Elden Ring, George R.R

Yolanda Curtis
June 10, 2019

Touted as an epic collaboration between Bandai Namco, FromSoftware, and Game of Thrones producer George R.R. Martin, players were treated to a first look at an all-new adventure called Elden Ring.

Elden Ring is coming soon to Xbox One and PC.

Microsoft on Sunday took the wraps off Elden Ring, a new Xbox video game, during its E3 expo briefing at Microsoft Theater.

The game is being developed by Fromsoft, published by Bandai Namco, and there's not much else to say about it other than it exists.

The trailer aired during the press conference didn't reveal any actual gameplay, but gave us a lot of moody high fantasy imagery of a tattooed man forging a mighty hammer, an armored warrior woman, and all manner of ominous talk about impending doom and the destruction of the titular Elden Ring. "Elden Ring's world was constructed using this mythos and stimulus as a base".

We have no shortage of questions in the meantime: will it be more satisfying than Game of Thrones' final season? This is a FromSoftware title through and through, rich in fantasy and RPG action. "Among those areas, you will also find intricately designed, multi-layered castles and such", Miyazaki explained. "Boss fights are something we enjoy making and make up one of the climaxes to this title as well".

Unlike Sekiro, which had a named protagonist, Elden Ring moves back towards the Dark Souls formula of creating a character in traditional RPG fashion.

Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki detailed what it was like collaborating with Martin in an interview with Xbox Wire, noting that the pair have had plenty of "free and creative conversations regarding the game" which Martin used as a base to "write the overarching mythos for the game world itself". In other words, it sounds like a flawless union between Martin and Miyazaki's sensibilities and has the makings of an wonderful game.

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