to avenge Olevia’s death and defeat Tanta Sila once and for all.
To describe this magical showdown as intense would be an understatement – Frey’s conviction and mastery of her new abilities are tested against Sila’s overwhelming strength in a fight reminiscent of a gorgeous fireworks show.
Speaking of glorious battles, Frey encounters a few other beasts in Athia that test her mettle…
Frey’ time in Athia introduces her almost immediately to a phenomenon known as the Break – a devastating blight that corrupts anything and everything it touches.
Perhaps the greatest example of this corrupting force is a handful of extremely powerful Breakbeasts.
These terrifying creatures are found roaming across the different areas of Athia, so Frey can put her combat and magic parkour skills to the test when she comes across one. But beware: these “ultimate” Breakbeasts are no joke.
Utilizing combos of different magic types and parkour moves can be especially helpful during these high-octane fights, so it’s best to try out different strategies if you find yourself becoming bested by the beasts.
Fighting ferocious beasts may have Frey feeling homesick for New York, but even when she suddenly finds herself back in the concrete jungle, things are much more dangerous than they appear…
A trip to New York & Tanta Olas
Frey’s desire for a way to leave Athia and return home to New York City is tragically used against her in a sinister plot crafted by none other than Tanta Olas.
With her mastery of illusion, Olas is able to harness her magic to create an illusory version of New York City in an attempt to trap Frey.
Frey is perplexed when she finds herself in the familiar setting of her hometown, but by the time she’s able to detect that things aren’t quite as them seem, it’s too late.
By cleverly lowering Frey’s guard and sealing her into an illusion of her making, Olas shows she is a force to be reckoned – perhaps not with her strength like Sila, but with her mental prowess.
While an encounter with Olas is much like a bad dream, the Forspoken PS5 demo is a dream come true for fans hungry to finally play as Frey. Download the demo today and leap into the spellbinding action.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this never-before-seen look at some of the things waiting for you in Forspoken, but don’t fret, plenty more surprises await you in Athia. Fully experience Frey’s journey for yourselves on January 24, 2023, when Forspoken launches for PlayStation 5.