One of the more anticipated video game releases coming out this year is Elden Ring. The legendary development studio, FromSoftware, is gearing up to release this new IP. However, while the studio has been marketing the game for a good while now, we’re still finding new things about this upcoming release. For instance, the director behind Elden Ring Hidetaka Miyazaki was interviewed by FrontlineJP where we got a bit more insight to boss battles.
This conversation brought up a few interesting topics regarding the upcoming release, including the boss battles. We knew that the focus around Elden Ring for FromSoftware was allowing players to build up their own gameplay journey. There is a lot of freedom here, with players having a vast open world to explore. We also know that multiple endings will be available in Elden Ring. Some of those endings might trigger depending on the bosses you take out along the way.
Hidetaka Miyazaki unveiled that the game has very few bosses that you absolutely have to defeat. However, don’t get that twisted because there are still many boss battles to partake in. You’ll find boss encounters throughout the game, and it will be up to the player if they wish to battle them. We’re not sure just how this will play out quite yet. Perhaps it’s a matter of using stealth to get around these enemies. Regardless, it seems that you can avoid some of the more grueling battles if you desire. Likewise, players can even dictate on what order they attempt to defeat the various bosses.
Again, Elden Ring is highly anticipated, and fans can’t wait to dive into another FromSoftware game. Fortunately, we don’t have very long to wait before we’re able to get our hands on a copy. Elden Ring is set to launch on February 25, 2022. When it does, you’ll be able to get a copy for the PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S platforms.