Elden Ring: Release Date, Gameplay, and Everything We Know So Far

Elden Ring was announced in E3 2019, but for the following 2 years, we got minimal updates on it. Fans got discouraged into thinking that the game was canceled, but FromSoftware has finally revealed major details about the upcoming role-playing game! It is a collaboration between Bandai Namco and FromSoftware, so it is obviously going to be a masterpiece. The Soulsborne developer has even disclosed the official gameplay and the launch date of Elden Ring. What are they? Let’s find out!

The renowned fantasy novelist George R. R. Martin is also involved in the making of the game. Most likely, he was responsible for the characters and their backstory. Moreover, Yasuo Miyakawa, the CEO of Bandai Namco, has also disclosed the franchise’s future. According to him, gamers will be getting more content after the release of Elden Rings. It can be in any form; TV shows, films, comic book series, and who knows, even new installments of the game! But it all depends on how well the game will do following its launch in 2022.

If you enjoyed playing Bloodborne or Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, then we are confident that you’ll love Elden Rings because of its similar gameplay and other features. Below you’ll find everything credible about the upcoming game. So, continue reading to find out more!

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Elden Ring Release Date

During E3 2021, Geoff Keighley announced that Elden Ring would launch worldwide on 19th January 2022! It will be available on all of the latest consoles; PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PlayStation 5. However, we don’t have any updates on its release on the new Nintendo Switch. And for those gamers who don’t have the latest consoles, Elden Ring will have updates for them, meaning that you can play the game on outdated platforms too!

Elden Ring

Gameplay

Game Director Hidetaka Miyazaki has given a great deal of information on the gameplay of Elden Ring, so we don’t have to rely on the leaks now. The players will play the game from a third-person perspective, and it does resemble its predecessors to some extent. Elden Ring will mainly focus on combat and exploration.

The players will traverse throughout the area, but they will have to begin their journey with a linear opening. There will be a demi-god protecting it in each new area and who will also be your main enemies. The weapons will have diverse variations, meaning that they won’t be restricted to certain skills! The most exciting feature of Elden Ring is that it contains a fast travel system along with player mounts. A stealth system and mounted combat will ensure that players can strategize their encounters according to the enemy they are fighting.

The summoning mechanics update will let you order the spirits and even the previously defeated enemies to assist you in a battle. These spirits are scattered all over the map of the Elden Ring. And as it is a multi-player game, you can also summon other players to help you! 

You will be allowed to freely explore the Land Between, including the 6 main areas and the castles, fortresses, and catacombs! You won’t access the same location after reincarnation if you die in the middle of the game. And this is where the fast-travel transportation system will come in handy; it will encourage the players by providing them with more ways of healing.

Elden Ring System Requirements:

The preferred minimum requirements for Elden Ring are listed down below:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 7 SP1
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280
  • Pixel Shader: 5.0
  • Vertex Shader: 5.0
  • Free Disk Space: 150 GB

Plot

The game is set in the Lands Between, sometime after the Elden Rings got destroyed. Now the realm is ruled by the demigod offspring of Queen Marika the Eternal. Each of these offspring possesses “A Shard of The Rings,” which keeps their power intact. The challenge for the player is to explore the realm and to find the Great Runes. Once this task is accomplished, then next, the player will have to restore the Elden Ring and consequently become an Elden Lord!

Elden Ring Trailer

In the Summer Game Fest, 2021, Bandai Namco revealed the official gameplay of Elden Ring in a live stream. In case you missed it, you can still watch it here! However, the trailer of the game gives a detailed view of the fictional world of the game. 

So, that was all you needed to know about the Elden Ring. Got more questions? Feel free to ask us!

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