Two years of practically radio silence – that’s how long we waited for something new about the game Elden Ring. The new project from From Software, the creators of Dark Souls, Bloodborne and Sekiro, looked at times like a gaming ghost whose existence is being questioned. But after a lot of breadcrumbs of information, for example about the size of the game world, there was actually tangible information and game material at the Summer Game Festival. First and foremost, of course, the imposing trailer, which you should check out immediately:

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Elden Ring: Trailer with gameplay and release date

Elden Ring: Dark Souls with Open World and horses – as suspected

The world of Elden Ring is the largest that From Software’s developers have ever designed, which the trailer has already shown well. After all, we need a horse-like being to get from A to B quickly. On top of that, there will also be dynamic weather and a day-night cycle – so if you are on the road for a long time, you will probably find yourself sitting in the dark at some point or experiencing the crack of dawn.




Elden Ring: gameplay trailer and release date - finally something new to the action RPG!  (14)



Elden Ring: gameplay trailer and release date – finally something new to the action RPG! (14)

Those: Bandai Namco




When it comes to slaughter, our character not only relies on mounted combat as well as the usual possibilities of magic and a variety of weapons. Stealth will be a possible fighting style as well as calling allies. The latter sounds like more than the support of NPCs in the boss fights of Dark Souls, but also seems to be possible in the open world.

The developers have also released a large number of official screenshots that we don’t want to withhold from you:

Elden Ring: Gameplay Trailer and Release Date – Finally New Action RPG! (1) [Quelle: Bandai Namco]

Different regions and character editor

As in Dark Souls games, the world relies on a wide variety of biomes, through which we have to fight: On the official website we’re talking about grassy plains, suffocating swamps, gigantic mountains and terrifying fortresses. As in the other Soulsborne games, a character editor will also be integrated in Elden Ring, with which we can design our hero – only to then no longer be able to see him under all the armor. As is tradition.




Elden Ring: gameplay trailer and release date - finally something new to the action RPG!  (10)



Elden Ring: gameplay trailer and release date – finally something new to the action RPG! (10)

Those: Bandai Namco




When does Elden Ring appear?

After two years without much information, Elden Ring not only has a targeted release period, but an exact release date: On January 21, 2022, the latest action RPG from From Software will be released for PC, Playstation and Xbox.

Next-Gen-Upgrade inklusive: If you get Elden Ring for PS4 or Xbox One, you will get a free upgrade for PS5 and Xbox Series S / X. Xbox owners will use Smart Delivery for this, while PS owners will likely have to download an update.

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