Here are the must-see E3 2021 trailers and announcements from Xbox, Nintendo, and more.
Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki revealed more details on Elden Ring and its focus on player freedom.
FromSoftware sheds light on the world of Elden Ring and how being open world changes the gameplay flow from past titles.
Elden Ring looks a lot like previous Souls games, but a new plot synopsis signals a big change to how it handles narrative.
Dark Souls developer FromSoftware and Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin collaborated on the eagerly awaited game.
It’s been a long, long time since we last heard from Elden Ring, and going into today’s Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live event, there were a lot of people hoping that we’d get some more news about the game. Those people go exactly what they were hoping for and more today, as not only did we get our first look … Continue reading
A new Elden Ring trailer was revealed during Summer Game Fest 2021 showing off a January 2022 release date.
The enigmatic Elden Ring mixes Dark Souls and Game of Thrones.
Balancing a studio’s desire to create a challenging game and casual players’ demands for something lighter can be tough. Control did it very well.
What Remains of Edith Finch is a bizarre and gorgeous indie that everyone should play at least once.
This Japanese developer has taken gamers on a variety of treacherous pilgrimages, from the cursed lands of the Souls series to the diseased-ridden streets of Bloodborne’s Yharnam.It’s easy to forget, however, that FromSoftware has been developing games since as early as the original PlayStation, with its take on RPGs finally reaching a refined state once Hidetaka Miyazaki stepped in to direct Demon’s Souls.The game sold well enough to merit four sequels, with polarized opinions when it came to reviews.Mechanically, however, King's Field feels distant from the adventures we know and love today, with more of the company's progression being portrayed by experimentation in the early 2000s.During the dawn of the PlayStation 2 in the early noughties, FromSoftware began to drift away from the King’s Field formula - for better or for worse.SquareSoft’s dominance within the RPG scene had become a force to be reckoned with, solidifying its stronghold with three Final Fantasy titles on the original PlayStation.
The primary commonality between a From Software game and George R. R. Martin’s most popular literary endeavor is that dying happens.Is that a strong enough connection to make a game?Well shit, we’re about to find out, because the rumors are true: Martin and From are collaborating on a new game called Elden Ring.So far, all we know about Elden Ring is what we saw in a trailer shown at the Xbox E3 show this weekend.Details were scarce, but we can gather it’s going to be a dark fantasy game set in a world headed for a breakdown — which sounds a lot like Dark Souls, come to think of it.From president Hidetaka Miyazaki told Xbox Wire the game would be an open-world RPG, and will be full of “things that we weren’t able to do in the Dark Souls series.” His idea of an open world is “a game with a large, open field to play in.” That’s probably the biggest detail thus far that’s different from Dark Souls, and I’d be curious to see what comes of it.
Gamers are already getting something huge from E3 2019 in the form of Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order.But, for gamers that don't want to go to space, Microsoft's E3 keynote also brings with it another game to get hyped for: Elden Ring.This new game is a George R.R.Martin project that was recently leaked, and Microsoft's presentation finally confirms it.Elden Ring is create by FromSoftware, the studio behind the Dark Souls franchise, Bloodbourne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.So, it's likely to combine all the brutality of Dark Souls with the narrative genius of Game of Thrones.
At this year's E3 expo, Xbox announced Elden Ring at its briefing on Sunday at Microsoft Theater.The new game is the creation of From Software's Hidetaka Miyazaki and Game of Thrones' author George R. R. Martin.Check out the trailer here:At E3, most of the big announcements happen during the weekend pressers before the show starts.Sony won't be holding a press conference during the show, nor will it have a booth.On Saturday, Electronic Arts showed off the first 15 minutes of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay, new free-to-download features of Apex Legends, and a new tropical expansion pack for the Sims 4.
In particular, Microsoft finally began paying forward its investment in various acquisitions over the past couple of years to make a huge Xbox Game Studios statement in the form of legitimate gameplay variety.Microsoft reveals first details on “Project Scarlett” game console for 2020Even with that in mind, nobody in the room was surprised to see one game elicit the loudest response: Halo Infinite, now confirmed for "holiday 2020" as a launch title for the code-named Xbox Scarlett console.Unlike the game's E3 2018 tease, this year's reveal revolved around "game engine footage" that bordered on the kind of stuff you'd expect from a pre-rendered sequence.The basic gist we knew: Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin is part of the game's "world development," working in tandem with Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki.That leak didn't include footage of how the game looks in action, and today's brand-new teaser trailer didn't do much to fill that gap.
Among the more eagerly anticipated titles of this year’s E3, Elden Ring leaked out just a few days ago.The forthcoming action role-playing title was created by George R.R.Martin, fresh off the end of his wildly popular HBO series, Game of Thrones.The game made its debut as part of Microsoft’s big E3 kickoff today, as it will be coming to both the Xbox One and Windows PC.It’s going to be arriving on PlayStation 4, as well, but Sony didn’t have its own event this year, leaving Microsoft to bask in all of the glory of FromSoftware’s “largest game to date.”Along with the A Song of Ice and Fire author, Hidetaka Miyazaki is heavily involved in the game.
The planned E3 2019 announcements by publisher Bandai Namco have been leaked before the annual entertainment event, revealing three unannounced games.The three spoiled titles are the rumored collaboration between From Software and Game of Thrones creator George R.R.The leaked information and screenshots were acquired from links on a publicly accessible URL, hosted on Bandai Namco’s servers, that listed the three games, according to Gematsu.The first leaked game is Elden Ring, developed by From Software for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.A new world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) June 7, 2019
Martin and FromSoftware have been in the air for a little while, and now a massive leak on Bandai Namco's website just before E3 2019 has shown off details of the upcoming project called Elden Ring, as spotted by Gematsu.The details mention that the game will come for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, which suggests a launch timeline in the near term before the arrival of a new generation of consoles.It will be a fantasy action-RPG set in a world from Dark Souls' creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R.Martin, the author behind the series A song of Ice and Fire and the Game of Thrones television series that spawned from it.Beyond these details, there's little else revealed, but the game description mentions that "danger and discover lurk around every corner in FromSoftware's largest game to-date."Game of Thrones meets Dark Souls
Martin's video game collaboration with From Software looks to have been leaked late Friday.Reported by CNET sister site GameSpot Friday, the Game of Thrones author's game will be called Elden Ring.The leaks came ahead of E3, the world's biggest video game show, next week.Daniel Ahmad, senior analyst at Niko Partners, tweeted the poster for Elden Ring Friday.Ahmad said the game will see a "new world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R.Martin", and will come to Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
E3 doesn’t technically start until Tuesday, but the leaks are already arriving fast and furious.Now that winter has come from HBO’s Game of Thrones, creator George R.R.Martin’s got several other projects in the works, including, reportedly, a new video game.Looks like everything is leaking before E3.Elden Ring is probably next up.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) June 7, 2019