Gaming Elden Ring - Fromsoftware | Out 21st January 2022

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A leaked Elden Ring trailer is being actively circulated in online chat groups, VGC can confirm.

The video, which has been seen by VGC but cannot be shared for legal reasons, is labelled as ‘Bandai Namco confidential’ and shows a significant amount of off-screen footage, from what appears to be a planned gameplay trailer for the From Software title.

The video leak represents the first significant update on Elden Ring since it was announced in June 2019, and the first time anyone has seen gameplay outside of its publisher or developer.

“I can only imagine what drives you to seek the Elden Ring,” a narrator says in the trailer. “I suppose you can’t be talked into turning back. Very well then!”

The gameplay footage then shows a montage of familiar Souls-style melee combat, boss battles against a fire-breathing dragon and a large, sword-wielding foe, and a glimpse at horseback combat in a large, open environment.

The trailer calls Elden Ring “an all-new fantasy action RPG franchise from the creators of Dark Souls, Bloodborne and Sekiro”.

Since the off-screen clip seen by VGC seemingly only shows a portion of the trailer, there is no release date mentioned. However, we understand Elden Ring has already been delayed several times internally due to disruption caused by the pandemic.

People with knowledge of the game’s development told VGC that production has been significantly hampered by remote working restrictions, which have been in place for nearly a year. One person close to the game’s development said that, due to the disruption, they believed it was unlikely Elden Ring would make it out this year.

However, the fact that a trailer is being circulated online suggests that an official reveal might not be far away. More than one high-profile games reporter has recently suggested that publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment will soon lift the lid on Elden Ring.

GamesBeat reporter Jeff Grubb said on Friday that he’d heard the title was being planned for an unveiling soon. Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier echoed the comments, stating that there was “strong evidence” the game would be shown soon.

Xbox’s marketing boss denied this weekend that Elden Ring could be revealed at an Xbox event this month.

Responding to a press article speculating on the reveal, Aaron Greenberg wrote: “Elvis is a prick and just to set expectations: this is not happening. There are always things we have in the works, but nothing coming soon that would feature game announcements or world premieres like this.
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Man I hope this game lives up to the hype.
 

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A video game.
Thanks. People are talking like everybody should be hyped by Elden Ring - which would suggest its based on a book, or a movie or some something. If it's just a random new upcoming game then why the hype?
 

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Thanks. People are talking like everybody should be hyped by Elden Ring - which would suggest its based on a book, or a movie or some something. If it's just a random new upcoming game then why the hype?
It's a collaboration between the game studio that created the Dark Souls series and George RR Martin, who wrote / is writing A Song of Ice and Fire (aka Game of Thrones). Suffice it to say the hype is through the roof.
 

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Thanks. People are talking like everybody should be hyped by Elden Ring - which would suggest its based on a book, or a movie or some something. If it's just a random new upcoming game then why the hype?
FromSoftware have a strong cult following and have spawned a new genre of game through their Dark Souls series. That coupled with George RR Martin (who wrote the books Game of Thrones is based in) being involved in the writing has resulted in some hype.

You can’t be too surprised at the cnuts in here not being helpful :lol:
 

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It's a collaboration between the game studio that created the Dark Souls series and George RR Martin, who wrote / is writing A Song of Ice and Fire (aka Game of Thrones). Suffice it to say the hype is through the roof.
Ahh ok - I've never seen the appeal of Dark Souls so I guess I'll be giving this one a miss.
 

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Long one, it is supposedly year old footage trailer, new better one is coming this month.
 

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I'm just glad this thread isn't the first thing I've seen of the game, otherwise I would probably be burning all my computer stuff right now.
 

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George R R Martin is writing it? 2022 seems optimistic then.

(I'm aware it's not just him, let me have my fun).
 

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George R R Martin is writing it? 2022 seems optimistic then.

(I'm aware it's not just him, let me have my fun).
You're not wrong! That prick should be tied to a chair writing Winds of Winter until its done. No new projects allowed at all. I can't believe I'll almost have to reread then entire series because of his shit writing pace. Anyway looks like a good game.
 

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June 2019 the trailer released. This thing would want to be mind-blowing after this much time spent on it.

But Cyberpunk was worked on for a load of time too...
 

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Release date announced: January 21, 2022
 

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I've got to be honest, you can clearly see from this trailer that it also releases on last-gen (or current-gen for most people) hardware. It looks sort of dated in parts. The scale is clearly on another level though, I even got some Shadow of the Colossus vibes from certain scenes. This was always going to be a purchase for me no matter what.
 

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Love Fromsoft games, but this looks a bit samey? Thought they'd want to change things up a bit on the new consoles.

I've always thought the idea of a proper open world RPG with an actual story with Dark Souls' combat would be something special. Hope they try to go for that leap at some point.
 
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