Following the official gameplay reveal back in Summer Game Fest, more Elden Ring info was revealed in the game’s Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox pages which recently went live. The pages not only detailed some interesting info about Elden Ring gameplay and lore, it also featured several new screenshots!
One of the most interesting new tidbits about the game is the game’s overview from the PlayStation website. It reads:
“The Golden Order has been broken.
In the Lands Between ruled by Queen Marika the Eternal, the Elden Ring, the source of the Erdtree, has been shattered.
Marika’s offspring, demigods all, claimed the shards of the Elden Ring known as the Great Runes, and the mad taint of their newfound strength triggered a war: The Shattering. A war that meant abandonment by the Greater Will.
And now the guidance of grace will be brought to the Tarnished who were spurned by the grace of gold and exiled from the Lands Between.
Ye dead who yet live, your grace long lost, follow the path to the Lands Between beyond the foggy sea to stand before the Elden Ring.
And become the Elden Lord.”
While details about Elden Ring’s story have been revealed in various interviews with director Hidetaka Miyazaki, this overview finally gives us a succinct description of the game’s premise.
In case you’re unfamiliar, Elden Ring is the next upcoming game from Hidetaka Miyazaki and FromSoftware, the creators of Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. While Elden Ring will follow in the footsteps of Miyazaki’s previous games, what makes it different is that it will feature an open world, as well as integrate features from the previous FromSoftware games. On top of these, the game’s lore is written by George R. R. Martin, the creator of A Song of Ice and Fire.
Elden Ring releases on January 21, 2022 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.