That’s right, friends. George R.R. Martin and FromSoftware really are cooking up something together, and it’s reportedly going to be the Dark Souls developer’s biggest and most ambitious title yet.
Oh, yes indeed. E3 2019 is in full swing, and you know what that means. Wish lists being drawn up, snarky conference ‘bingo cards’ being ticked off, hopes and dreams being dashed… it’s a magical time for us all. Along the way, though, if you wish really, really, hard and your heart is pure, you might just see that dream reveal that you never thought would actually happen.
A lot of us went into the Xbox conference thinking that the whole George R.R. Martin/FromSoftware thing sounded like a lot of hooey. Around E3 time every year, leaks and rumors are flying around all over the place, and it’s tough to tell who’s got some credibility and who’s trolling for the fun of it. This industry’s such a darn strange place at times (remember that Spyro-drone that flew a copy of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy across the U.S. to deliver it to Snoop Dogg?) that it’s tough to really debunk anything before the fact.
Well, this is one rumor that you can consider thoroughly… bunked. The Game of Thrones author and the Dark Souls devs are indeed working on a game together. Quite how this collaboration came about, it’s tough to say, but they probably found some common ground over their shared desire to break their fans’ hearts with repeated deaths.
Anyway, yes. The upcoming game is called Elden Ring. Here’s the reveal trailer, in case you’re not up to speed with the comings and goings at the show:
As you can see, fans of Miyazaki’s previous works and/or Game of Thrones are in very familiar territory here. The clip exudes dark fantasy from every pore. It’s the dream collaboration that we never knew we needed in our lives. There’s no gameplay footage to feast our eyes on just yet, of course, but the title’s official Twitter account promises that we’re in for one heckola of an adventure:
Just how sprawling an adventure is this going to be? There’s no saying just yet, but hype levels are rising.