"I doubt you could even imagine it..."
A new IP from Hidetaka Miyazaki, of Sekiro fame, and George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire, took the spotlight at E3 from Xbox. The Elden Ring trailer showcased rich cinematics and bits of its all new world. These two collaborators bring with them the hopes of fans worldwide. Miyazaki has proven his chops for dark storytelling in the video game world with titles including Armored Core and Dark Souls. Martin is perhaps best known for the TV adaptation of his novels, HBO's Game of Thrones, which definitely proves his ability to tell stories steeped in death and betrayal.
Fans of the work of these two great creators get a chance to see cinematics that hint at a much deeper world hidden in the shadows of Elden Ring. The game is billed as an action RPG, but the hints so far also seem to bring it closer to the worlds of horror and brutality that these collaborators have etched out in their previous works. What we do get from the trailer is a definite sense of foreboding, both from soundtrack and visuals, along with plenty of eye-candy for those who might have feared there wouldn't be enough gore.
Blacksmiths, samurai armor and what appears to be at least one giant monster features heavily in the E3 2019 trailer. Giving gamers a glimpse at what might very well lie behind the veil of darkness surrounding the title. No launch date is yet available.
Elden Ring from Bandai Namco Entertainment and From Software is still in development, but it will be available on the Xbox Store and PC.
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