At Geoff Keighley’s recent Summer Game Fest Kick-Off Show, From Software and Bandai Namco finally unveiled a new trailer for their upcoming action RPG, Elden Ring, with a confirmed release date of January 21, 2022. The trailer offers a closer look at the world-building, familiar Soulsborne gameplay, intimidating bosses, and even promises of PvP finally making a return.
The latest trailer for Elden Ring takes us deeper into Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin’s world, a dark fantasy epic with a tinge of terror, exploration and adventure. Decaying ruins, overwhelming enemies, and murky depths all populate the landscape – an open world that will allow players to explore via horseback. Many elements will immediately seem familiar to fans of Dark Souls and Bloodborne, including the combat system, different classes (with one focused on magic), and a narrator that sounds an awful lot like Patches. It also appears that PvP, a huge selling point for most online players in From Software games, will be making a return, letting players flex their builds against opponents or seek help from friends.
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This will be From Software’s first attempt at tackling an open world, at least beyond their traditional interconnected hub worlds. Players will encounter many creatures, key locations and mysterious monoliths while out on their journeys. The biomes range from derelict castle ruins and wide-open fields to close quarters and ancient structures. Basically, it all plays to From Software’s strengths as a developer, once again bringing several features and ideas from previous Souls titles into play.
The Golden Order has been broken.
Rise, Tarnished, and be guided by grace to brandish the power of the Elden Ring and become an Elden Lord in the Lands Between.
In the Lands Between ruled by Queen Marika the Eternal, the Elden Ring, the source of the Erdtree, has been shattered.
Marika’s offspring, demigods all, claimed the shards of the Elden Ring known as the Great Runes, and the mad taint of their newfound strength triggered a war: The Shattering. A war that meant abandonment by the Greater Will.
And now the guidance of grace will be brought to the Tarnished who were spurned by the grace of gold and exiled from the Lands Between. Ye dead who yet live, your grace long lost, follow the path to the Lands Between beyond the foggy sea to stand before the Elden Ring.
And become the Elden Lord.
Along with the gameplay reveal trailer, From Software also confirmed Elden Ring’s release date of January 21, 2022, coming to PlayStation, Xbox and PC platforms.