Get the full announcement below, followed by comments from FromSoftware president and CEO Hidetaka Miyazaki and Bandai Namco president and CEO Yasuo Miyakawa.
■ FromSoftware’s Talented Development Meets Bandai Namco Entertainment‘s Worldwide Marketing
Under the concept of delivering deep and lasting, quality content to customers worldwide, FromSoftware’s talented development has come together with Bandai Namco Entertainment’ worldwide marketing network to bring about a brand new action RPG, Elden Ring for the home console video game platforms.
Elden Ring was created under the guidance of FromSoftware’s Hidetaka Miyazaki, incorporating the expansive worldview through the eyes of George R. R. Martin, author of the fantasy novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire, while applying FromSoftware’s expertise in developing pulse pounding, action based titles, and with the game’s vast and explorative world filled with excitement and adventure, customers worldwide have been showering the game with praise for its unprecedented and overwhelming gameplay experience. Simultaneous release of the game in fourteen languages, coupled with the worldwide network tests prior to release, raised expectations to bring about sales of more than 12 million units worldwide.
Please look forward to more of Elden Ring as an IP (characters and other intellectual property) in hopes of expanding beyond the realm of games.
Hidetaka Miyazaka, FromSoftware President and CEO / Director
It’s astonishing to see just how many people have been playing Elden Ring.
I’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks on behalf of the entire development team.
Elden Ring is based on a mythological story written by George R. R. Martin. We hope players enjoy a high level of freedom when adventuring through its vast world, exploring its many secrets and facing up to its many threats.
Thank you for your continued support.
Yasuo Miyakawa, President and CEO of Bandai Namco Entertainment
Co-development between FromSoftware and Bandai Namco Entertainment has brought about the brand new action RPG, Elden Ring, which has surpassed 12 million units in sales worldwide.
I would like to use this opportunity to give my thanks to all our fans who have brought Elden Ring, into their gaming life. I am very proud to have been involved in bringing such a wonderful and fantastic game to life with FromSoftware, under the guidance of Director Miyazaki, and with George R. R. Martin.
Much effort was placed into creating Elden Ring so that we could exceed the expectations of our fans worldwide. In like manner, we will continue our efforts in expanding the brand beyond the game itself, and into everyone’s daily life.
We will continue to create enjoyment and fulfillment through entertainment, so that we can come closer and connect to our fans around the world.