Elden Ring releasing on January 21, 2022 - new extended gameplay reveal trailer
During today's Kickoff Stream for Summer Game Fest 2021, we finally got a new, extended look at the long-absent Elden Ring. It was two years ago yesterday that the newest project from Souls' boss Hidetaka Miyazaki and A Song of Ice and Fire's George R.R. Martin was unveiled during Microsoft's E3 2019 Press Event.
There's been not much more than a peep since, but it finally resurfaced today with both an extended gameplay reveal trailer as well as a surprise release date announcement. Elden Ring will release on January 21, 2022 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. It will support Xbox's smart delivery as well as offer a free upgrade to PS5 for players who purchase the PS4 version first.
Interestingly, a note at the bottom of publisher Bandai Namco's newsletter about the release date announcement also reveals that Elden Ring will also feature in some capacity in a non-gaming format. According to President and CEO Yasuo Miyakawa, “We will continue to develop Elden Ring not only as a game but also in a variety of other areas in order to deliver the worldview and charm of this title to our fans around the world. We look forward to your continued support.”
Rise, Tarnished, and be guided by grace to brandish the power of the Elden Ring and become an Elden Lord in the Lands Between. In the Lands Between ruled by Queen Marika the Eternal, the Elden Ring, the source of the Erdtree, has been shattered. Marika's offspring, demigods all, claimed the shards of the Elden Ring known as the Great Runes, and the mad taint of their newfound strength triggered a war: The Shattering. A war that meant abandonment by the Greater Will. And now the guidance of grace will be brought to the Tarnished who were spurned by the grace of gold and exiled from the Lands Between. Ye dead who yet live, your grace long lost, follow the path to the Lands Between beyond the foggy sea to stand before the Elden Ring. And become the Elden Lord