The day has finally arrived. Elden Ring now has an official teaser trailer, which was revealed during the Summer Game Fest Kickoff stream today. The game has been missing from game events for several years, but Bandai Namco and FromSoftware have finally taken pity on us plebs. Elden Ring is set to release on January 21st, 2022, and you can see the video below.
The trailer featured acrobatic combat, which doesn’t really line-up with combat from the Souls series or Bloodborne. Characters can be seen leaping into the air and bashing their swords down to deal massive damage. A mix of sword, magic, and gadgets, similar to Sekiro, is what battles consists of. Huge bosses appear to align more with the FromSoftware’s earlier titles, rather than the duel-like bosses.
There will also be mounted combat, which hasn’t been seen from the studio before. FromSoftware also stated that this game will have a more open structure.
At this time it’s unknown if Elden Ring will make an appearance at Bandai Namco’s E3 showcase this year. It’s scheduled for Tuesday, June 15th, but no promises as to what we will see have been made–Elden Ring or anything else. This new teaser is exciting news, since nothing about the game has been announced since its reveal back at E3 2019. Leaked videos did circulate online earlier this year, but were low quality and were likely from older versions of Elden Ring.