All we know about The Elden Ring game

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Since its initial reveal in 2019, we have been patiently -but painfully- awaiting for more information on FromSoftware’s newest Soul-like game, written and conditioned with the help of Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin, The Elden Ring game comes to us promptly in February 2022 and we thought we were prepared for the menu, but we doubt you could even imagine. 

So far, what we know about the game is far more from the initial reveal back at the E3, and although the delay on the release date kept us on edge for more possible eventual setbacks, the producer has set the release date for February 25th and we are more than ready to traverse the open world that FromSoftware announced for The Elden Ring game. So, without further ado, here are some of the most exciting news we have about the game and what we can expect from it once it hits stores. 

The lands between setting

With the gameplay trailer shown at the Summer Game Fest event, we had a good look at the Lands Between, the world written by G. R. R. Martin and main setting, open world grounds for our characters to prowl. In the six main zones you will encounter underground dungeons with plenty of bosses to defeat and secrets to uncover. FromSoftware has set the bar high on itself with his biggest and most dynamic game world as the Lands Between host a day and night cycle that offers versatility and texture to the playability. The fact that you can traverse it with your mount, or the jump button makes us think that there will be plenty of fields to discover and a bit of rubber banding to do in this open world. 

All we know about The Elden Ring game

The three minute trailer also showed off several gameplay scenes and familiar actions that we know all too well from other Soul games, still and all, it left quite a shroud of secrecy around key elements like the narrative, and story intricacies. We also know The Elden Ring game will definitely be more character driven, as we have been presented with lots of information regarding The Tarnished, individuals from the game’s lore that fell from grace from the Erdtree, as a main character/focus for the “race”. With the rupture of the ring, the Tarnished are called back to the Lands Between and this sets the impetus and starting point for the whole game as you create your Tarnished and seek out to become the Elden Lord. 

New things, old things

Although it might feel like a game heavily inspired in Dark Souls, The Elden Ring will be showing off quite a repertoire of new feats that FromSoftware has been stacking and showing since the previews in the hands-off events hosted for fans. Here are some of the new things we know so far that the game will be showcasing: 

The open world, as mentioned before, called the Land between, will be a great expanse to roam, with over six different main areas and underground dungeons. Jumping and Riding will be an available option for your character, and it will have the ability to fight while horseback riding. Guard Counter, and attack right after blocking will be part of the game mechanics and fight sequence. A viewable world map which will have the option to be marked upon and is gathered in parts throughout the gameplay.  

All we know about The Elden Ring

Many other new bits and pieces are also part of our findings but these are also tied to how the game works so we rather not ruin that for you in case you would like to find out once in the game. And as with the Soulsborne likeness the game holds, The Elden Ring also exposes many features present in past installments of FromSoftware: co-op playability, Player versus Player combat, Bonfires (Now called ‘Sites of Lost Grace’), bloodstains for added ambiance, and some others. 

Combat, classes and multiplayer 

Based on the gameplay previews and direct sources of the game, we have a bit of information regarding combat, classes and how the multiplayer will operate; and is no surprise the combat mechanics are similar to the Soulsborne game set, but also makes it a strong selling point. Key differences for combat are really the stealth and as briefly mentioned, the mounted combat, the summons abilities and much less restricted skills for weapons. 

The Elden Ring

As for classes, and take a page from soul games as well, these will most likely decide your starting abilities, stats and gear, with added customization to make it your own. The classes known so far are warrior, enchanted knight, prophet, champion, bloody wolf, prisoner, bandit, astrologer, vagabond, hero, confesor and samurai. Lastly, asynchronous multiplayer capabilities have been confirmed and will support up to four players per session, with the help of the summons of ghost like players to let your friends help you plow through the Lands Between. 


With all these talks of open worldness and dragons you might be wondering, what juice will this machine suck to run such a thing? Well, here are the main requirements you PC should host if you want to run and enjoy the game to its fullest potential, as per FromSoftware, these will be the recommended setups: 

  • OS: Windows 10, or Windows 11
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K, or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics: 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or 8GB AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
  • DirectX: DirectX 12 (Feature Level 12.0)
  • Storage: 60 GB

Early thoughts about the game

With all these facts that we have gathered about the game, we are holding our excitement for the actual release since the whole offering sounds as promising and the base for a great gaming experience, just as we imagined. But this only adds to the suspense around The Elden Ring and how the final product will hold towards the expectation of big worlds and great conquers. This game will most likely be devoured by seasoned soul players, but it will also appeal to any new players which always wanted to give Dark Souls a try. 

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