More Elden Ring footage finally shown off, game to launch in January

More Elden Ring footage finally shown off, game to launch in January

We now have more information about Bandai Namco and From Software's upcoming and eagerly-anticipated new IP, Elden Ring.

The title was shown off during yesterday's Summer Game Fest, with a new trailer that showcased its gameplay. This includes some mechanics that will be familiar to those who have played the studio's previous releases, including its multiplayer and cooperative systems.

There's also a magical horse that the player can ride who can appear out of thin air and can also fly? Neat.

Elden Ring was also finally given a release date. The game is launching on January 21st, 2022.

“With Elden Ring, we have applied all our dark fantasy and action-RPG expertise cultivated throughout the Dark Souls series, in order to create a bold, classical evolution of the genre,” From Software director Hidetaka Miyazaki said.

“We've crafted a rich world with a staggering sense of scale, based off of legends written for the game by George R. R. Martin. Elden Ringis a world full of mystery and peril, ready to be explored and discovered; a drama in which various characters flaunt their own mystique and ulterior motives. We sincerely hope you enjoy experiencing it for yourself.”

Elden Ring was announced back at E3 2019 with a cryptic trailer. The title's world was built by From Software's Hidetaka Miyazaki as well as George RR Martin of Game of Thrones fame.

Leaked gameplay footage appeared online earlier this year in part due to the lack of information in the public domain following its bombastic reveal.

You can check out the trailer right here:

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