Elden Ring, the upcoming action role-playing game in development at FromSoftware, may be shown in more detail at this year’s Game Awards—less than two weeks away.
An Instagram post by IGN Middle East seems to confirm this, displaying a graphic which states that the game will be featured at the Game Awards, held on December 12, 2019, starting at 8:30 PM EST.
In June, the first leak for Elden Ring whispered through the internet rumor mill, generating excitement at the idea of the makers of Demon’s Souls and its spiritual successor Dark Souls creating a brand-new IP. That this new IP would also involve collaboration between Hidetaka Miyazaki and acclaimed author George R. R. Martin, writer of the famed A Song of Ice and Fire series (from which the HBO series Game of Thrones is based), only added fuel to speculation fire, as Martin himself had mentioned in a May blog post that he had “consulted on a video game out of Japan.”
Elden Ring was officially announced at this year’s E3 event, and a more recent leak of questionable veracity has been making the rounds, though its original source has been removed from Reddit. That particular leak purportedly revealed some gameplay details, such as an FP bar in use as part of a burn mechanic where using powers earned from bosses would cause a character’s arms to burn. Burnt arms would be susceptible to removal by certain types of enemies, and mechanical limbs would serve as weaker replacements. These limbs would be dropped by enemies. The leak also claimed much of the combat is built on the Souls series gameplay and that there would be skill trees with different paths. In addition, this leak also stated the game would see release in April 2020, though this seems unlikely as there has been very little detail shown for Elden Ring as of yet, and no gameplay shown—which may change at the Game Awards.
Both of these leaks should be taken with a grain of salt, though the second one in particular is questionable, as many of the reddit comments point out that much of the information posted seemed like educated guesses based on the trailer—and the post has since been removed from reddit entirely. Interested, excited, and confused fans alike should be sure to tune in to the Game Awards themselves to discover whether or not any of this information is true.
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