Elden Ring, the Dark Souls styled open world action RPG developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco has finally given us an update.
Helmed by Game Director Hidetaka Miyazaki (the man responsible for creating Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice) with lore written by Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin, FromSoftware fans instantly fell in love with the game’s potential when it was first announced back in June 2019. But the developer has been silent about the game for two whole years. No new footage has been revealed in all that time. A new gameplay trailer finally premiered at the live Summer Game Fest Kick Off by Geoff Keighley on June 10, 2021. Check out the trailer below.
Hungry to know more? So are we! Here’s an excerpt from Bandai Namco’s recent press release which describes some of the things we glimpse in the trailer -
“A new world filled with fantastic tales and lore has been woven by Hidetaka Miyazaki – creator of the influential and critically acclaimed DARK SOULS video game series; and George R.R. Martin – author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Players will embark on a journey across a meticulously handcrafted world dripping in blood and deception brought upon by a variety of characters with their own unique motivations for helping or hindering the player’s progress, adversaries with profound backgrounds, and fearsome creatures. Throughout their adventures, players will choose the fate of this cursed land by unravelling its secrets and myths.
Featuring a vast and seamless landscape with natural weather and time-of-day progression, players will become fully immersed in the world of ELDEN RING as they begin their journey and choose on their own path. Traverse on foot or horseback, alone or online with friends across grassy plains, suffocating swamps and lush forests. Ascend spiraling mountains, enter breathtaking castles, and witness other sites of grandeur on a scale never seen before in a FromSoftware title. ELDEN RING’s role-playing and customization options allow players to define their own unique playstyle. Experimentation is encouraged with a wide variety of weapons, magical abilities and skills found throughout the world; enticing players to follow previously unexplored progression paths.”
Elden Ring is surprisingly scheduled to release on January 21, 2022, a date that’s right around the corner. It will be available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. We can’t wait to get our hands on it!