Elden Ring, the long-awaited new recreation from Darkish Souls developer FromSoftware, has lastly come out of hiding. Writer Bandai Namco gave followers a brand new take a look at the epic fantasy role-playing recreation throughout Thursday’s Summer season Recreation Fest Kickoff Stay stream.
The brand new trailer for Elden Ring confirmed gameplay for the primary time, gameplay that can look very acquainted to followers of Darkish Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. We additionally bought a launch date — Jan. 21, 2022 — and platforms. Elden Ring is coming to current-gen and last-gen consoles, in addition to PC.
Elden Ring seems to have many components acquainted to Darkish Souls gamers: swords and sorcery, summonable allies, and big legendary monsters to battle. However it additionally has one thing followers of FromSoftware aren’t accustomed to: horses!
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The final time we heard something about Elden Ring was in June 2019, when Bandai Namco and FromSoftware formally revealed the sport. Elden Ring was pitched at that yr’s E3 as FromSoftware’s “largest recreation to-date,” and is alleged to be set in a “sprawling realm steeped in a wealthy and bloody historical past” crafted by Darkish Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and Recreation of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin.
Miyazaki has stated that Elden Ring might be “filled with issues that we weren’t capable of do within the Darkish Souls collection.” The sport will focus “extra closely on RPG components,” Miyazaki stated in an interview from 2019, and “will embrace all kinds of weapons, magic, and methods to interact enemies, that make it attainable to offer customers with a method of gameplay and technique that fits them.”
FromSoftware followers have since been wracked with Elden Ring-information withdrawal, main the group to fill the void with its personal, self-created lore.
Elden Ring is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Home windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Sequence X subsequent yr.