Elden Ring, the highly anticipated action-RPG created in collaboration between FromSoftware and writer George RR Martin, has finally shown new signs of life. We got a surprise trailer today at the end of the Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live event, as well as a release date. On January 21, 2022, you’ll be able to play it on PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, and last-gen consoles. Publisher Bandai Namco says the Xbox version of the game will support Smart Delivery and players who purchase the PS4 version of the game will get a free upgrade to the PS5 version.
The first gameplay of the elusive title announced during E3 2019 showcases plenty of PvE magic and swordplay as you trek through fantastical environments on horseback. I’m sure we’ll see more gameplay in the near future, but this first look at Elden Ring looks like it should please fans of bloodborne and dark souls.
It appears to be a new take on the studio’s signature action-RPG gameplay, nestled within a deep, enchanting game design. Congratulations to George RR Martin for delivering some new content in this decade – maybe he can get back to work now The winds of winter.
While there was a long time between the time this game was announced and the time we got this trailer today, we’ll likely be hearing more from FromSoftware and publisher Bandai Namco as the game’s release date approaches.