Following its gameplay trailer and release date reveal, FromSoftware’s Elden Ring has received numerous new details courtesy of Bandai Namco’s official site. It notes the “fantastical landscapes” that players will explore and that connect seamlessly with the “shadowy, complex dungeons.” Though one could travel on foot, they’ll also have the benefit of horseback as they venture across “grassy plains, suffocating swamps, spiraling mountains, foreboding castles and other sites of grandeur.”
Most notable is the confirmation of online play, allowing players to venture the world with their friends much like Dark Souls and Bloodborne. Those bummed by the options in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice can also rejoice – Elden Ring will provide a “wide variety of weapons, magical abilities, and skills.” These can be found as players journey throughout The Lands Between. If you’re keen on charging headfirst or using stealth to fight foes, the gameplay promises plenty of options for both exploration and combat.
Elden Ring is set to release on January 21st 2022 for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5 and PC. Those purchasing the game on previous-gen platforms can avail of free upgrades to the Xbox Series X/S (via Smart Delivery) and PS5 versions. For more details on the story, head here.