Elden Ring: E3 trailer and release date of game written by George RR Martin and Hidetaka Miyazaki

The game will be released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S and is already available to pre-order

Elden Ring is set for a 2022 release (Namco)

A George RR Martin scripted fantasy game stole the headlines at this year’s E3 event.

A trailer for Elden Ring closed E3, which is widely regarded as the world’s most influential gaming event.

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Producers of the game have promised an immersive open-world epic which allows players to "traverse the breathtaking world on foot or on horseback, alone or online with other players".

Fans have already drawn comparisons between the upcoming release and the Dark Souls series.

When is Elden Ring released?

Fans of George RR Martin will need to wait half-a-year before they get their hands on the game.

Elden Ring will be launched on January 21, 2022.

Which consoles will it be released on?

Elden Ring will be released on PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

PlayStation and Xbox will both offer free upgrades for next generation consoles.

Can I pre-order Elden Ring?

Yes.

The game is available to pre-order from Amazon at a cost of £49.99 for the PlayStation 4.

Where can I watch a trailer?

You can watch an official game play trailer for Elden Ring here.

What is the game about?

Bandai Namco has released the following synopsis for the game:

"The Golden Order has been broken.

“Rise, Tarnished, and be guided by grace to brandish the power of the Elden Ring and become an Elden Lord in the Lands Between.

“In the Lands Between ruled by Queen Marika the Eternal, the Elden Ring, the source of the Erdtree, has been shattered.

“Marika's offspring, demigods all, claimed the shards of the Elden Ring known as the Great Runes, and the mad taint of their newfound strength triggered a war: The Shattering. A war that meant abandonment by the Greater Will.

“And now the guidance of grace will be brought to the Tarnished who were spurned by the grace of gold and exiled from the Lands Between. Ye dead who yet live, your grace long lost, follow the path to the Lands Between beyond the foggy sea to stand before the Elden Ring.

“And become the Elden Lord.”

What is George RR Martin and Hidetaka Miyazaki’s involvement?

The Elden Ring universe has been created by Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin and Dark Souls maker Hidetake Miyazaki.

Details on the game website promises “a journey through the Lands Between, a new fantasy 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.

It adds: “unravel the mysteries of the Elden Ring’s power. Encounter adversaries with profound backgrounds, characters with their own unique motivations for helping or hindering your progress, and fearsome creatures.”