Elden Ring: Everything We Know Ahead Of E3 2021

As we go into E3 2021, we're rounding up everything we know about some of the games we hope to see at the show, like Elden Ring.

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Developer From Software sure is keeping details about Elden Ring close to the chest, but we do know a bit about the upcoming game, which we hope to see at E3 2021. [Update: A new Elden Ring trailer has premiered during Summer Games Fest.]

When talking to GameSpot, Spencer said, "As somebody who's played all of Miyazaki's games over at least the last decade, [Elden Ring] is clearly the most ambitious game that he's done. I mean, I love his games, but seeing some of the gameplay mechanics stuff that he's tackling, he and the team are tackling this time, of the setting, working with another creator in terms of story. I love it."

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Release Date

The new Elden Ring trailer has confirmed a release date of January 21, 2022.

What We Know And Expect At E3 2021

Made in collaboration with Game Of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, From Software's Elden Ring takes place in an open world that's full of different kingdoms that are each ruled by a powerful entity. When you defeat a ruler, you gain their unique power--a system that sounds like (but isn't confirmed to be) how you can acquire the abilities and weapons of Dark Souls bosses by transfiguring their souls.

Earlier this year, clips of a behind-the-scenes look at Elden Ring leaked online. They seemed to be of a very old build of the game, though--not much help in figuring out what the game looks like now. Hopefully, From Software is ready to show off a bit more of Elden Ring at E3 2021. The developer first showcased the game at Microsoft's press conference at E3 2019, so it stands to reason that if Elden Ring if coming to E3 this year, it will be revealed at the Xbox & Bethesda conference on June 13.

Platforms

Elden Ring is scheduled to launch for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. No word on current gen console versions, but we're betting that the game makes its way to Xbox Series X|S and PS5 at some point.

PC System Specs

From Software hasn't yet revealed the minimum or recommended PC specs for Elden Ring.

Trailers

We have one single trailer for Elden Ring. It was released during E3 2019, when Elden Ring was first announced. The trailer, embedded below, utilizes imagery and themes seen in Demon's Souls and the Dark Souls trilogy--which, granted, makes a lot of sense given that From Software likes to pull from its Souls games well when designing new games.

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Multiplayer Details

No multiplayer details have been revealed for Elden Ring--heck, the game might not even have a multiplayer component.

DLC/Microtransaction Details

Developer From Software has not released any details concerning how (or even whether) Elden Ring will support post-launch content, such as DLC expansions and microtransaction-focused cosmetics.

Preorder

Despite knowing practically nothing about the game, you can already preorder Elden Ring. The Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game are available for preorder at Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop for $60 USD. There are currently no bonuses tied to preordering the game.

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