Today Bandai Namco and FromSoftware had a couple of announcements to make about Elden Ring.
First of all, the game has been delayed and it’ll now release on February 25, 2022. This is not a big delay, as it was supposed to release roughly one month before, on January 21.
We also learn that a closed network test will be hosted between November 12 and 14, with registrations due by November 1. You can register and try your luck here.
You can watch the new teaser below.
You can also read some comments from director Hidetaka Miyazaki and from Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin, who is working on world-building, on top of additional details from Miyazaki-san himself.
If you’re unfamiliar with Elden Ring here’s how Bandai Namco describes it.
“The Golden Order has been broken. Rise, Tarnished, and be guided by grace to brandish the power of the Elden Ring and become an Elden Lord in the Lands Between.
ELDEN RING, developed by FromSoftware Inc. and produced by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., is a fantasy action-RPG and FromSoftware’s largest game to date, set within a world full of mystery and peril.
A NEW FANTASY WORLD
Journey through the Lands Between, a new fantasy world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki, creator of the influential DARK SOULS video game series, and George R. R. Martin, author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Unravel the mysteries of the Elden Ring’s power. Encounter adversaries with profound backgrounds, characters with their own unique motivations for helping or hindering your progress, and fearsome creatures.
WORLD EXPLORATION IN THE LANDS BETWEEN
ELDEN RING features vast fantastical landscapes and shadowy, complex dungeons that are connected seamlessly. Traverse the breathtaking world on foot or on horseback, alone or online with other players, and fully immerse yourself in the grassy plains, suffocating swamps, spiraling mountains, foreboding castles, and other sites of grandeur on a scale never seen before in a FromSoftware title.
Create your character in FromSoftware’s refined action-RPG and define your playstyle by experimenting with a wide variety of weapons, magical abilities, and skills found throughout the world. Charge into battle, pick off enemies one-by-one using stealth, or even call upon allies for aid. Many options are at your disposal as you decide how to approach exploration and combat.”
Elden Ring will release for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.