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Elden Ring coming January 2022; check out new screens, trailer here

Get excited!

The Elden Ring release date has been set for 21 January 2022 across Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PS4 and PS5.

In addition to this huge news, FromSoftware also released a host of new screenshots and, of course, a sexy new trailer. You can check out both of those big-ticket items below.

Announced back in June 2019, we hadn’t heard much about the collaboration between Game of Thrones‘ George R. R. Martin and FromSoftware until now. With a release date under our belts, we bet that stings a little less now.

“Featuring a vast and seamless landscape with natural weather and time-of-day progression, players will become fully immersed in the world of Elden Ring as they begin their journey and choose on their own path,” publisher Bandai Namco said in a press release.

“Traverse on foot or horseback, alone or online with friends across grassy plains, suffocating swamps and lush forests. Ascend spiraling mountains, enter breathtaking castles, and witness other sites of grandeur on a scale never seen before in a FromSoftware title. Elden Ring’s role-playing and customization options allow players to define their own unique playstyle. Experimentation is encouraged with a wide variety of weapons, magical abilities and skills found throughout the world; enticing players to follow previously unexplored progression paths.”

“With Elden Ring, we have applied all our dark fantasy and action-RPG expertise cultivated throughout the Dark Souls series, in order to create a bold, classical evolution of the genre,” said Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director at FromSoftware.

“We’ve crafted a rich world with a staggering sense of scale, based off of legends written for the game by George R. R. Martin. Elden Ring is a world full of mystery and peril, ready to be explored and discovered; a drama in which various characters flaunt their own mystique and ulterior motives. We sincerely hope you enjoy experiencing it for yourself.”

Let us know what you think about this Souls-like (from the masters!) below.

Expect Elden Ring from 21 January 2022 across Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PS4 and PS5.


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