Ooh, Elden Ring leaks. They’re like a weekly event at this point. That’s right, another bit of footage from FromSoftware and George RR Martin’s collaboration project has just hit the internet. Although this Elden Ring leak is only six seconds long, blurry, and lacking any actual gameplay footage, the clip once again features the same “Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe internal use” watermark previously seen in March leaked footage. With that in mind, it could be actual promotional material that Bandai Namco is planning to show sometime in the future. Watch the never-ending tease below and let another wave of theory-crafting begin.
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Ever since its debut teaser back on June 10, 2019, FromSoftware has been extremely hush-hush about the development of Elden Ring. Nevertheless, a (really) small glimpse of what’s to come has been leaked to the internet for the last few months. Late last year, FromSoftware’s communication, marketing, and promotion manager Yasuhiro Kitao also thanked their fans for winning The Most Anticipated Game award at the 2020 Game Awards, pretty much confirming that the game isn’t vaporware.
Our sincerest thanks go out to everyone who voted for Elden Ring at [The Game Awards], and to all of you who continue to support us. By virtue of those who play our games and continue to hold us to a high standard, we can forge ahead with development undaunted and highly motivated. Thank you.“
In its latest financial results published on Friday, 30 April, FromSoftware’s parent company Kadokawa Shoten expected to release a number of new games during its current fiscal year which ends on March 31, 2022. The company also confirmed that some games currently being developed under its umbrella had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of them might be the elusive Elden Ring, especially if we were to believe recent rumors that said that the game is already finished, bar some “all-important polishing.”
Do you believe that FromSoftware can deliver the game before April 2022 hits? Any interesting hints you caught in this month’s Elden Ring leaked footage? Let’s speculate and discuss it in the comment section, and stay tuned for more Elden Ring leaks or news at The Nerd Stash.