Elden Ring producers reveal hours of gameplay and post-game content

One of the most anticipated action RPGs Ring of EldenThe producers of have confirmed the length of the game’s main story. In an interview for the Taipei Game Show 2022 (via RBC), Yasuhiro Kitao revealed that the following players Ring of EldenThe main story would take around 30 hours to complete. However, the game offers a lot more content.

When asked about Ring of Elden‘s playtime, Kitao said the time it takes to reach the end “will differ greatly from player to player, but in terms of the goals set during development, the idea is that the main route should be able to be completed in about 30 hours.” This makes Elden Ring a little bigger than FromSoftware’s last game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twiceand on par with other titles from the studio, such as dark souls and transmitted by blood.

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However, Kitao pointed out how Elden Ring offers a lot more content than its main story, as Ring of Elden “is quite massive and contains several dozen hours of additional gameplay.” Additionally, just like with previous FromSoftware games, it is “technically impossible to reach 100%” of Ring of Elden in a single match, which means players will have to beat the game multiple times before discovering what lurks in its vast open world.


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Kitao also took the opportunity to highlight how Ring of Elden will repeat the studio’s successful formula, giving players the chance to start a New Game Plus where the enemies are stronger. As Kitao puts it, “after completing the game the first time, you can keep your character data and play the game again, against powered up enemies.”

Ring of Elden is published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, which has partnered with FromSoftware for all dark souls series. All FromSoftware games have in common that they are very demanding, forcing players to learn their combat systems while trying to defeat complex bosses. FromSoftware games are also known for their unique story, built through dialogues and item descriptions instead of lengthy cutscenes.

Ring of Elden was first announced at E3 2019 with a trailer showing FromSoftware returning to the medieval setting. New details emerged at E3 2021, with FromSoftware revealing the massive scope of Ring of Eldenwhich promises to mix the dark souls formula to the freedom of open-world games. Ring of Elden is also marketed as FromSoftware’s biggest game to date, an impressive claim, given that the developers’ titles are known for their expansive worlds.

After being delayed, Ring of Elden will now be coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on February 25, 2022.


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