Finally, almost a month after our latest trailer, we’re getting details about the story of Elden Ring, as well as gameplay features, lore, and more.
Elden Ring is one of the most highly-anticipated games of 2022, and fans are eager to hear more. So far, details about the upcoming FromSoftware title have been sparse, but we finally have more to go off.
The upcoming collaboration between Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin looks to be the most ambitious Souls game of all time. And with the game finally adopting an open-world setting, we’ve been wondering more about the intriguing setting.
Check out the latest trailer and official Elden Ring release date here!
Now, Bandai Nambo is revealing new details about the Elden Ring story and background lore. What’s more, we’re hearing more about upcoming gameplay mechanics that players will utilize to survive in the Lands Between.
New Elden Ring Story, Lore Details – July 2021
As with any Souls game, Elden Ring has a complex story and detailed lore to explore. Here’s what we know about the world prior to launch:
Elden Ring takes place in the Lands Between, a world ruled by Queen Marika the Eternal. Here, the Elden Ring itself, source of the Erdtree, has been shattered.
Marika’s own offspring, a series of Demigods, each claimed shards of the Elden Ring for themselves. These shards are known as the Great Runes, and their strength led to a war known as The Shattering.
Now, the Greater Will has abandoned the land, and the player’s journey begins. Playing as the Tarnished, your ancestors once called the Lands Between home, but your light of grace was lost, leading to expulsion from the kingdom
The Tarnished’s fate is to return to brandish the power of the Elden Ring as an Elden Lord, at least so the legend goes.
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Elden Ring Gameplay Details
Those familiar with past FromSoftware titles might think they know what to expect with Elden Ring. But it looks like this installment will be introducing a few new features for the franchise.
As we saw in the incredible Elden Ring Summer Game Fest trailer, mounts will be a part of the open-world experience. Players can travel to grassy plains, suffocating swamps, spiraling mountains, foreboding castles, and more, on foot or horseback.
FromSoftware promises to deliver a scale “never seen before” in its upcoming title. And when it comes to combat, players can define their playstyle with RPG elements.
Choose between a wide variety of weapons, skills, and even magic to broaden your arsenal. And whether you want to charge into battle, strike from the shadows, or even summon allies to your side, the choice is yours.
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The environment, weather, and even the time of day will aid you if you’re clever enough to use it. And of course, there’s a brutal art of combat to study, with well-timed dodges and parries being crucial to your survival.
When it comes to other residents of the Lands Between, these inhabitants may have answers for you, if you can provide aid. And when facing the Demigods, you can choose between craving power or seeking understanding.
“Ultimately, your journey will be defined by the strength of your own ambition. The greater your goals, the greater the challenge will be. Should you choose to claim the Lands Between as your birthright then yes, you must fight.
And yes, you may die. But you will return to fight again. For that is how a champion – or a Lord – is born.”
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And, although Elden Ring is coming to last-gen consoles as well as PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, could it be one of the final games to do so? Recently, Xbox Boss Phil Spencer indicated when Xbox One support will end as we transition to next-gen.