A very first gameplay trailer for Elden Ring is reportedly circulating online, introducing the upcoming From Software game as an “all-new fantasy action RPG franchise.”
The video can’t be found on video platforms and is now spreading in online chats, according to VGC. The off-screen footage is also labeled as “Bandai Namco confidential.”
A narrator’s voice can be heard in the video: “I can only imagine what drives you to seek the Elden Ring. I suppose you can’t be talked into turning back.”
According to VGC, the off-screen clip calls Elden Ring an “all-new fantasy action RPG franchise from the creators of Dark Souls, Bloodborne and Sekiro.”
The leaked video appears to be a part of a planned trailer and shows a Souls-like melee system, horseback combat, and boss fight with a fire-breathing dragon. The clip doesn’t have a release date, but, as sources told VGC, Elden Ring won’t come out in 2021 due to remote working issues.
Game journalist Jason Schreier confirmed that he also saw the leaked footage, saying that it is “blurry, angled, and only part of the trailer.” He then urged people to wait for the official release.
The leaked Elden Ring footage I’ve seen is blurry, angled, and only part of the trailer, so I don’t think it’d be a terrible idea to just wait for the real thing
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) March 1, 2021
Elden Ring, announced at E3 2019, will become From Software’s first game since Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. However, developers haven’t shown any new official footage ever since. The project is being developed in collaboration with famous writer George R.R. Martin.
Perhaps, Elden Ring will be shown at an upcoming event Bandai Namco Next, which the company trademarked recently. Jason Schreier and Jeff Grubb also hinted at the game being presented soon.