Elden Ring in January

The grand finale of today's Summer Game Fest presentation was a new trailer from Elden Ring, the fantasy action/RPG in the works at developer FromSoftware and publisher BANDAI NAMCO. This features a game world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin, the fantasy author who's never too busy for a side project. The clip is an official gameplay reveal which also unveils the game's release date, saying it is due on January 21, 2022. Here's word on the game:
Featuring a vast and seamless landscape with natural weather and time-of-day progression, players will become fully immersed in the world of ELDEN RING as they begin their journey and choose on their own path. Traverse on foot or horseback, alone or online with friends across grassy plains, suffocating swamps and lush forests. Ascend spiraling mountains, enter breathtaking castles, and witness other sites of grandeur on a scale never seen before in a FromSoftware title. ELDEN RING’s role-playing and customization options allow players to define their own unique playstyle. Experimentation is encouraged with a wide variety of weapons, magical abilities and skills found throughout the world; enticing players to follow previously unexplored progression paths.

ELDEN RING gives players the opportunity to chart their own path through its world. Choose to run headlong into fierce battles against daunting foes or take advantage of the game’s stealth and combat systems to gain the upper hand. It is up to the player to decide how to handle the many challenges that lay before them.