After almost two years of complete silence, FromSoftware's Elden Ring finally marked its return at Summer Game Fest: Kickoff Live with a brand new trailer and a release date. It will release on both PlayStation 5 and PS4 on 21st January 2022. Yes, it made its comeback and got a confirmed date all in one go! The game will support a free upgrade to the PS5 version if you buy it on PS4.
Rise, Tarnished, and be guided by grace to brandish the power of the Elden Ring and become an Elden Lord in the Lands Between. In the Lands Between ruled by Queen Marika the Eternal, the Elden Ring, the source of the Erdtree, has been shattered. Marika's offspring, demigods all, claimed the shards of the Elden Ring known as the Great Runes, and the mad taint of their newfound strength triggered a war: The Shattering. A war that meant abandonment by the Greater Will. And now the guidance of grace will be brought to the Tarnished who were spurned by the grace of gold and exiled from the Lands Between. Ye dead who yet live, your grace long lost, follow the path to the Lands Between beyond the foggy sea to stand before the Elden Ring.
As part of a press release, director Hidetaka Miyazaki said: "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. 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."
Gameplay footage showcased just some of the world we can look forward to exploring, complete with some grotesque enemies and combat. Yup, it looks like a Souls game and we're all here for it. Share your hype in the comments below.