On Thursday the long-awaited action RPG made in collaboration between FromSoftware and writer George R.R. Martin has finally shown the first full trailer for Elden Ring. This reveal is the first significant update on the game since it was announced in June 2019 during Microsoft’s E3 conference. And the first time anyone has seen gameplay outside of its publisher or developer in Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live.
The new Elden Ring trailer shows off much larger environments than we have seen previously in a From Software game. The game feature a full day-night cycle and a player could get around on horseback. The trailer also showcases massive bosses, dragons, intense action, and everything that is expected from a new FM reveal. Along with all this, Elden Ring will also support online multiplayer ‘for up to 4 players’ developers said in a press release later.
The game takes place in a world created in collaboration with A Song of Ice and Fire author and Game of Thrones’s George R.R. Martin, who was tasked with creating new Elden Ring’s lore, rather than working on its story.
The trailer displays plenty of gameplay footage, all running at a smooth 60 FPS, which is most likely captured from the new-gen console. Elden Ring will release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series consoles, and PC on January 21, 2022.
Bandai Namco CEO Yasuo Miyakawa also confirmed plans to develop Elden Ring outside of games. “We will continue to develop Elden Ring not only as a game but also in a variety of other areas in order to deliver the worldview and charm of this title to our fans around the world,” he said.
“With Elden Ring, we have applied all our dark fantasy and action-RPG expertise cultivated throughout the Dark Souls series, in order to create a bold, classical evolution of the genre,” said director Hidetaka Miyazaki in a prepared statement.
Now, the final wait is for the game itself to confirm all rumors and claims about it.