• Bandai Namco Entertainment and From Software have not yet revealed the release date of "Elden Ring"
  • A recent leak, however, revealed that "Elden Ring" would feature eight kingdoms
  • This kingdom, according to a new report would have a crucial role in the gameplay and story of the "Elden Ring"

Ahead of the Xbox event on May 7, 2020, "Elden Ring" fans were anticipating that From Software and Bandai Namco Entertainment would announce something related game. However, the Microsoft event ended without a piece of single information about the highly awaited title. A new report, however, reveals how the Kingdom would play a crucial role in the upcoming action-adventure game.

A recent article from Gamerant detailed how the Kingdom would play a crucial role in the "Elden Ring." It explained the element's role in the story as well as in the gameplay of the upcoming action-adventure title. The report based its prediction on the recent leaks and speculations surrounding the title, which George RR martin penned.

"Elden Ring" Story

The recent report cited a leak that gave massive details about Kingdoms in "Elden Ring." According to the leak, the game would feature eight autonomous kingdoms linked by a large central field. Each area, according to the leak, will connect to a starting point based on one of the classes in the action-adventure title.

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A new leaked image reveals the release date of "Elden Ring," as well as, its presence in this year's The Game Wards. Elden Ring/Bandai Namco/FromSoftware/George R. R. Martin

It underlined that the story of the "Elden Ring" will be heavily dependent on the player's point of view, which inspires a multiplayer playthrough. Based on the games developed by From Software, for players to uncover deep stories, it entails large-scale collaboration of the community and several playthroughs. The site said that "a game with so many factions and possible perspectives would doubtless be ripe for exactly that sort of storytelling, which many From Software fans have come to crave. This would be another way for Elden Ring to improve on Dark Souls' storytelling, evolving the Souls-like formula in a very different direction than Sekiro did."

"Elden Ring" Gameplay

The abovementioned leak put a huge emphasis on the re-introduction of multiplayer elements as well as on the character creation. This gives credence to the kind of game design where weak players are encouraged to work with other strong players. This style is reflective of the design strategy that From Software is known for.

It is worth noting that the details about the role of kingdoms in the "Elden Ring" are not official. As to this, it is safe to take this with a good measure of salt, considering that the sources of the leak are absent, and there is an excellent chance that most of it are just educated guesses.