Fans of Dark Souls are going insane as a leaked Elden Ring trailer circulates online.
Fans of the Souls series are eagerly awaiting any updates on Elden Ring, a game that has been in progress since 2017. We first heard about the game at E3 2019, and we haven’t heard much yet. There were rumors of a March announcement, but Aaron Greenberg (Marketing GM, Xbox) shot them down, adding,
“Just to set expectations: this is not happening.” We still have stuff in the pipeline, but nothing that will include game announcements or world premieres as soon as this.”
Well, it appears that March isn’t going to be totally boring, as a purported Elden Ring trailer is making the rounds on the internet. The trailer features snippets from the game setting, including a dragon. On Twitter, you will find snippets of the teaser, although it’s safer to wait until the final release because the video quality is low and seems to have been taken from a handheld.
The footage, if real, is the first the public has seen since that game’s 2019 announcement
Only around 10 seconds of blurry footage has leaked from the trailer onto social media. What we can see is fairly traditional fantasy, sword-swinging action, with horse traversal, large towns, and a dragon spewing fire from above. This is the first footage we’ve seen from the game since it was announced in June 2019.
According to VGC, the trailer first circulated in private message groups and group calls, with a watermark reading “Bandai Namco Confidential“
“Production has been significantly hampered by remote working restrictions which have been in place for nearly a year,”
VGC writes. These delays, according to one source, may affect the game’s release date, which is currently scheduled for December 2021.
Details regarding an official Elden Ring unveiling are currently unavailable. About the fact that Aaron Greenberg, Xbox’s General Manager of General Marketing, tweeted in late February that “not happening.” Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier tweeted in late February that
“There is strong evidence floating around that the game will be shown relatively soon.”
After the game’s release, social media has been buzzing with Elden Ring rumors, so it’s no joke that over 10,000 people have already tweeted about the trailer by Monday morning.
The Elden Ring subreddit, which has been devoid of information for more than a year, has been filled with memes and debates about the leaked video. Hex HighWarlord said,
“I WAS HERE, I AM PART OF HISTORY,” “It’s been a genuine experience, guys. Thank you for the last five years. It’s all starting to come together, “
BadManJake made a statement.
Bandai Namco has yet to acknowledge the validity of the leak and has yet to respond to a request for comment by the time of publication.