After its initial teaser trailer in 2019, FromSoftware’s Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin’s Elden Ring was finally fully revealed Thursday during Summer Game Fest for Xbox One, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. The new three minute trailer included Dark Souls-esque gameplay, beautiful scenes of the company’s first attempt at an open world, and surprisingly a release date of January 21, 2022.

Elden Ring is the follow up to FromSoftware’s Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, looking quite familiar to fans of those games. Combat included swords and shields, magic spells, the ability to summon allies and up to 3 friends, and of course, massive challenging monsters. It is also set to be FromSoftware’s largest game to date.

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This is the first time fans have heard anything about Elden Ring since June of 2019 where it was revealed that Bandai Namco was publishing the game, with Game of Thrones writer George R. R. Martin writing the lore. Miyazaki later revealed in an interview that the game would “full of things that we weren’t able to do in the Dark Souls series.”

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Source: Bandai Namco, Polygon

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