An unconfirmed trailer for a highly anticipated George R. R. Martin video game has ‘leaked’ online

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Elden Ring from the original 2019 trailer Bandai Namco
  • Snippets of an unconfirmed trailer for Elden Ring have leaked online.
  • The video game, with story and writing from George R. R. Martin, was announced in 2019.
  • Fans who have been waiting over a year for any new information about the title are ecstatic.
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Bits of what appears to be a trailer for Elden Ring, a highly anticipated action RPG video game, have leaked online.

The title is being developed by Bandai Namco’s From Software studio, known for games like Dark Souls and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and is having its world created by Game of Thrones’ George R.R. Martin.

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.

-Shpeshal Ed (@Shpeshal_Ed) March 1, 2021

-AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem (@AestheticGamer1) March 1, 2021

Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat tweeted that the trailer looks like it is “from last year,” saying he’d seen around 110 seconds of the video.

-Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) March 1, 2021

According to VGC, the trailer first started going around private messaging groups and group chats, and has a “Bandai Namco Confidential” label appearing as a watermark.

“Production has been significantly hampered by remote working restrictions which have been in place for nearly a year,” VGC writes. One source told the site that these delays could impact the game’s release date, which is currently set for December 2021.

Right now, information about an official Elden Ring reveal still remains unlikely. Aaron Greenberg, General Manager of General Marketing at Xbox, wrote on Twitter in response to rumors of a March reveal that it is “not happening.” Still, Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier tweeted in late February that “there is strong evidence floating around that the game will be shown relatively soon.”

-Aaron Greenberg ????????‍♂️????U (@aarongreenberg) February 28, 2021

Fans of Elden Ring shared their excitement over the video

Social media has been abuzz with Elden Ring speculation since the game’s announcement so it’s no surprise that over 10,000 people had already tweeted about the trailer by Monday morning.

-Kuma???? (@Asstronau_t) March 1, 2021

-Pyo 5️⃣ (@mrpyo1) March 1, 2021

The Elden Ring subreddit, which has been stuck without information for over a year, has been full of memes and discussion about the brief footage being spread around. “I WAS HERE, I AM PART OF HISTORY,” wrote Hwx_HighWarlord. “It’s been real guys. Thanks for these last couple years. It’s all coming together,” posted BadManJake.

Bandai Namco has not confirmed the legitimacy of this leak and did not respond to a request for comment by publication time.