The real star of the opening of the Summer Game Fest last night, Elden Ring is revealed today more to us through a series of information shared by Bandai Namco. Between its open world, its gameplay or its universe, here is everything you need to know about the future game developed by FromSoftware.
If you have followed the Kickoff Live! Presented by Geoff Keighley last night, you probably haven’t missed the news: Elden Ring, the new game from FromSoftware, has finally shown itself to us after months of rumors and speculation. Better yet, it’s thanks to a trailer filled with gameplay sequences that we were able to discover its universe. And best of all, we now know its release date since the game will land on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and PC (with a free next-gen upgrade) on January 21, 2022. But the discovery does not stop there since in addition to the conference, Bandai Namco revealed a lot of additional information on the future title of the creators of Dark Souls.
Elden Ring will therefore be a open world action-RPG game who promises “A thrilling adventure” whose “The epic intrigues” and “The complex story” were designed by Hidetaka Miyazaki and George RR Martin (author of the novels Game of Thrones). Promising his lot of panoramas as gigantic as they are harmonious, these “Cursed lands” filled with secrets will be made up of “Vertiginous mountains”, of “Majestic castles”, of “Lush forests” and more. Open world requires, the player can then choose his own path to accomplish his various objectives. And to do this, it will be in particular possible to ride a mount in order to move So “Playground of a scale never seen in a FromSoftware title”, called Entre-terre.
The title will also carry a dynamic weather system and a day / night cycle to enhance immersion. Moreover, the RPG dimension will this time be even more extensive than in previous studio titles thanks to “A large arsenal of weapons, spells and techniques to discover in the world”, which allow everyone to define your own style of play. As we approach the issue of fighting, we also learn thatElden Ring will take over iconic combat system from FromSoftware games, but that it will now offer more opportunities: rush into the heap to fight truly epic battles or favor stealth to gain the advantage, the choice will be left to the sole discretion of the player.
Finally, good news for lovers of cooperative experiences: this new title can be discovered both solo and online, with the possibility to play up to four players. So much for Elden Ring who, as Hidetaka Miyazaki himself explains, wants to be “A daring game capable of changing the genre”. Bandai Namco CEO Yasuo Miyakawa said development continues, “Not only as a game but also in other areas, in order to share the universe and the charm of this title with [les] fans all over the world ”. Does this mean that FromSoftware’s game has to go beyond video games? In any case, this information tends to suggest so. Response in the coming months.