Bandai Namco has just announced that Elden Ring has been delayed until February 25th, 2022. The publisher stated that this delay is because the game’s depth & strategic freedom exceeded initial expectations.
In addition, Bandai Namco announced a Closed Network Test for Elden Ring. Unfortunately, though, this Network Test will only be available on consoles. It sucks that PC gamers won’t be able to get an early look at the game. Still, we can at least expect more gameplay footage to leak during this closed test.
For what it’s worth, the game was originally targeting a January 2022 release date. So yeah, a one-month delay is not that bad.
In Elden Ring, players will ride through the vast fields, gallop over rolling hills, and leap to the top of rocky crags on your ephemeral steed, revealing a world teeming with life and danger.
The game will have mythic creatures that prowl the veldts, ineffable horrors that lurk in the bogs and marshes, and all manner of soldiers and itinerant warriors. Moreover, shy creatures will nibble on sweet grasses or scuttle through the underbrush.
Furthermore, players can try dozens of skills and find one to best suit their style. Players can practice stealth to avoid danger or catch enemies unaware. Additionally, they can use the environment, the weather, and the time of day to gain an advantage.
The game will also rely on dodge and parry mechanics. Players will have to learn the art of combat where they must read their enemy’s intentions. Thus, a well-timed dodge or parry could be the difference between life and death.
Stay tuned for more!