At long last, a new teaser trailer for Elden Ring has finally been released. In a stunning turn of events after it had been MIA for so long, Bandai Namco and FromSoftware released the new video as part of the . You can watch it below. The video is capped off with a release date of January 21, 2022.
The trailer featured much more acrobatic combat than we’re used to in the Souls series or Bloodborne, with characters leaping up into the air and slamming down their swords to deal massive damage. There will be a mix of sword, magic, and gadgets as we saw in Sekiro, but the huge bosses seem to harken more to From’s earlier games than the duel-like bosses in its latest title. One boss appeared to be made up of multiple corpses, which is a FromSoftware trope that seems to make its way into nearly every game the studio touches.
There will also be mounted combat, which we haven’t seen from the studio’s other games, and FromSoftware previously said it will have a more open structure than its past games–but the walking pots and other grotesque beings make it very clear this is still From at heart.
It was unclear in advance of E3 whether the game would be making any sort of appearance. Publisher is scheduled for Tuesday, June 15, but it’s made no promises about what we’ll see there–be it Elden Ring or otherwise. That a new Elden Ring teaser has emerged is an exciting development, as Bandai Namco and From have been exceedingly quiet about the project since it was first revealed back at E3 2019. did make their way online earlier this year, but they were very low quality and said to be from older versions that were no longer representative of the game.
Elden Ring represents a collaboration between FromSoftware and A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin, who consulted with From on the game’s lore. Xbox boss Phil Spencer told us last year that he had already been playing Elden Ring, describing it as It’s set for release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.
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