After months of trials and tribulations for Elden Ring’s subreddit, we finally caught some more details on Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin’s upcoming game at the Summer Game Fest. Not only did we get a shiny new trailer (below), but we found out the Elden Ring release date is January 21, 2022. Now, though, some more details are starting to emerge amidst the post-reveal hysteria.
Publisher Bandai Namco reveals in a press release that you’ll be traversing across grassy plains, suffocating swamps, and lush forests on foot or horseback. Sounds neat, but you can do so “alone or online with friends”, so it looks like Elden Ring is coming with multiplayer in mind.
There’s more to travelling, too. Bandai Namco says that Elden Ring features a “vast and seamless” landscape with natural weather and time-of-day progression. You’ll also stumble across spiralling mountains, domineering castles, and “other sites of grandeur on a scale never seen before in a FromSoftware title”. It’s a big pitch, but we don’t have too long to wait and see ourselves.