Elden Ring announced - a new RPG from the minds behind Dark Souls and Game of Thrones
Elden Ring was one of the games leaked a few days ago, but there was scant information on the title at that time. Today, during Microsoft's conference, the FromSoftware title has been officially revealed.
It's confirmed that Elden Ring will be the collaboration between novelist George R.R. Martin, best known for Game of Thrones, and Hidetaka Miyazaki, best known for Dark Souls. It is, of course, being developed by Miyazaki's team at FromSoftware, so some level of similarity to the Souls series is sure to be found - but actual information on the game is thin on the ground. We do know it'll be an RPG, however. You can check out the trailer below:
Bandai Namco has provided a bit more information on Elden Ring, as well:
Unparalleled adventure awaits in Elden Ring, the next epic fantasy title created by FromSoftware, Inc. and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Elden Ring is FromSoftware’s largest game to-date and is set in a sprawling realm steeped in a rich and bloody history crafted by Hidetaka Miyazaki – creator of the influential and critically acclaimed DARK SOULS video game series; and George R.R. Martin – author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire.
“Collaborating with George R.R. Martin to create the Elden Ring mythos has been a genuinely delightful experience and a source of wonderful inspiration. The team is working hard to ensure that the world of Elden Ring will be a fascinating place for players to explore, filled with peril and wonder from its furthest reaches to its lowest depths. This is a FromSoftware title through and through, rich in fantasy and RPG action. We sincerely hope you look forward to it.” Said Hidetaka Miyazaki, President of FromSoftware, Inc. and Game Director for Elden Ring.
“Building the world of Elden Ring with Miyazaki-san and his team was a treat! The graphics, mythos, and action-RPG gameplay will deliver an unforgettable experience. I can’t wait for people to see what Elden Ring has in store for them.” Said George R.R. Martin.
In an interview on Xbox Wire, Miyazaki discusses the RPG focus for Elden ring, stating that the game will offer even more variety for players to overcome the game's challenges. He also notes that the largest difference between a game like Dark Souls and Elden Ring is that the latter will utilize an open-world setting.
And you can check out some screenshots from the trailer, plus logos and some artwork teasing the game's visual style below:
There's no release date set for Elden Ring yet, but it will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.