Bandai Namco has updated the official Elden Ring website, revealing a number of details on the setting and game systems. For example, it became known that during a battle the weather and the time of day matter.
Players will take on the role of a Tarnished character (similar to Chosen Undead or Ashen One from Dark Souls), and explore the open world on foot or on horseback, which can obviously take very long jumps. The goal will be to earn the title of Elden Lord, which is spoken of in the legends.
To do this, you need to collect the ring, which was destroyed, and six of its fragments are in the possession of the bosses – the lords of the territories.
During the journey we will meet “enemies with a deep past; characters with their own motives, helping or hindering our progress; and terrifying beasts, ”the game’s website says.
There will be side quests in the game, but it is not clear yet if they will be in the form of other RPGs or in the style of Dark Souls, where there is no detailed diary, map markers and a compass.
The Elden Ring universe will offer “vast, fantastical landscapes and dark, complex and fluidly interconnected dungeons,” a variety of open-world biomes “on a scale never seen before from FromSoftware.” Players will be able to “take advantage of the terrain, weather and time of day to gain an advantage in battle.”
Elden Ring will be released on January 21st on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S.