Elden Ring: Trailer, release date and more shown at Summer Games Fest

An image from the game Elden Ring

Elden Ring: Here’s your one-stop shop for all news, information and leaks about the upcoming title from Game of Thrones author George R R Martin and Dark Souls’ director Hidetaka Miyazaki.

Ever since it was first announced back in E3 2019, fans have been waiting with eager anticipation to catch a glimpse of what Elden Ring would look like – particularly as its rare to see such a collaboration of two titans of industry (shed a tear for the cancelled Silent Hills).

After nearly two years however, the wait is finally over as we have some concrete information about the game, including the style of gameplay it’ll feature, which consoles the game will be coming to and most importantly, its release date. Let’s dive in to all you need to know about Elden Ring.

Unveiled during Summer Games Fest 2021, the new gameplay trailer for Elden Ring gives us a much better idea of what’s in store for gamers. For starters, the game appears to borrow heavily from the aesthetics of the Demon Souls and Dark Souls series, with medieval style warriors battling their way through hordes of disturbing yet highly inventive enemies.

Elden Ring also appears to play much like a Dark Souls game, with close combat being the order of the day. While it’s hard to know exactly how much Elden Ring will draw from the Souls series, it’s fairly easy to expect a pretty high level of difficulty with Miyazaki at the helm.

What really impresses here however is that it seems as though Elden Ring is an open-world game, as we see our main character riding a horse through some expansive locales. It’s not too dissimilar to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but with a far more sombre tone.

Strap yourselves in folks, Elden Ring is scheduled to release on January 21, 2022.

This new date is slightly delayed upon the original ‘Holiday 2021’ timeframe but given the impact that the pandemic had on game development across the board, the later release date makes perfect sense.

If you’ve yet to upgrade to one of the next-gen consoles, then you might be wondering if Elden Ring will be out of your reach. Well fear not fellow gamers, as Elden Ring will be coming to Xbox One and PS4, as well as PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

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