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Leaked Elden Ring Trailer Footage Apparently Shows Actual Gameplay

A leaked Elden Ring trailer is making the rounds on social media, showing off what appears to be gameplay previews and glimpses into the open world.
A leaked Elden Ring trailer is making the rounds on social media, showing off what appears to be gameplay previews and glimpses into the open world. / FromSoftware/Bandai Namco

A leaked Elden Ring trailer is making the rounds on social media, showing off what appears to be gameplay previews and glimpses into the open world.

The footage allegedly hit the mainstream early on Monday, Mar. 1, which is when fans were able to get ahold of it and upload it in pieces. While these videos lack both quality and—in most cases—audio, the features supposedly packaged in Elden Ring are unmistakable. Open-world travel, mounted combat, and epic battles with powerful fantasy creatures are just the beginning.

Fans can find them currently circulating on social media platforms such as Twitter where one video has over 60,000 views at the time of writing.

Leaked Elden Ring Trailer

According to VGC, the trailer begins with narration proclaiming, "I can only imagine what drives you to seek the Elden Ring...I suppose you can’t be talked into turning back. Very well then!"

From there, it launches into a "montage" of combat gameplay bearing a look and feel in line with one of its primary inspirations: Dark Souls. The player character engages in battles on horseback against both bestial and humanoid foes while exploring the expansive world. It goes on to call the game "an all-new fantasy action RPG franchise from the creators of Darl Souls, Bloodborne and Sekiro." However, no release date is mentioned.

This has only bolstered further speculation regarding an official reveal. Several outlets voiced speculation on Bandai Namco potentially opening up about the anticipated title sooner rather than later. Unfortunately, these rumors were quickly dismissed by Aaron Greenberg, Xbox North America Marketing Head, earlier this weekend.

"There are always things we have in the works, but nothing coming soon that would feature game announcements or world premieres like this." He wrote in a tweet published on Sunday, Feb. 28.

This is first major information reveal regarding Elden Ring since its official announcement at E3 2019.