Elden Ring grabs a '101 overview' trailer ahead of its Feb 25 release

Elden Ring Gameplay Overview
Elden Ring Gameplay Overview (Image credit: Bandai Namco)

What you need to know

  • A new trailer for From Software's new action-RPG, the Elden Ring has recently been released.
  • This trailer provides an overview of the game's setting, characters, gameplay mechanics and some tips for new players.
  • Elden Ring will launch this week on Feb 25, 2022, Xbox and PlayStation systems and the PC via Steam.

On Feb 25, 2022, the Elden Ring will finally be unleashed onto the world. This is an action RPG created by From Software, the developer responsible for Demon Souls, the Dark Souls series, Bloodborne, and Sekiro among others. To celebrate the launch, the game's publisher, Bandai Namco has recently released a new trailer for Elden Ring.

The trailer gives a comprehensive overview of the game's setting known as the "Lands Between", the strange characters you will meet there, and a small portion of the game's story. It should be noted that Elden Ring's lore was created in collaboration with George R.R. Martin, the author of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" book series.

The overview trailer also provides the audience with a look at Elden Ring's gameplay mechanics such as crafting, combat, and exploration. Players will be using a ghostly steed named Torrent to explore a gigantic open-world filled with dangerous creatures and hidden treasures. Interspersed with open-world exploration are the legacy dungeons, these are massive labrythine areas that contain the game's hardest challenges and story-important boss battles.

All this and more await players curious and brave enough to take up the role of the Tarnished, and journey forth to become the new Elden Lord. Elden Ring is now available for pre-order and it will launch on Feb. 25, 2022. it will be released on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and the PC via Steam.

Alexander Cope

Alexander Cope is a gaming veteran of 30-plus years, primarily covering PC and Xbox games here on Windows Central. Gaming since the 8-bit era, Alexander's expertise revolves around gaming guides and news, with a particular focus on Japanese titles from the likes of Elden Ring to Final Fantasy. Alexander is always on deck to help our readers conquer the industry's most difficult games — when he can pry himself away from Monster Hunter that is!