Hidetaka Miyazaki Requested Elden Ring to Be Summer Game Fest's Closing Trailer

Elden Ring was the big finale at yesterday’s Summer Game Fest, and host Geoff Keighley shared that its position in the lineup was requested by director Hidetaka Miyazaki.

The highly anticipated gameplay trailer for FromSoftware and Bandai Namco’s medieval fantasy was teased by Keighley prior to the event, and has been one of the most talked about games since its announcement in 2019.

Elden Ring’s dramatic trailer at the festival finally answered fans’ prayers, but it’s the game’s director who should be thanked for its placement in the show.

Elden Ring – E3 2019 Announcement Trailer

Elden Ring – E3 2019 Announcement Trailer

Geoff Keighley’s Tweet

Shortly after the event, host Geoff Keighley posted an insightful tweet, who firstly thanked the developer for allowing him to “re-introduce” Elden Ring.

Keighley then followed up with an interesting tidbit from the show’s organizing, stating that Hidetaka Miyazaki had asked for the trailer to be placed at the end of the show.

Miyazaki’s strategy aimed to allow the trailer to be a “reward” for fans who watched the entire show, using the anticipation of the game’s involvement to heighten the reveal of other games.

Elden Ring Release Date and Gameplay Reveal

PC Gamer
  • Elden Ring will release on January 21, 2022

The stunning, three-minute trailer to conclude the Summer Game Fest was an exhilarating experience for fans who had been waiting for its return.

Epic cutscenes were mixed with bouts of Souls-like gameplay, offering a mix of intriguing characters and grotesque villains to feast your eyes on.

Elden Ring seems like the perfect blend of Game of Thrones and Dark Souls, aided by George R.R. Martin’s involvement.

Is Elden Ring a cross-platform game?

Bandai Namco
  • Elden Ring will launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC Digital.

FromSoftware has decided to make Elden Ring available on both current and last-gen consoles, offering this rich adventure to a wider audience.

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Being a pop culture writer and a proud geek of all trades, Jo loves to dissect fandoms and marvel at their insides. The entirety of The Lord of the Rings, superhero origins, the Ghost of Tsushima score, the Wings of Freedom, and the endless search for a sleepy Tyranitar are but a few of Jo's passions, with a penchant for contributing to the geek culture community.

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