'Elden Ring' Finally Has a Release Date and New Trailer

The video game by 'Dark Souls' developer FromSoftware and George R. R. Martin is coming at last and it looks incredible

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Jun 10, 2021

After a wait that feels more eternal by the day, FromSoftware has at last announced the official release date for Elden Ring — the insanely anticipated title made alongside Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin.

Today FromSoftware and Dark Souls mastermind Hidetaka Miyazaki confirmed that their Elden Ring will arrive on January 21, 2022, on both current-gen and last-gen consoles, as well as PC. This means Elden Ring is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

The fantasy RPG also even got a new trailer, which was premiered during today's Summer Game Fest Kickoff livestream.

Down below, you can watch the trailer, which actually features gameplay. And yes, it indeed looks like Dark Souls with horses — but in the best way possible.

Back in 2019, Martin and Miyazaki explained that Elden Ring would stick to many of Dark Souls dark fantasy aesthetics, though the upcoming title would be an "open world" adventure where players could still slay — and get slain by — "unique and horrifying" bosses.

"This is a FromSoftware title through and through," Miyazaki said at the time. "We sincerely hope you look forward to it."

Martin added, "Building the world of Elden Ring with Miyazaki and his team was a treat. The graphics, mythos and action-RPG gameplay will deliver an unforgettable experience. I can't wait for people to see what Elden Ring has in store for them."

The last proper FromSoftware game to arrive was Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which came out in 2019. However, Demon's Souls — the game that started all the Souls game — got a PS5 remaster last year by Bluepoint. 

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