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George R.R. Martin's Elden Ring Fantasy Game Revealed by Microsoft

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Although Game of Thrones mastermind George R.R. Martin still isn't quite done writing A Song of Ice and Fire, the first trailer for Elden Ring, the author's upcoming fantasy video game, debuted today during Microsoft's E3 press conference.

Set in a world developed by Martin and Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki, the first trailer for the From Software title introduces a world where a once-mighty power, the Elden Ring, has been destroyed.

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As an ominous narrator describes the Elden Ring as something that "commanded the stars" and gave life "its fullest brilliance," the trailer shows eerie kicks off with disembodied hands gripping each other.

The trailer for the Bandai-Namco-produced RPG game then cuts to scenes from a lonely forge where something, possibly the titular ring, is being constructed. The short clip, which doesn't reveal any gameplay, then cuts to an empty battlefield, where warriors stand under red skies.

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“Building the world of Elden Ring with Miyazaki-san and his team was a treat! The graphics, mythos, and action-RPG gameplay will deliver an unforgettable experience," Martin said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. "I can’t wait for people to see what Elden Ring has in store for them.”

Elden Ring does not yet have a release date.

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