FromSoftware music composer confirms work on Elden Ring26th March 2020
A music composer who has worked closely with FromSoftware several times in the past has confirmed her work on Elden Ring is under way.
Yuka Kitamura – whose previous scores have been included in Dark Souls III, Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – shared the news on Twitter.
While it is far from shocking, it has been many months since the last update on the title was shared.
Fans will be happy to hear she has returned, particularly when the music found in Souls, Bloodborne and Sekiro is so beloved.
Two notable themes she composed – which drastically enhanced the accompanying boss fights – were for Sir Alonne in Dark Souls 2 and Ebrietas, Daughter of the Cosmos in Bloodborne.
However, while her involvement is confirmed, it is not clear whether she will serve as the primary composer or work within a larger team. Nor has any indication on Elden Ring’s release date been given.
Yes, I am🌟
— Yuka Kitamura (@_Yuka_Kitamura_) March 25, 2020
Many people are looking forward to the project because A Song of Fire and Ice (Game of Thrones) mastermind George R.R. Martin is heavily involved.
The author worked closely with FromSoftware to create the lore for Elden Ring while the studio focuses more on the narrative and gameplay.
It was unveiled at E3 last year – all the while providing concrete confirmation that the author is involved – but since then development has been a tight-lipped secret.
Leaks later suggested it could debut this summer, but given the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are set for release during Holiday Season 2020, it is anybody’s guess as to when it will actually arrive.
FromSoftware did, however, release Dark Souls 2 on the previous generation of consoles after the PS4 and Xbox One launched. So, it is possible we could still see Elden Ring this year.
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