Elden Ring finally has a release date: January 21, 2022. At the start of the Summer Games Fest on Thursday, Dark Souls manufacturer FromSoftware unveiled the first gameplay trailer for its next game – a collaboration between Game Director Hidetaka Miyazaki and Game of Thrones author George RR Martin – Coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X. Console owners don’t have to buy Elden Ring twice as the game supports free upgrades for those from PS4 to PS5 and “Smart Delivery” “When switching from Xbox One to Series S / X. More details about Elden Ring will of course be announced later in 2021.
With Elden Ring, FromSoftware promises open gameplay and a world whose fate you can choose. You can choose to run straight at your opponents in battles or use Elden Ring’s camouflage and combat systems to prevail. Fittingly, Elden Ring has role-playing aspects that allow players to develop these different styles of play. You can choose from a wide variety of weapons, magical abilities, and skills that can be acquired all over the world. As for the battles themselves, of course, you will encounter all sorts of monstrous beasts and oddly shaped creatures, including fire-breathing dragons.
On your journey you will meet a number of characters who have their own motivations for helping or hindering you. And as you complete adventures that unlock the country’s secrets and myths, you can decide what to do with this fantasy world of Miyazaki and Martin. The world of Elden Ring also has a natural course of weather and daytime, that is, it will have a 24-hour, day-night cycle interspersed with weather phenomena such as rain, storm and snow. The landscape of the Elden Ring is littered with “grassy plains, suffocating swamps, lush forests, spiral mountains and breathtaking castles”.
You can explore Elden Ring alone or choose as a team of up to four players in online co-op multiplayer. It will likely work in a similar way to other FromSoftware titles, but we can’t say for sure until we have more details on it.
“At Elden Ring, we’ve used all of our dark fantasy and action-RPG expertise that we’ve cultivated across the Dark Souls franchise to create a bold, classic evolution of the genre,” Miyazaki said in a prepared one Explanation. “We have created a rich world with an amazing sense of size based on legends written for the game by George R. R. Martin. Elden Ring is a world of mystery and danger waiting to be explored and discovered. a drama in which different characters flaunt their own mystique and ulterior motives. We sincerely hope that you enjoy experiencing it for yourself. “
Elden Ring will be available on January 21, 2022 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S / X.
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