New Elden Ring trailer reveals gameplay, January 21, 2022 release date

Elden Ring
Elden Ring (Image credit: Bandai Namco)

What you need to know

  • A new Elden Ring trailer was shown off during Summer Game Fest.
  • The trailer showcased gameplay as well as elements of the story.
  • Elden Ring's release date was also revealed in the trailer. It's slated to launch on January 21, 2022.

FromSoftware's upcoming action RPG Elden Ring made a surprise appearance ahead of E3 2021 during Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest show in the form of a brand new trailer that showcased some of Elden Ring's gameplay as well as elements of the game's story and world. You can watch the trailer below:

As many fans have come to expect based on comments made by FromSoftware president Hidetaka Miyazaki, the gameplay of Elden Ring appears to be very similar to that of the Dark Souls series, complete with an emphasis on dodging and melee combat (magic is an available option, too). In addition to the presence of FromSoftware's bread-and-butter, there are also brand new mechanics such as mounted horse combat and exploration.

Something else that the trailer revealed was Elden Ring's release date, which is January 21, 2022. This is exciting, as up until now, we've had no information about when to expect the game's arrival.

Are you excited for Elden Ring to arrive on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, and Windows 10 (and Windows 11) PCs? Let me know. It may end up being one of the best Xbox One role-playing games ever, so we're definitely keeping a close eye on it. Notably, it's available for preorder now for $60, too.

Brendan Lowry

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