Forspoken, the upcoming PS5 console exclusive open worlder from Square Enix, has some strong writers attached to it – including Uncharted’s Amy Hennig and Rogue One’s Gary Whitta. But a new trailer introducing protagonist Frey – played by Resident Evil’s Ella Balinska – is attracting some pretty good memes.
In the clip, Frey soliloquies: “So, let me get this straight? I’m somewhere that’s not what I would call Earth, I’m seeing freakin’ dragons, and… Oh, yeah – I’m talking to a cuff! Yeah, okay, that is something I do now! I do magic, kill jacked-up beasts, I’ll probably fly next!”
Voice actor SungWon Cho – who’s built up an enormous following for parodying anime and video games – was quick to apply the quotes to a series of other games, like Super Mario Odyssey and Danganronpa. It all makes for an amusing clip, which pokes harmless fun at Square Enix’s upcoming game.
From what we’ve seen of Forspoken thus far, it’s definitely targeting young adult fiction fans – for better or for worse. But ultimately, we think this is just a poorly edited trailer that won’t necessarily be reflective of the full game. At least it’s generating some fun memes, though – good work as always, ProZD.