The first one Ancient ring the gameplay trailer is here and it’s everything we hoped for and more. The game, of course, looks a lot like Dark souls and even has the iconic bonfires of that game. I’m not sure if this is set in the same universe, but it certainly seems to be in a way that the two Transmitted by blood and particularly Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice do not.
The trailer shows mounts – incredibly agile horses that can climb cliff sides – as well as a number of terrifying foes and armored heroes.
Here’s the dialogue that takes place on the trailer. A woman, probably the person you are speaking with in the game’s ‘hub’ area (think Firelink Shrine or Majula), utters words of encouragement, while an old man, probably one of the main antagonists of the game. play, laugh and command.
Woman’s voice: “The Terni will be back soon. Guided by grace once lost. The Golden Order is broken to its core.
Old man’s voice: “Foul Ternished, in search of the Ring of Elden.” Emboldened by the Flame of Ambition. Someone has to extinguish your flame.
Woman’s voice: “They will fight and they will die in an endless curse. For how else would a champion or a lord be born? “
Old man’s voice: “Well, a tarnished lowly playing the part of a lord?” I order you to kneel!
Woman’s voice: “Brandish the Elden Ring for all of us. “
Here is the trailer:
It helps to review the original trailer and transcribe the narration from it as well. Here is that dialogue:
Male voice: “I doubt you can even imagine it. The one who commanded the stars, giving life its fullest glow. The Old Ring. Oh the Old Ring. Broken by someone or something. Don’t tell me you can’t see it. Look at the sky. It burns.”
I’m not sure but I don’t think it’s the same male voice from the new trailer, but I could be wrong. What do you think?
Elden’s Ring appears to be some sort of extremely powerful artifact that brought life and light to the world and was later shattered by a malevolent force. Now the “Tarnished” (Hollows or Ashen’s version of this game) set out to find it and use it so the world can be fixed. You can see the same aesthetic themes and paths throughout the game as those in Dark souls, really making me start to think of it like Dark Souls 4 but with a different name rather than one Souls-adjacent title like Transmitted by blood or Sekiro (But Transmitted by blood is a kind of continuation of Demon souls in some interesting ways).
We’ll find out more soon, and we might even get another preview of the game on June 15 when Bandai Namco is set to show off more titles.
Ancient ring arrives on PC and consoles on January 21, 2022 – the perfect release date, thank you Lords of Ash and Flame, as it’s after the very busy holiday season and will likely have room to breathe and dominate January. It also means that I can give up all other responsibilities – games, family, personal care, etc. – in order to play non-stop, with only sleep and food to distract me from time to time.
I’m ready. Are you?
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Here is the full press release:
OLD RING will launch on January 21, 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM. The game supports smart delivery on Xbox consoles as well as a free upgrade to PS5 for players who purchase the PS4 version.
Immerse yourself in a thrilling adventure and decide the fate of a vast world filled with intrigue and power. Battle formidable enemies with FromSoftware’s signature melee combat and experience a wide range of inventive strategies made possible by the open-ended Action-RPG gameplay of OLD RING.
A new world filled with fantastic stories and traditions has been woven by Hidetaka Miyazaki – creator of the influential and critically acclaimed DARK SOULS video game series; and George RR Martin – author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A song of ice and fire. Players will embark on a journey through a meticulously handcrafted world dripping with blood and deception brought on by a variety of characters with their own unique motivations to aid or hinder player progress, opponents with deep backgrounds and fearsome creatures . Throughout their adventures, players will choose the fate of this cursed land by unraveling its secrets and myths.
With a vast and homogeneous landscape with natural weather and progression according to the time of day, players will be completely immersed in the world of OLD RING as they begin their journey and choose their own path. Cross on foot or on horseback, alone or in a line with friends, through grassy plains, sweltering swamps and lush forests. Climb spiral mountains, enter breathtaking castles, and see other sights of grandeur on a scale never seen before in a FromSoftware title. OLD RINGRole-playing and customization options allow players to define their own unique playstyle. Experimentation is encouraged with a wide variety of weapons, magical abilities and skills found all over the world; inspiring players to follow previously unexplored paths of progression.
OLD RING gives players the opportunity to forge their own path through its world. Choose to head down into fierce battles against formidable enemies or take advantage of the game’s stealth and combat systems to gain the upper hand. It is up to the player to decide how to handle the many challenges that lie ahead.
“With OLD RING, we’ve applied all of our dark fantasy and action-RPG expertise cultivated throughout the Dark Souls series, to create a bold and classic evolution of the genre ”, commented Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director of FromSoftware, “We have created a rich world with an astounding sense of scale, based on captions written for the game by George RR Martin. OLD RING is a world full of mystery and peril, ready to be explored and discovered; a drama in which various characters display their own mystique and ulterior motives. We sincerely hope you will enjoy experiencing it for yourself.
“I am very happy and delighted to announce the release date of OLD RING, a new game created by Mr. Miyazaki and Mr. George RR Martin, two creators who I really admire and who have a passionate fan base around the world. I am very happy and delighted to be able to tell you about it. Addition of Yasuo Miyakawa, President and CEO, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. “We will continue to develop OLD RING not only as a game, but also in a variety of other areas to bring the worldview and charm of this title to our fans around the world. We look forward to your continued support. “