Elden Ring’s release date is January 21, 2022, watch the first gameplay trailer here
Fans of FromSoftware have been eagerly awaiting news on Elden Ring for what seems like an eternity. Lucky for them, the wait is finally over. The game’s publisher, Bandai Namco, announced today that the game will release on January 21, 2022, for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM. Additionally, it will support Smart Delivery on Xbox consoles as well as a Free Upgrade to PS5 for those who purchase the PS4 version of the game.
Of course, that’s not all. In addition to confirming the release date, the publisher has put out the first gameplay trailer for the hugely anticipated game from Dark Souls series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki.
The trailer runs just shy of three minutes. In it, we get a look at the game’s haunting Gothic world, terrifying monster designs, and weighty combat system. Simply put: the game looks like a spectacular evolution for the Souls series, and we can’t wait to see where it takes us when the game launches next year.
Take a look at the Elden Ring gameplay trailer below:
“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,” commented Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director at FromSoftware, “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 Ring is 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.”
“I am very happy and excited to announce the release date of Elden Ring a new game created by Mr. Miyazaki and Mr. George R.R. Martin, two creators that I truly admire and have a passionate fan base around the world. I am very happy and excited to be able to tell you about it.” Added Yasuo Miyakawa, President & CEO, Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. “We will continue to develop Elden Ring not only as a game but also in a variety of other areas in order to deliver the worldview and charm of this title to our fans around the world. We look forward to your continued support.”