Elden Ring: a leak reveals all the details of the demo, there is also talk of multiplayer

Elden Ring: a leak reveals all the details of the demo, there is also talk of multiplayer

Elden Ring

New information continues to emerge about Elden Ring and this time talking is a Reddit user who claims to have got their hands on a test version of the game that, judging by the description, does not stray from the online demos seen for Bloodborne, Dark Souls 2 and Dark Souls 3.

Bigmorphix91, this is the name of the author of the post, talks about two different playable classes within the demo: the Traveler and the Deserter One. The first is a warrior armed with a spear and who enjoys the possibility of transporting three consumables for the positioning of a camp thanks to his horse (the other classes can initially carry only one), a sort of hub in which players can quickly scroll time or devote yourself to crafting, inventory management and rest. The Deserter One is instead armed with a sort of mix between a sword and a hammer and comes with a spell similar to the one already seen in Dark Souls (Iron Skin pyromancy) that slows down the protagonist while enhancing his defense. Before choosing the class, the player can watch a short movie that sees the presence of a giant and a red-haired woman, or characters already seen in the announcement trailer. In the course of the rather short video, the origin of the Elden Ring and its effects are explained, but the leaker did not want to expose himself further to avoid spoilers.

The first play area consists of a kind of battlefield filled with undead, dragons and other creatures, but according to the words of the author of the post it was difficult to deal with this section due to the dancing framerate and due to a number of bugs. Problems aside, the user has also revealed the presence of multiplayer, since the cloak worn (which is chosen immediately after the prologue) has a symbol that highlights belonging to a specific faction and consequently adjusts the PvP mechanics and coop.

According to the user, finally, FromSoftware will publish this trial version of the game publicly before the launch, thus allowing everyone to be able to touch the product before purchasing.

While waiting to find out if this information is reliable or not, we remind you of the existence of a dubious rumor about the new Elden Ring gameplay trailer coming on April 8th.

Here's everything we know about the upcoming Elden Ring

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All the information we have about FromSoftware's next fantasy epic.

Whether its the revolutionary franchise Dark Souls, the classic hit that inspired it, Demon's Souls, or the likes of Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, chances are you've heard of developer FromSoftware's games. These titles were designed to be brutally difficult but also immensely satisfying, which is why they've become huge favorites among gamers. Its games have even led to the birth of a new genre called 'Souls-likes,' or games that aim to emulate the feel and flow of Dark Souls games.

FromSoftware's next big adventure is called Elden Ring, and while details about the game are still scarce, there's still plenty for players to be excited about based on what we do know. Here's a look at all the information we have about Elden Ring.

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Elden Ring...oh, Elden Ring!

Elden Ring is FromSoftware's next fantasy epic, featuring a focus on open-ended design in a universe created by both FromSoftware president Hidetaka Miyazaki and A Song of Ice and Fire author George R. R. Martin.

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  • Development and reveal
  • Story and setting
  • Gameplay design
  • Overall presentation
  • Release date, pricing, and platforms
  • Elden Ring: Development and reveal

    Elden Ring was officially revealed during E3 2019 at Microsoft's Xbox briefing. During the show, fans got to see the first (and currently, only) trailer for the game, which introduced Elden Ring's world and showed off some of the character designs that we can expect to see in the full game.

    Elden Ring is being fully developed by FromSoftware and is led by Hidetaka Miyazaki, the developer's company president. FromSoftware also collaborated with famed author George R. R. Martin (widely known for the A Song of Ice and Fire novels that inspired Game of Thrones) for the project.

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    So far, we don't know much about the story and setting of Elden Ring aside from the fact it's set in a fantasy universe. Something we do know, however, is that the Elden Ring 'is the name given to a mysterious concept that defines the world itself,' according to Miyazaki.

    He continued, 'As the trailer at the conference implied, this 'Elden Ring' has been shattered. The significance of this will be one of the important themes of the game.'

    Based on this, it sounds like the Elden Ring is less like an object and more like a supernatural power that forms the foundation of the game's world. This is further supported by an interview that Miyazaki did with IGN that revealed the term 'Elden Ring' doesn't refer to an actual ring you wear but rather a 'circle' in the mind.

    Based on game's reveal trailer, the Elden Ring has been shattered by someone or something, which is having a significant impact on the world. The trailer's narrator comments that the sky 'burns,' and we see what appears to be a troll creature look up into it and then light on fire himself shortly afterwards. Ultimately, we won't know more about how the shattered Elden Ring affects the game's world until FromSoftware shows us more.

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    In terms of how Miyazaki and Martin are collaborating, Miyazaki said in an interview with IGN that he and the rest of FromSoftware were handling the main narrative for Elden Ring, while Martin was writing the universe's wider mythos and lore. This was done because Miyazaki felt it would give more freedom for Martin to work his magic, and also because he wanted Elden Ring's main story to remain non-linear.

    'Storytelling in video games — at least the way we do it at FromSoftware — comes with a lot of restrictions for the writer,' said Miyazaki. 'I didn't think it was a good idea to have Martin write within those restrictions. By having him write about a time the player isn't directly involved in, he is free to unleash his creativity in the way he likes. Furthermore, as FromSoftware we didn't want to create a more linear and story-driven experience for Elden Ring. Both issues could be solved by having Martin write about the world's history instead.'

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    Like with the story, we don't know a lot about Elden Ring's gameplay. However, fans can expect an RPG-oriented experience similar to Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, and Bloodborne instead of the pure focus on action that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice had. This is because Miyazaki himself stated that Elden Ring's gameplay 'is not so far from Dark Souls.'

    'That doesn't mean that the gameplay will be identical, but you could say that Elden Ring belongs to the same genre,' he said. We also know that the game will be challenging like Dark Souls based on comments Miyazaki made in an Xbox Wire interview, and will feature plenty of big boss fights too.

    Additionally, Miyazaki revealed that Elden Ring will be open-ended and non-linear in nature, almost like an open world game.

    'While the narrow and complex dungeons of our previous games were indeed interconnected, Elden Ring's environments will be much more open and vast,' commented Miyazaki. 'The more extensive world will form the base of Elden Ring's gameplay, and its mechanics are designed with that type of environment in mind.'

    He also stated that, 'with a larger world, new systems and action mechanics inevitably become necessary. In that sense, I think that Elden Ring is a more natural evolution of Dark Souls.'

    Overall, it sounds like Elden Ring will play a lot like Dark Souls, but will also have elements that support gameplay in open areas well. One such mechanic that we know of is horse-riding, which players can use for travel as well as combat situations.

    Recently, a clip from what looks to be a new trailer for the game was leaked online. This clip shows Dark Souls-style combat (it even looks like magic spells such as Homing Crystal Soulmass and Soul Greatsword are returning) and bits and pieces of world exploration on a horse, confirming Miyazaki's previous comments. This leak's legitimacy was confirmed by Bloomberg's Jason Schreier.

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    When it comes to how Elden Ring will look, players can expect the game to be gorgeous, but it's unclear how much it'll take advantage of next-gen capabilities. It's been in development for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 since the final Dark Souls III DLC was released, after all. It's very likely that the game will be playable on and recieve enhancements for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, but we don't know anything for sure just yet.

    In the aforementioned leaked trailer, Elden Ring's environments seem noticeably more bright and vibrant than most of FromSoftware's other titles. This suggests that the look of the game as a whole will be more like the more colorful worlds of Dark Souls II and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice rather than the dreary worlds present in Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, Dark Souls III, and Bloodborne.

    In terms of the game's music, we know that seasoned FromSoftware composer Yuka Kitamura is working on it. When asked by a fan on Twitter, she confirmed her involvement with the project. Kitamura has also composed the music for Dark Souls III and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

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    FromSoftware hasn't revealed Elden Ring's release date yet. The game is currently available for preorder now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and some other retailers for $60. We also know that Elden Ring will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows 10 PCs. It's also likely that the game will work on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 as well.

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    $60 at Amazon $60 at Best Buy $60 at Walmart

    Elden Ring...oh, Elden Ring!

    Elden Ring is FromSoftware's next fantasy epic, featuring a focus on open-ended design in a universe created by both FromSoftware president Hidetaka Miyazaki and A Song of Ice and Fire author George R. R. Martin.

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