The video game everyone has been waiting for finally debuted its first gameplay trailer during today’s nearly two-hour Summer Game Fest livestream. Geoff Keighley and FromSoftware closed out the show with one of the most epic video game trailers I’ve ever seen. While we wait for the trailer to go public, I thought you might want to see some screenshots I snapped during the show.
Elden Ring is the latest game from the Dark Souls developer, but it’s being made with George R.R. Martin, the author of Game Of Thrones. I’m not sure how that collaboration works or what kind of influence Martin will have in the storytelling department—he’s a bit wordier than Hideo Miyazaki—but I’m excited to find out.
The trailer showed off a number of the game’s heroes, enemies and bosses, while cryptic Souls-style narration plays over the action. The Elden Ring itself is an important totem in this game’s mythology, but it’s all so vague it’s impossible to say what it means just yet.
Mounts show up in the trailer as well, though they’re not your typical horses. These ones can run up walls and leap high into the air. The Dark Souls summon system also appears to be back, with phantoms to play co-op or PvP with. It looks incredible. I have devolved into a gushing fanboy here and I feel no shame.
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Check out the screenshots below. Again, these were snapped from a livestream trailer so they’re not as HD or pretty as the official ones will be. I’ll update this post with more when they drop which should be soon.
Okay I got a big batch of official screenshots from Bandai Namco. Check out the lot in the tweets below:
I. AM. HYPE. Praise the sun! Umbasa!
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