Rumor: FromSoftware’s Elden Ring Could Be Released This Coming June

Rumor: FromSoftware’s Elden Ring Could Be Released This Coming June
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Last summer, FromSoftware — the developers behind Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — revealed their next project: Elden Ring, which will be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It was also revealed that the game’s story and lore were created by George RR Martin, the author of the Game of Thrones novel series.

While a release date for Elden Ring hasn’t been announced, a possible release window was shown on a new year’s greeting card campaign by FromSoftware. The campaign instructs users to register using their email address, and in return, they’ll receive a digital new year’s card with their choice of wallpaper that can be used on their smartphone. Naturally, Elden Ring is one of the games that users can pick, and the wallpaper’s text seems to indicate a June release date window.

The campaign for Elden Ring features the following excerpt, which was translated from its original text, which was in Japanese.

“You can choose from three types, SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE and METAL WOLF CHAOS XD released in 2019, and ELDEN RING released in June.”

This isn’t the first time that Elden Ring has been linked to a June release date. Last year, Target’s listing of the game showed a release date of June 30. So, if that’s the case, then we might not get the official release date announcement until this year’s E3 event.

Even though the game was just announced last year, Elden Ring has been in development ever since FromSoftware released Dark Souls 3, so a June 2020 release date does seem to make sense.

According to Elden Ring’s director, Hidetaka Miyazaki, this will be FromSoftware’s biggest game yet in terms of sheer volume, adding that the scale of the game’s world, as well as the depth and freedom of exploration, have increased dramatically in comparison to the studio’s previous projects such as Bloodborne, Sekiro, and Dark Souls.

The game’s director has also said that FromSoftware’s upcoming release will focus more heavily on RPG elements, which likely means that Elden Ring will be more like Dark Souls than Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. He also added that, like in their other titles, boss fights will be a major part of the game, saying that it’ll feature a wide variety of unique and horrifying bosses.

As previously mentioned, the release date hasn’t been confirmed by FromSoftware, but all signs seem to point towards a June release window, with the likely date being June 30.