Bandai Namco and From Software have shown off fifteen minutes of new Elden Ring gameplay footage, as previously promised.
The gameplay preview gives us a good idea of the sort of thing we can expect from the action RPG. Soulsborne fans will find plenty to make them feel right at home, not least the bonfire-like checkpoints and familiar UI.
As the Tarnished, you’ll start off in a Site of Grace that acts as a kind of sanctuary between missions. Grace will manifest rays of light to guide you to your next objective, but you’re free to ignore this and proceed how you wish around the game’s map. The Lands Between aren’t exactly a walk in the park though, with dragons and other grotesque monsters roaming around.
There’s not just monsters though, with the Elden Ring gameplay footage showing some of the weird and wonderful NPCs you’ll meet too. You’ll have a map to help you find your way around, which you can fill in by finding map fragments. You can also find dungeons in the world, which are said to be complex and “multi-layered” which means you’ll be able to take several routes to complete them.
Thankfully, you’ll also be able to scope out areas before you go into battle. This will also give you a chance to use the game’s crafting system. Combat will see you able to break enemy stances with heavy strikes, or attacking from above. You’ll even be able to summon spirits that can support you in battle, with different types promised to suit different playstyles.
There’s plenty more to see in the Elden Ring gameplay footage below, including a brief glimpse at co-operative and PvP multiplayer. Elden Ring lands on February 25 2022 on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC.