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FromSoftware reveals the name of that new Elden Ring character

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Elden Ring's imposing new character has an official name: Godfrey the First Lord.

Yesterday on December 15, FromSoftware marketing executive Yashiro Kitao took to Twitter to detail the official name of the newly-unveiled character in Elden Ring. You can see the tweet just below, where we're introduced to Godfrey the First Lord and his ferocious-looking beastly accomplice.

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Just earlier this week, the new art for Elden Ring featuring Godfrey was unveiled through news of an exclusive Edge Magazine interview with director Hidetaka Miyazaki. The forthcoming issue of Edge, emblazoned with the new art of Godfrey as a cover, will be shipping out to subscribers later this month on December 30. 

The interview itself with Miyazaki will be going over the director's approach to designing open-world games, as well as how Elden Ring compares to Dark Souls (which just won the Golden Joystick Award for the Ultimate Game of All Time). Additionally, it'll also be delving into Miyazaki doesn't play his own games after he finishes work on them, among many other areas.

Perhaps we'll be able to glean more details of Godfrey himself from this new interview with Miyazaki. As for the final game itself, Elden Ring launches next year on February 25, 2022, for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, and is certainly shaping up to be one of the more exciting games of an already-packed February 2022.

Check out our Elden Ring preview for when we went hands-on with the closed network test for the new game last month.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.