Is Elden Ring A Dark Souls Sequel?

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After many years of waiting, the end of Summer Game Fest 2021 not only gave us the first Elden Ring gameplay trailer but its release date as well, which is more than we expected. We can expect to play the game from February 25, 2022.

Elden Ring managed to get a lot of people talking due to how it incorporates some of that classic ‘Souls’ gameplay into an open-world... and you can’t hate a game that lets you summon a ghost horse.

Additionally, the game is directed by legendary Hidetaka Miyazaki, and written by no other than award-winning novelist and Game of Thrones author, George R.R. Martin. This has certainly got even more players excited than ever before, ourselves included. So, without further ado, how is Elden Ring connected to Dark Souls? Are they connected whatsoever?

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Is Elden Ring A Dark Souls Sequel?

Of course, due to all the Souls talk in Elden Ring, many fans are wondering if this game will be in the same continuity as the Dark Souls games. Plenty of games made by FromSoftware tend to get this question but Elden Ring managed to crank that talk to oblivion due to some of the similarities.

Currently, there has been no confirmation about Elden Ring being part of the Dark Souls universe. While it would be cool if Elden Ring were a part of the Dark Souls universe, expanding the lore of this franchise’s world, nothing has been confirmed by FromSoftware.

Given the history of this developer, we doubt that any of their games will be connected to Dark Souls unless it’s a direct sequel like Dark Souls 2 and Dark Souls 3 were, though you never know. It does appear that Elden Ring is set to be more of a spiritual successor to these games, rather than have any direct connections.

Still, regardless if you’re into Dark Souls or not, Elden Ring looks like something special for both Souls veterans and strangers, and we can’t wait to get our hands on this game next year.

Elden Ring is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on February 25, 2022. Keep up to date with our release guide, and get ahead by checking out all we know so far on classes and multiplayer.

Updated on January 25, 2022 by Kelsey Raynor.