'Project Athia' is now Forspoken, and will be with us next year


'Square-Enix Presents' didn't exactly bring the house down this week, and there was palpable disappointment at the lack of a major Tomb Raider announcement to coincide with the 25th anniversary, but as is so often the case, they saved the best 'til last.

'Project Athia' got pulses racing when it was teased last year and has now been christened Forspoken, and we got to see a little more gameplay this time around.

According to a post on the PlayStation blog, you'll be playing as Frey Holland, "an ordinary young woman who must harness her magical abilities to survive in a fantastical and dangerous land." Having seen how she moves across these terrains and handles some of the stuff she comes up against, Frey is clearly very, very far from ordinary.

A screenshot from Forspoken, where we are about to be attacked by an enormous, undead bear.
Someone's been watching Annihilation.

You can see the full Spring 2021 showcase here.