A few details have been submitted for Elden Ring, which is quite general but gives an idea of what awaits you in the coming year with the new game from FromSoftware.
Elden Ring free next-gen upgrade, day/night cycle confirmed
Bandai Namco and FromSoftware provided the gameplay presentation of Elden Ring yesterday evening. After the presentation in the course of the Summer Game Festival, a press release followed, from which further details and statements can be found.
First of all, the companies involved point out that players of Elden Ring, which offers non-linear action RPG gameplay, can plunge into an exciting adventure and decide the fate of a “new world filled with fantastic tales and lore.” The usual close combat system from FromSoftware, which you use against skillful and tough opponents, should be used.
“Players will embark on a journey across a meticulously handcrafted world dripping in blood and deception brought upon by a variety of characters with their own unique motivations for helping or hindering the player’s progress, adversaries with profound backgrounds, and fearsome creatures,” say the creators. “Throughout their adventures, players will choose the fate of this cursed land by unraveling its secrets and myths.”
The huge and seamlessly constructed landscape should impress with its natural weather and the progress of the story is based on a day-night cycle. Since the title is not linear, you can freely choose your path and lose yourself completely in the wonderful and strange world of Elden Ring.
“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,” the press release continues.
Elden Ring offers various customization options and players can experiment with weapons, magical abilities and skills that can be found anywhere in the world. It is also up to you whether you plunge headlong into combat or prefer to use the game’s camouflage and combat system to your own advantage.
“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,” said Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director at FromSoftware.
Elden Ring will release on January 21, 2022, for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. The game supports Smart Delivery on Xbox consoles and includes a free upgrade to the PS5 version for players who purchase a PS4 version.