Elden Ring Release Date, Reviews, System Requirements, Price, Gameplay, and More
Elden Ring – the next action role-playing title – is set to launch on PC and consoles on Friday, bringing developer FromSoftware’s latest Souls-like experience. Considered one of the most anticipated titles of 2022, Elden Ring was created in collaboration with Game of Thrones author George RR Martin, who penned the mythos for the upcoming title. And naturally in addition, players can expect to see familiar elements from the Souls series and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Starting Friday, players will be able to traverse the Lands Between as part of their quest to collect the fragments of the Elden Ring, also known as the Great Runes. Players will need to search for the missing Runes to restore the ring and become Lord Elden. Elden Ring is expected to feature elements from the Souls series – such as resting and fast travel using Sites of Lost Grace (or bonfires) – while adding a few notable new improvements.
One of the biggest changes to developer FromSoftware’s Souls-like Elden Ring title is the new open-world design, allowing players to explore six main regions. While previous Dark Souls titles also allowed players to roam freely, it seems Elden Ring was designed to offer this on a grander scale. The game also features the ability to find and locate places of interest using markers.
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Meanwhile, Elden Ring will also allow players to engage in combat and horse jumping, which can come in handy in certain situations. Summoning will allow players to call on friendly characters to help them out in a difficult situation.
In 2019, Elden Ring game director Hidetaka Miyazaki spoke about how Martin of Game of Thrones fame contributed to the game. Martin and Miyazaki had several free and creative conversations in which the director told him about the game, and Martin used these conversations to create the mythos of the game – and the Lands Between in which the game is set.
Martin revealed in 2021 that his writing for Elden Ring was complete while the title was in the early stages of development. “I worked out, you know, a pretty detailed background for them and then they took it from there, so it’s really been several years since I last saw them,” said Martin, adding that he would be “as excited as everyone to see it.
With that, here’s everything you need to know about Elden Ring before it arrives on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series S/X, and Xbox One consoles later this week.
Elden Ring Release Date
Elden Ring is set to release Friday, February 25 on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, and Xbox One.
Elden Ring Unlock Time
Console gamers in India will be able to play Elden Ring a little earlier than PC gamers, as the game will unlock on PlayStation and Xbox globally at midnight local time on February 25, the developer recently revealed.
Meanwhile, PC players in India will be able to play Elden Ring starting at 4:30 a.m. IST on February 25. The game is available for preload in India on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X.
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Elden Ring Awards, Editions
The upcoming Elden Ring game is priced at Rs. 2,499 for the standard PC edition on Steam. Meanwhile, Elden Ring is priced at Rs. 3,999 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X. It is available for purchase from PlayStation Store and Xbox Store websites.
Players can also pick up the Deluxe Edition which includes the full game, plus a digital artbook and the soundtrack. Players who pre-order the game on Steam will receive bonus content including an adventure guide and a bonus gesture that can be used in-game – this can also be unlocked through gameplay.
The Elden Ring Deluxe Edition costs Rs. 2,999 on PC, Rs. 5,800 on Xbox and Rs. 5,699 on PlayStation consoles.
For those who want to grab Elden Ring on disc in India, Elden Ring is available on Amazon, Game Loot, Games the Shop and Prepaid Gamer Card.
System Requirements For Elden Ring PC
Developer FromSoftware announced the system requirements for Elden Ring PC in February. They are the following —
Minimum system requirements for Elden Ring
- Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
- GPU: AMD Radeon RX 580 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
- RAM: 12 GB
- Operating System: Windows 10
- Storage: 60 GB
Recommended System Requirements for Elden Ring
- Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
- GPU: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (8 GB) or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB)
- RAM: 16 GB
- Operating system: Windows 10 or Windows 11
- Storage: 60 GB
Elden Ring Game
Players who have played previous Souls or Bloodborne titles and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will find gameplay in Elden Games quite similar to the aforementioned titles, including casting spells, rolling, and more. However, the game also introduces new gameplay features such as mounted combat.
Those who played old Souls games will also remember the popular summon feature that allows players to call on allies to aid them in battle. In Elden Ring, players will also be able to summon creatures as spirits, which might come in handy in specific situations.
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As the game progresses, players will also face a natural progression of weather and time of day, with 24-hour day and night cycles and rain, storms, and snow. The game also features several powerful monsters, including a fire-breathing dragon.
In addition to combat, players will also be able to craft new items while on the move. FromSoftware didn’t shy away from showing users some of the game’s history, unlike older Souls titles. However, players don’t have to worry about revealing the plot, most of the game’s plot is still shrouded in mystery.
Elden Ring players can expect multiplayer support in the form of cooperative gameplay. This means that players will be able to summon their friends, to help them in battle. This is a well-known feature from the Souls series, where players appear as ghosts when summoned.
Elden Ring Campaign Duration
According to Elden Ring producer Yasuhiro Kitao, Elden Ring has a main campaign that lasts around 30 hours. Kitao revealed that the 30-hour goal was actually set during development. “The game as a whole is quite massive and contains several dozen hours of additional gameplay, but if we’re only talking about the main route, it shouldn’t take much more than 30 hours,” Kitao said.
Elden Ring Trailer
In June 2021, developer FromSoftware revealed the first gameplay trailer for Elden Ring, while also revealing the game’s January release date, which was later pushed back to February 25. The three-minute trailer showed off many classic Souls features, including the ability to rest at bonfires, fast travel and stab enemies from behind (Backstab) and mounted combat, and a stealth mode for outflanking enemies and run away.
In a recent gameplay trailer, FromSoftware gives players a good look at the world of Elden Ring, including the Tarnished and Exiled heroes who have lost the Ring’s grace. Players get a good look at the enemies and monsters they will face in the game and show off the vast landscapes they can explore in the game. Players can also take a look at some of the classes they can select, including including the new Prophet and Wretch classes. Meanwhile, the launch trailer for the upcoming Elden Ring title has just been released and shows off the massive open-world design, as well as some in-game combat, which features elements from previous Dark Souls games. The trailer is nearly three minutes long and shows several battles with monsters and creatures including massive dragons and crustaceans.
Elden Ring Review
According to several reports, the first reviews of Elden Ring will be available from February 23 at 8:30 p.m. IST / 7 a.m. PT / 3 p.m. GMT. Yes, that’s when FromSoftware’s review embargo ended.
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