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Elden Ring, a game from George R.R. Martin and FromSoftware, revealed at E3

Our first look at the new fantasy action-RPG

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Elden Ring, the new action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware in collaboration with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, was officially unveiled at Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2019 press conference on Sunday.

The first trailer for Elden Ring was a pre-rendered teaser that set the mood for the game, featuring a familiar grim and mysterious FromSoftware aesthetic.

Published by Bandai Namco, Elden Ring is said to be FromSoftware’s “largest game to date” and “a fantasy action-RPG adventure set within a world created by [Dark Souls series creator] Hidetaka Miyazaki … and George R.R. Martin, author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series.”

“Collaborating with George R.R. Martin to create the Elden Ring mythos has been a genuinely delightful experience and a source of wonderful inspiration,” said Hidetaka Miyazaki, game director on Elden Ring, in a press release. “The team is working hard to ensure that the world of Elden Ring will be a fascinating place for players to explore, filled with peril and wonder from its furthest reaches to its lowest depths. This is a FromSoftware title through and through, rich in fantasy and RPG action. We sincerely hope you look forward to it.”

“Building the world of Elden Ring with Miyazaki-san and his team was a treat!” said George R.R. Martin. “The graphics, mythos, and action-RPG gameplay will deliver an unforgettable experience. I can’t wait for people to see what Elden Ring has in store for them.”

Elden Ring does not have a confirmed release date. The game is also coming to PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

The long-rumored game leaked ahead of E3 2019, alongside a handful of other Bandai Namco games, including Tales of Arise and Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered.

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