Elden Ring is Real and It's Coming in January 2022, New Trailer & Screenshots

After nearly two years of basically radio silence, the question of "when is Elden Ring going to release" can finally be answered, with FromSoftware confirming the Elden Ring release date at Summer Game Fest 2021.

Elden Ring will release on January 2022.

When Is The Elden Ring Release Date?

Humongous bosses and tight combat is looking to be a huge part of Elden Ring's gameplay.

FromSoftware first unveiled Elden Ring at E3 2019. Since then, virtually no significant details about Elden Ring have been confirmed. However, it hasn't stopped fans from theorizing and leaks from occurring. After all, Elden Ring is easily one of the most highly anticipated games ever, as it features a high-profile collaboration between George R.R Martin (author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the source material for Game of Thrones) and the creator of Dark Souls himself, Hidetaka Miyazaki.

Fast forward to the Summer Game fest 2021 and FromSoftware finally laid all the unconfirmed information to rest.

Fans can look forward to Elden Ring releasing on January 21, 2022, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Is There a New Elden Ring Trailer?

Elden Ring is FromSoftware's latest title and it remains just as shrouded in mystery as it was before the latest trailer.

Thankfully though, the gameplay trailer does reveal some important things that will surely get fans even more excited about Elden Ring. Because it's no longer just a cinematic-only trailer, we now have first-hand information about the combat system of Elden Ring, as well as some of the bosses players will get to encounter and the weaponry that players will use to take down enemies.

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Another first from the Elden Ring trailer is the flying horse mount that was seen as something that the player was using to travel around the in-game world.

Of course, everything else about Elden Ring is uncertain at this point. However, it's clear from the latest trailer that FromSoftware wasn't kidding when it referred to Elden Ring as its most ambitious game yet. This has the makings of a game that's bigger than all of the Soulsborne games. Although we literally have no clue about what Elden Ring is all about, we can at least marvel at the sights that we have seen from in-game footage so far.

New Elden Ring Screenshots

A ton of new screenshots were released today, and the game is looking amazing.

What's Next for Elden Ring?

After two long years, FromSoftware finally dropped a release date and gameplay trailer for Elden Ring. Unfortunately, it left much to be desired regarding more detailed information. Then again, this was probably done on purpose. Keeping things a mystery can keep the community buzzing with speculations and theories until Elden Ring releases in January 2022.

Is Elden Ring related to Dark Souls? Why is the mysterious woman from the Souls games in Elden Ring? What exactly is the Elden Ring? Is the Golden Order an enemy or a friend? Are you part of the Golden Order? Are you going to fight that humongous crowned figure revealed at the end of the gameplay trailer?

Since Bandai Namco Entertainment is going to be a part of E3 2021, we can expect a more extensive Elden Ring showcase on June 15.

Ray Ampoloquio
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