News of the next project from From Software, the creator of Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and the recently released Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, was leaked just ahead of Microsoft’s E3 press conference. Called, Elden Ring, this new IP from the brilliant mind of Hidetaka Miyazaki grabbed attentions for how its story was written in close collaboration with Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire writer George R.R. Martin.
It seems the leaks were true, as Microsoft unveiled a cinematic trailer of Elden Ring at their E3 press conference on June 9, 2019.
What follows is a small segment of what appears to be a mace, after which you can see someone striking an anvil in a dark and magical area. Followed by this is an armored woman who equips herself with an arm, possibly the same one shown at the start.
Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of this trailer is how clearly it shows the signature artwork and design From Software is so well known for yet appears to have the world building that has made George R.R. Martin the famed writer he is.
High fantasy seems to be the genre, and we’re expecting it to have the same infamous difficulty that From Software titles are known for.
As expected for a first trailer, there was no gameplay, but it’s hard not to get excited given From Soft’s fantastic track record in recent years with the Dark Souls 3, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Having George R.R. Martin to spice up the challenging gameplay and fantastic world design with an intriguing and convoluted story will only give Souls fans more intense throes of anticipation.
Elden Ring will be published by Bandai Namco and is expected to be From Software’s largest game to date, with horse riding being an integral part of the gameplay and multiple kingdoms coming into play.
Although Elden Ring was shown at the Microsoft E3 press conference, it will also be available for PS4 in addition to Xbox One and PC.
Source: Boss Fight Database