Ahead to the Game’s Release, “Elden Ring” Reveals the Confessor and Samurai Classes

According to a recent official Tweet, the highly anticipated upcoming FromSoftware game “Elden Ring” will contain two new distinct classes. In their soon-to-be-released high fantasy action RPG, FromSoftware has previously stated that classes will exist, though the lines between them will not be etched in ink. In other words, class designations in “Elden Ring” will be variable, similar to those in the Dark Souls titles, and players will not be forced to adhere to a single play style throughout the game.

Few games in recent memory have gotten as much attention as Elden Ring. FromSoftware’s latest game, Bloodborne, tries to return to the epic fantasy origins established with titles like Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls, while the studio has strayed from these more typical fantasy themes with games like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The first was a dark, gothic, Lovecraftian nightmare, and the second was a loose interpretation of traditional Japanese mythical ideas and iconography. If the “Elden Ring” advertising materials are to be believed, the studio will be revisiting classic fantasy icons such as knights, wizards, sorcerers, and dragons, albeit with some ghoulish twists typical of FromSoftware’s approach to mythology and visual design.

With the revelation of the Confessor and Samurai on the official “Elden Ring” Twitter account earlier today, lessons were officially opened. According to the tweet, the Confessor is a holy battlemage who uses both traditional and magical weapons to defeat their enemies. As indicated, the Samurai class appears to be more conventional, as those who select this path will be more proficient with katanas and bows.

Fans of FromSoftware’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice may see a clear link between the Samurai class and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. In fact, many players believe that with that release, the studio practically nailed katana gameplay, therefore the addition of a Samurai class in “Elden Ring” is sure to delight some gamers. “Elden Ring’s” gameplay footage is more reminiscent of Dark Souls than Sekiro, so it’s difficult to say how Samurai combat will feel.

While FromSoftware’s Tweet is brief, it does provide some further information on “Elden Ring’s” backstory. Knowing that both samurai and spiritual warriors exist in this world lends even more color and complexity to George R.R. Martin’s and FromSoftware’s collaboration. When “Elden Ring” is released, it will be clear if these rival myths will coexist peacefully or clash.