The long-awaited FromSoftware title Elden Ring finally arrives today on a tidal wave of anticipation, and just in time for the weekend. The fantasy action-rpg is the latest in the Souls family of games (Demon Souls, Dark Souls, also games like Bloodborne and Sekiro). It comes to the Xbox family via smart delivery, so players can rejoice in the fact that they will be playing the most optimal version of the game whether on the Xbox One or the Series X/S.
The game promises an epic quest filled with freakish, gargantuan monsters and labyrinthian dungeons. Being essentially a Souls game, it also promises one heck of a challenge, so it's not likely that most players will be breezing through the game over the course of the coming weekend. It is the most recent high-profile addition to the Xbox library.
Though shattered, it shall guide thee. Though fractured, it yet calls. Enact thy will. Become Lord. Seek the Elden Ring.
ELDEN RING releases on February 25, 2022.
— ELDEN RING (@ELDENRING) February 22, 2022
The concept of the game's story and lore was a collaboration between designer Hidetaka Miyazaki and author George R.R. Martin (of A Song of Ice and Fire fame, you may have heard of him). The coming days and weeks will reveal whether the game lives up to the monumental hype that has surrounded it in the months leading up to today's launch.