Thursday, February 17, 2022

PSA: Elden Rings Spoilers Have Leaked Onto the Internet

Elden Ring spoilers have leaked online just a week ahead of its official launch on February 25.

The game's opening cinematic has been unofficially published, so for those avoiding all Elden Ring content until its release, avoid searching the game's name on YouTube.

Several screenshots have also been posted on Reddit that show a never before seen area of the game, clearly something developer FromSoftware wanted players to discover organically themselves.

Eurogamer spotted the leaks and also reported that several extended gameplay clips had been published, though Bandai Namco quickly took these down.

A less impactful leak that actually delighted fans came a few weeks ago, however, when Elden Ring's incredibly in-depth character creator was posted online.

IGN had the chance to play the first six hours of Elden Ring. We said this "was far too little time to scratch the surface" but "FromSoft seems determined to provide more of what they do best."

The game will include plenty of challenge, of course, and Elden Ring's producer said there are some particularly difficult bosses hidden in its open world. For players on PC, however, the most challenging part of Elden Ring may be meeting its system requirements.

The game's story will seeminlgy prove as complex as other FromSoftware games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne, but director Hidetaka Miyazaki has been equally cryptic about what it may include.

He said that George R.R. Martin, who helped create the game world's history, may be shocked to see what has become of his characters, though he likened working with Martin to speaking with an old friend.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale.


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