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Who is Ella Balinska, the Voice of Frey Holland in Forspoken (Project Athia)?

"Is that a motherfucking dragon?!"

Square Enix graced us with a lot of exciting announcements during their live-streamed event.

Among other exciting announcements for games such as Life is StrangeOutriders, and Marvel’s The Avengers, Square finally gave us a proper look at Forspoken, previously titled Project Athia. 

Introducing the footage was Ella Balinska who is set to play the game’s main character.

Here’s everything you need to know about Ella Balinska.

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Who is Forspoken‘s Ella Balinska?

Ella Balinska is an English actress whose most notable previous role was in the 2019 reboot of Charlie’s Angels as one of the lead characters Jane Kano. She also starred in the Blumhouse horror film Run Sweetheart Run alongside Game of Thrones actor Pilou Asbæk and Avengers actor Clark Gregg.

Other than that, Balinka has regularly appeared in smaller films such as 10 Men & Gwen, Tiers of the Tropics, and Thanatos since 2015. She was also on an episode of both the English medical drama Casualty and crime drama Midsomer Murders.

Forspoken will be Balinska’s first time appearing in a video game.

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Who is Balinska’s character Frey Holland?

Frey Holland is the lead protagonist in Forspoken. The actual plot of the game is still something of a mystery as we really haven’t seen much of it other than its initial reveal trailer from last summer and the trailer from Square’s presentation today.

From the handful of lines she says in the brief trailer, it would seem like Holland is also English in Forspoken. That said, it’s unclear if the game is even set on Earth or not, but Holland’s modern clothing in the first half of the trailer along with her disbelief that a dragon is standing infront of her might suggest that it takes place in the remnants of the Earth we know.

For more on Forspoken make sure to stick right here with DualShockers.

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Peter Hunt Szpytek

Peter is from Chicago. He's played more JRPG's than he can count despite being not totally great at them and you can usually find him on the weekends dropping hot in Apex Legends. When not holding a controller, he's at the gym trying to get in shape for his next cosplay.

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