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The Summer Game Mess is right around the corner, and it somehow has gifted fans of Developer Of Software with another look at that studio’s new game, Elden Ring. This is the result of a collaboration between Van director Hidetaka Miyazaki and A song of ice and fire author George R. R. Martin. While Miyazkaki oversees the creative direction of the game, Martin has helped build out both the world and lore.


And now From has finally revealed more of the game as part of the Summer Game Fest presentation. Elden Ring is coming to last-gen and current-gen consoles and PC on January 21.

Arise, defiled.#ELDENRING coming to PlayStation, Xbox and PC Digital January 21, 2022. pic.twitter.com/V2PWllffDp

— ELDEN RING (@ELDENRING) June 10, 2021

In a blog post on Bandai Namco’s website, the game’s director commented on the collaboration with Martin.

“Working with George RR Martin to create the mythos of the Elden Ring has been a truly delightful experience and a source of great inspiration,” said Miyazaki. “The team is working hard to make the world of Elden Ring a fascinating place for players to explore, full of danger and wonder, from the farthest reaches to the lowest depths. This is a From Software title through and through, rich in fantasy and RPG action.”

Martin echoed those feelings.

“It was a joy to build the world of Elden Ring with Miyazaki-san and his team,” said Martin. “The graphics, mythos and action RPG gameplay will deliver an unforgettable experience. I can’t wait for people to see what Elden Ring has in store for them.”

If nothing else, fans should feel good that George RR Martin is done writing that paragraph.

This is the first new trailer for Elden Ring since the game debuted on Xbox’s 2019 showcase at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).

Since then, From fans have been waiting and begging for news or updates about the game, but the studio silence turned into something of a meme in communities like the /r/eldenring forum on Reddit. This has led to leaked early trailers and false reports of the game showing up at trade shows in 2020 and early 2021.

But now those fans have more information, and I’m sure they definitely feel satiated and satisfied and we’ll probably never hear them begging for more. Actually, that’s a joke, and From fans know better than anyone that they will be waiting for more about the game in the coming months.

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