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Elden Ring Explained - What we can glean from the first gameplay trailer

Alex and Dorrani talk about Elden Ring now we've finally seen some official, non-leaked gameplay footage.

Elden Ring, now that's a name I thought we wouldn't be hearing again for a while. Yet, as a final flourish to the Summer Game Fest kick-off stream, the very first gameplay trailer for the game was shown off. And yeah, it looks pretty great.

But, hold on a second. If you're not a diehard Souls fan or a FromSoftware devotee, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about.

In the video above Alex and Dorrani, both fans of the Souls games, discuss just why everyone is so excited about Elden Ring, look at what the trailer reveals, and consider which FromSoftware game the gameplay will most closely resemble.

What do you think? Is Elden Ring shaping up to be more like Dark Souls, Bloodborne, or Sekiro? Watch the video to get Alex's opinion, and also all the details mentioned above.

Quite unbelievably, Elden Ring now has a release date, with the game arriving on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and PS5 on January 21, 2022. Let us know what you think of the first gameplay footage in the comments section below.

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