Is Forspoken a Sequel?

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If you're curious about Square Enix's upcoming Forspoken, you might be wondering whether or not it's a sequel.

Forspoken, the new RPG from Square Enix and Luminous Productions, is set to release next year on Jan. 24, 2023. A brand new trailer for the game was released during The Game Awards 2022, alongside the first playable demo.

The game will have a PlayStation console exclusivity, which lasts for two years, and will also be available on PC. But those looking to learn a bit more about the game ahead of its January release might be wondering if there's any lore that they'll need to know beforehand.

Is Forspoken a Sequel?

No, Forspoken is a standalone game and a new IP from Square Enix. It follows the story of Frey Holland, a young woman who is transported from New York City to the fantasy world of Athia. Frey finds herself with magical powers, and after being thrust into the problems plaguing Athia, she must find her way home again.

Those looking to get stuck into a brand new story are in luck, and won't need any priot knowldge to enjoy the story. But, for a head start, players can download the free demo on PS5 now.

PlayStation and PC players can pre-order the game ahead of its January release.