While January’s been a fairly quiet month for games, Forspoken has just hit physical (and digital) shelves, finally giving us all something new to play.
Forspoken is an isekai that’s been delayed twice now for some final polishing, so expectations have been high for this game. Forspoken has been the subject of major hype since it’s an epic open world RPG with a Doctor Strange-like protagonist named Frey.
Reviews of the game started popping up this morning and so far, the consensus seems to be pretty mixed. Or, as Kotaku Australia editor David likes to put it, “aggressively fine“. We’ll have our full review up sometime next week in case you’d like to check back then.
From what we’ve seen so far, Forspoken is about a young woman from New York City, who falls through a mysterious portal, leaving behind her old life (and her cat!?) to find herself in a stunning fantasy land called Athia. She’s disturbed when she realises that the winding, golden bracelet attached to her forearm is a sentient (and very chatty) being called Cuff, who allows her to cast all manners of spells. As Frey searches for a way home, we just pray that someone thinks about feeding her poor cat.
Forspoken has grabbed eyeballs thanks to its fast, acrobatic combat featuring Frey’s magically-enhanced parkour skills. This third-person game is heavy with spell-casting from what we’ve seen in the trailers.
Where to find the cheapest copy of Forspoken in Australia
You’ll find the cheapest PlayStation 5 copy of Forspoken at Amazon Australia for $79.99, followed by JB Hi-Fi with $89. Considering the standard edition’s full price sits at $114.95, Amazon’s doing us all a solid by sweeping 30% off.
A few retailers have promised a preorder bonus with the copy they’re selling, but it does vary from store to store. The PlayStation store, for instance, is offering a unique weapon and customisation bonus that consists of the No Limits Cloak, Symbol Combo Necklace, Trigger Happy Nails and Crafting Starter Kit. Meanwhile, JB Hi-Fi is exclusively giving out a limited amount of premium art cards.
Keep in mind that a physical copy of Forspoken is exclusive to the PS5, while PC and Xbox are limited to digital copies.
Here’s where you can find a Ps5 copy of Forspoken for cheap:
- Amazon Australia: $79.99
- JB Hi-Fi: $89
- eBay: $95.99
- Catch: $97.95
- Big W: $99
- The Gamesmen: $109.95
- EB Games: $114.95
You can order a PC version below, but you won’t be able to download it until 25 January:
Now for the good stuff. If you order the Forspoken Deluxe Editon, you’ll score a mini artbook, soundtrack, early access to the prequel DLC and a rare in-game resource kit in addition to the regular preorder bonus.
Forspoken will be released on 24 January this year on PlayStation 5, Xbox and PC.
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