Elden Ring, one of the most anticipated video games for the first part of the year, has achieved ‘Gold’ status. This means the game is now complete and can begin shipping wholesale for a global release expected on February 25, 2022. Until then, the developers will spend their time polishing the experience for the usual ‘zero-day’ patch that is often released alongside the game itself.
“Arise, Lightless, and may grace guide you to embrace the power of the Circle of Elden and rise as lord of the Circle in the Middle Lands.” An action role-playing game set in a fantasy world created by the developer is promoted by Hidetaka Miyazaki and novelist George RR Martin. Two crucial characters consider previous works, the best known respectively, the Souls game saga and the adaptation of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels to the Game of Thrones series.
Miyazaki already commented on the influences of the Demon’s Souls and Bloodborne trilogy on the game and that George RR Martin’s contribution would be more significant than we might think. Elden Ring promises a big open world created from scratch, combining fantasy landscapes from different environments (plains, mountains, or swamps) and a good number of dungeons to overcome and connect smoothly and without interruptions with the general map.
A world that can be traveled on foot or horseback, alone or online with other players, who will be able to create the main character according to their needs, through a wide range of weapons, magical powers, abilities, and other elements that can be made after finding them at the explore the length and breadth of the world. There will be stealth for those who do not want to jump into combat head-on, and we will have allies to ask for help.
In the technical section, considering that its graphics engine is the same as the one used for Dark Souls III, we do not expect a revolution. However, the game looks quite good in the previews and more than the excellent graphics we ask for in «play» with capital letters.
Elden’s ring is finished.
After quite a few delays than expected due to COVID, the game is finished. From the FromSoftware studio chaired by Miyazaki, they have taken advantage of the Taipei Game Show 2022 event to announce the ‘gold’ phase. They have published new videos and images and commented on additional details such as the game time.
The primary campaign of Elden Ring can be overcome in just 30 hours, producer Yasuhiro Kitao explained. However, that will only be part of the game, as it will feature ” many dozens ” of hours of additional content. In addition, “technically, it will be impossible to reach 100% in the first game ” due to the different endings that the game offers. To this, we must add the replayability of this type of game, and like other FromSoftware titles, once the game is completed, you can take your team to the beginning and play again against boosted enemies.
Elden Ring will be available on February 25 for PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Xbox One and Series X|S. It has a base price of 59 euros and particular premium and collector’s editions, which have been sold out for a long time. Very good looking.