Elden Ring First Trailer and Release Date Revealed At Summer Games Fest 2021.
The Game is coming to PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series X and PC. Better still you don't have to wait too much longer. Elden Ring releases on January 21, 2022.
Here's the trailer, enjoy!
Original Story - Elden Ring is FromSoftware's next big action RPG. In typical fashion, we can expect to see another gothic grim-dark adventure that fans of Dark Souls and Bloodborne will no doubt enjoy.
Game director Hidetaka Miyazaki has already nailed his colours to the mast in saying the game is in the same mould as what we've come to expect by the FromSoft development team.
If that on its own isn't enough to make the hairs on your neck stand up, there's also the tantalising prospect of FromSoftware teaming up with Game of Thrones author, George R.R. Martin.
The developer has been keeping a lot of the game under wraps so details around the game are still pretty sketchy, but we do know a few things about this horrible new world.
So until FromSoftware reveals more closer to release, here's everything we know so far about Elden Ring.
Elden Ring Latest News
Latest E3 2021 News
George R.R. Martin Finished His Work On Elden Ring "Years Ago" - June 18, 2021
Author George R.R. Martin confirmed his active involvement on Elden Ring was finished "years ago", though he's still getting updates on progress through FromSoftware. Read more here.
Elden Ring Will Have Fast Travel And A Hub World - June 14, 2021
FromSoftware developer Hidetaka Miyazaki confirmed in an interview with IGN that Elden Ring would have Fast Travel to make traveling a bit easier, along with a hub area where players can take it easy.
Summer Game Fest Reveal - June 10, 2021
In addition to the release date reveal, Bandai confirmed Elden Ring Smart Delivery is a thing, and PS4 owners will get a free upgrade to PS5.
Bandai Namco has confirmed the dates for their own personal E3 broadcast at E3 2021.
The publisher will host an event on Tuesday 15th June at 10.25pm BST
Could this be when we finally get to see more of the collaboration between Dark Souls developer FromSoftware and Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin.
We hope so, it's been long enough. Stay tuned for more details.
Omnipotent Elden Ring Leak Roundup
FromSoftware leaker Omnipotent has been leaking information about the game for years and over the past few months provided a good deal of information about how Elden Ring is structured. Note that, as with any other rumor, it's best to view this information with skepticism until it's proven otherwise.
Omnipotent says Elden Ring uses a class system similar to Dark Souls and that there'll be a robust PvP element as well.
The fashion system will return.
It's supposedly set in medieval England or Scotland and will feature large, interconnected levels.
Another Leak - May 1
Another leak has showcased another clip from the game, this time showcasing two new environments from a leaked gameplay trailer.
More Leaks – April 6
Another month, another bundle of unsubstantiated rumours about Elden Ring.
As per a 4Chan post where people are already moaning about the game being a disappointment, the game will be divided into kingdoms with day and night cycles, weather systems, and the ability to swim, dive, crouch, hide, and more.
We're not convinced, but hey, run wild.
Trailer Leaks – March 1
An alleged trailer, corroborated by Jason Schreier of Bloomberg, has leaked online.
The off-screen footage has been shared via Twitter, and an accompanying report from VGC confirms that the game is unlikely to launch this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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When is Elden Ring's release date?
So far FromSoftware has not confirmed an official release date for Elden Ring, nor have they set a rough release window for the game, so it could arrive anytime.
The Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is collaborating with FromSoftware on the game's story, so let's hope for everyone's sake that the game is coming before Martin finishes up The Winds of Winter.
A report from VGC suggested that FromSoftware's development moving out of the office and into the homes of the team has caused issues, likely leading to a release date after 2021.
This was then followed up by a financial report from FromSoftware's parent company suggesting the game is targeting a release before April 2022. Therefore, an early 2022 release is looking likely.
Elden Ring Announcement Trailer
Take a look at the announcement trailer just below. And for those interested, here is voiceover:
"I doubt you could even imagine it. That which commanded the skies, giving life its fullest brilliance. The Elden Ring. Shattered, by someone or something. Don't tell me you don't see it. Look up at the sky. It burns."
What Platform is Elden Ring On?
Elden Ring was originally announced as coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC.
However, it's possible that the longer the game remains in development the more likely that the game is only released on next-gen consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X
Xbox Boss Phil Spencer has played Elden Ring
In an interview with Gamespot, Xbox boss Phil Spencer revealed he's played "quite a bit" of Elden Ring.
Which is certainly promising when it comes to a potential release date.
Here's a quick snippet of what Phil Spencer mentioned during the Gamespot interview:
"I've seen actually quite a bit. I've played quite a bit. As somebody who's played all of Miyazaki's games over at least the last decade, this is clearly the most ambitious game that he's done. I mean, y'know, I love his games, but seeing some of the gameplay mechanics stuff that he's tackling, he and the team are tackling this time, [seeing] the setting, working with another creator in terms of story... I love it. I love seeing him challenging himself, he's a good friend of mine, expanding his horizons, I think it's a good thing."
Who is this strange character? (Source: FromSoftware)
Elden Ring Gameplay
So far there's been no Elden Ring gameplay revealed but it goes without saying that it will incorporate a lot of the familiar action RPG elements which FromSoftware fans will be familiar with.
In a past interview, FromSoftware game director Hidetaka Miyazaki did outline that fans can expect to a more heavy focus on RPG elements compared to past outings.
So if you're a fan of the more action-orientated gameplay from Sekiro, you might be disappointed.
One thing you can look forward to though is yet more big boss battles, which Miyazaki confirmed will be returning as the studio simply loves making them:
"Boss fights are something we enjoy making and make up one of the climaxes to this title as well. We feel there is a wide variety of unique and horrifying bosses for players to look forward to."
How Is George R.R. Martin Involved?
Shortly after the game was announced FromSoftware game director Hidetaka Miyazaki gave more insight into how George R.R. Martin was involved with the game.
Essentially, Martin created the game's "overarching mythos", according to Miyazaki.
"This mythos proved to be full of interesting characters and drama along with a plethora of mystical and mysterious elements as well. It was a wonderful source of stimulus for me and the development staff. Elden Ring’s world was constructed using this mythos and stimulus as a base. Even I myself find it hard to contain my excitement from time to time."
A well respected Chinese Dark Souls content creator (via Altchar) has supposedly leaked two pieces of new concept art from the game.
So far there's been little to no images, videos or concept art from the game since it was originally unveiled at E3 2019.
As with anything surrounding the game right now, it's hard to take any leaks as legit until FromSoftware comes out and shows us anything about the game.
But given the leaker supposedly has ties to the studio (apparently he's visited the studio before and interviewed game director Hidetaka Miyazaki), it's worth giving it some credit, no matter how many pinches of salt you take.
You can take a look at the leaked concept art, just below.