After a two-year absence, Elden Ring received a new trailer for Summer Game Fest today. Plus the launch date is set for January 21, 2022, for both the new and the latest generation of consoles.
The long-awaited trailer is full of familiar elements for fans from From Software’s Souls series. Big, even colossal enemies, a dark fantasy world and ghosts from other worlds that could potentially help (or harm) the player. In terms of gameplay, this is a lot of Souls game.
There is some news in the Elden Ring trailer, such as mounting, as the player is seen touring the world on a flying horse. It’s clear from the trailer that the Elden Ring is bigger than any Souls From Software game created before it, and since the mystery of the Elden Ring is likely to confuse players long after its release, we can at least marvel at the scale of the Elden Ring works.
The long wait for the Elden Ring
Elden Ring was first announced at E3 201
Despite blockbuster news that two of the biggest entertainment fantasy writers have worked on a game together, Eldon Ring has been dormant for the past two years. This prompted the fan community to grow and speculate intensely on the Elden Ring. Software, apparently bidding their time, thanked the fans for their support, but still held back the next big information drop.
The wait seems to have allowed From Software to unveil not only a new gameplay trailer, but also a release date. And there will certainly be a lot of things for the community to chew on until it comes out in 2022. Who is the mysterious woman (Souls’ main game), what is the Elden Ring or the Golden Order? And who is that monstrous crowned figure at the end of the trailer?
Trailer photos of Elden Ring Summer Game Fest
Summer Game Fest comes just before E3 2021 this week, which will include showcases of games from Xbox, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Nintendo, Devolver Digital and more. E3 2021 and surrounding events also make up IGN’s Summer of Gaming (not to be confused with Summer Game Fest), which will include even more game announcements this week and beyond.
If you enjoy Summer Game Fest, be sure to check out the E3 2021 schedule and everything else planned for IGN’s Summer of Gaming.
MattTM Kim is an IGN news editor.