Elden Ring Lore is discovered through interaction with NPCs

FromSoftware and Bandai Namco Entertainment invited select outlets to a preview event for Elden Ring, after which we learned some more information about the game.

For starters, the developer has confirmed that players will be able to travel quickly everywhere and that there will be multiple paths and endings. Additionally, Elden Ring has a lot of knowledge and optional encounters. According to IGN, players will discover the lore by interacting with “key characters.”

dark souls, and perhaps to a lesser extent sekiro“You would pick up these bits that talk about the world and allow the player to formulate an idea of ​​the world itself and their place in it, they didn’t talk to the characters and the people who live in that world very often,” FromSoftware explained. “Of Elden Ring, we have a lot of NPCs and a lot of big players in the story. “Those kind of things [lore through item text, for example] to go [to come from] talking to those important NPCs and those important characters, and that way we feel like the player is going to learn more about the drama, more about the history of the world.”

Speaking of text, Elden Ring‘s lyrics are being written by director Hidetaka Miyazaki, not George RR Martin, IGN went on to say. As previously revealed, Martin was involved in early development and helped build the game’s world. But when it comes to lore, Miyazaki “walks at the forefront of the lyric and writes the lyric in-game.”

Elden Ring will be published on January 21, 2022.