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From Software's Elden Ring Releasing January 21st 2022; Official Gameplay Reveal Trailer Released

If you're a fan of From Software's games - and that requires that you have slight masochistic tendencies and enjoy evocative world building more than most - there are good news for you. From Software has confirmed that the game will be released come January 21st 2022 in all major platforms - including the all-dominating PC sphere. The game's worldbuilding has been crafted by both From Software's veteran Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin (of Game of Thrones fame), and will feature an open-world game with horse riding and the usual From Software design philosophy. Check out the game's trailer after the break, and as always: prepare to die.
Source: DSO Gaming
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19 Comments on From Software's Elden Ring Releasing January 21st 2022; Official Gameplay Reveal Trailer Released

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lynx29
I hope it's more than just open world Dark Soul's personally. I'd like to see some new mechanics/creativity/original thought... otherwise imo its just a "safe" cash grab, and those always come across as boring to me at the end of the day.
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ZoneDymo
InhaleOblivionThis warms my Dark Soul.
Kindle the flame brother!
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mak1skav
Is it me or do the graphics look quite outdated?
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Fouquin
mak1skavIs it me or do the graphics look quite outdated?
That's how I've felt about all the Souls games, even Bloodborne (though the design concepts of that game helped cover up the quality issues). I think if the mechanics are tight, the gameplay is good, and maybe decent story/world lore on top will be enough to overlook some dated graphics. 8K textures in a souls game don't help you pull off parries and dodges.
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DeathtoGnomes
lynx29I hope it's more than just open world Dark Soul's personally. I'd like to see some new mechanics/creativity/original thought... otherwise imo its just a "safe" cash grab, and those always come across as boring to me at the end of the day.
not likely to have new mechanics, all of them have b een thought out and implemented in one game or another. All thats left is basically story telling and the illusion of randomness of game decisions affecting outcomes.


To save time developing, the graphics will likely be updated in a patch after release day.
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Solaris17
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mak1skavIs it me or do the graphics look quite outdated?
Yeah thats like the first thing I noticed. This is meh. Personally I want another armored core.
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lynx29
DeathtoGnomesnot likely to have new mechanics, all of them have b een thought out and implemented in one game or another. All thats left is basically story telling and the illusion of randomness of game decisions affecting outcomes.


To save time developing, the graphics will likely be updated in a patch after release day.
the elden ring itself should have like a time rewind mechanic like prince of persia sands of time, would make things really fun imo. even if you died and saw a neat strategy around it only 5 seconds after or something. im really not a fan of dark souls series, so i will pass on this one. its not really skill imo. just die x amount of times until you finally learn y amount of movements. if thats all skill is, sounds boring to me. i like "creative skill" i have come across it in a few games, but not many.
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Upgrayedd
FouquinThat's how I've felt about all the Souls games, even Bloodborne (though the design concepts of that game helped cover up the quality issues). I think if the mechanics are tight, the gameplay is good, and maybe decent story/world lore on top will be enough to overlook some dated graphics. 8K textures in a souls game don't help you pull off parries and dodges.
I thought they did a good job with the Demon's Souls remake. (The best souls game)
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#11
Minus Infinity
Surely Elden Souls would have been the appropriate title. A lot of monsters look the same, game play is the same, only the environments have been changed, but they still look way too familiar.
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#12
rere252
UpgrayeddI thought they did a good job with the Demon's Souls remake. (The best souls game)
The remake wasn't handled by FromSoftware. The task was instead given to Bluepoint Games.
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Solid State Soul ( SSS )
mak1skavIs it me or do the graphics look quite outdated?
They are still using the Havok engine that they used for Demon souls and Armored core, upgrading it slightly with each new game

Reading the comments here, TPU comment section is the only place i'v read that have lukewarm reception to this announcement, every other website and its audience are crazy hyped for this game.

How about you guys try to have a little fun every now and then, there's no need to be so pessimistic about even the cool things cause it makes you look smart and deep :oops:
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#14
DeathtoGnomes
lynx29the elden ring itself should have like a time rewind mechanic like prince of persia sands of time, would make things really fun imo. even if you died and saw a neat strategy around it only 5 seconds after or something. im really not a fan of dark souls series, so i will pass on this one. its not really skill imo. just die x amount of times until you finally learn y amount of movements. if thats all skill is, sounds boring to me. i like "creative skill" i have come across it in a few games, but not many.
not sure about the time rewind mechanic how that would affect other players, assuming this will have some sort of multi player.
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MxPhenom 216
ASIC Engineer
Not sure about this idea that graphics look dated. Sure textures seem a bit low res on some assets, but overall the game looks great. And Im not some FromSoftware simp either. I have barely played any of their games.

I may actually play this one. I like the big open world aspect of medieval games.
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#16
Yrd
It looks like Dark Souls 4. No problem with that, just sayin.

It looks like the same engine as DS3.

The hand monster is back.
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#17
Upgrayedd
rere252The remake wasn't handled by FromSoftware. The task was instead given to Bluepoint Games.
I know I was just talking about how the remake is a souls game that looks rather good I thought. I was just referring to 'they' as the team that did the remake.
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lynx29
YrdIt looks like Dark Souls 4. No problem with that, just sayin.

It looks like the same engine as DS3.

The hand monster is back.
yep, they should have just called it that. it's basically all it is.
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#19
Yrd
lynx29yep, they should have just called it that. it's basically all it is.
They made some kind of deal with George. I'm sure they get a few more sales because of his name, than just us souls die hards.
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