The minds behind A Song of Ice and Fire and Dark Souls have teamed up for a new game, and it's called Elden Ring.
According to a leaked press release and image from Bandai Namco, FromSoftware's next big game is called Elden Ring. Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin had direct influence in writing and shaping Elden Ring alongside Hidetaka Miyazaki, the leaked documents confirm. The fantasy project is the biggest game FromSoft has ever made and sits in the devs' wheelhouse of action-oriented RPG mechanics.
Past rumors said Elden Ring would be called Grand Rune, and would be set in a dark and grim Norse fantasy setting. Reports also said the game would be expansive in scope with open-ended exploration across horseback, complete with tribal conflicts and large-scale battles. The leaked info seems to corroborate this by affirming Elden Ring has "danger and discovery lurking around every corner."
No release date information or screenshots were found in the leaked press release. Elden Ring is expected to be revealed during Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference on Sunday, June 9 at 10PM EST.
Check below for a snippet from the leaked press release:
ELDEN RING, developed by FromSoftware, Inc. and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., is a fantasy action-RPG adventure set within a world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki - creator of the influential DARK SOULS video game series; and George R.R. Martin - author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Danger and discovery lurk around every corner in FromSoftware's largest game to-date.
Hidetaka Miyazaki, President and Game Director of FromSoftware Inc., is known for directing critically-acclaimed games in beloved franchises including Armored Core, Dark Souls, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
George R.R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire - A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast For Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. As a writer-producer, he has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made.