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January 9, 2020 3:30 PM UTC

There’s a New Elden Ring Trailer – But It’s Not What You’d Expect

The animation studio behind the reveal trailer showcased at E3 has released a new trailer for Elden Ring, but it's not as new as we'd hoped.

  • The animation studio behind the E3 reveal showcases a “new” Elden Ring trailer.
  • It uses old footage, but it’s re-cut with new music.
  • Many speculate the Tapei Game Show next month could produce a new trailer.

Digic Pictures, the animation studio behind the Elden Ring trailer showcased at E3 2019, has released a brand new trailer for From Software upcoming action-RPG.

But before you get your hopes up of a fresh look at the Hidetaka Miyazaki-George R. R. Martin collaboration, I have to warn you that it’s not as new as we’d hoped.

‘New’ Alternative Elden Ring Trailer

The trailer uses a portion of the footage from the original. It’s re-cut into a much shorter sequence alongside fresh, yet similar, choral music. The cryptic voice-over has also been removed.

A blacksmith, sporting a tressed ponytail, hammers away at a luminescent anvil, presumably shattering the titular Elden Ring. Interspersed are cuts of a fey woman who appears to swap roles with the blacksmith intermittently through metamorphosis.

Spent by their travails, the two sink to their knees, clutching the anvil. The blacksmith’s skin appears to fracture and crack from the exertion.

Here’s the E3 reveal for comparison.

Since E3 2019, From Software has let next to nothing slip about its plans for Elden Ring. Slated for release this year on the current generation of consoles and PC, some form of announcement is now overdue. That is unless the game has been delayed to the next-gen consoles, in which case some kind of news is equally appropriate.

New Years Card Mistranslated

The only official mention of Elden Ring from the developer was in the details of a New Year’s card available on From Software’s official website.

Fruit of over-eagerness and a botched translation courtesy of Google Translate, many were led to believe that the game would release in June.

Instead, the site alluded to the reveal trailer from last June rather than a release window.

Source: Twitter

New Trailer at Tapei Game Show?

PlayStation has announced that Elden Ring features among the games it plans to exhibit at next month’s Tapei Game Show alongside The Last of Us Part II, Nioh 2, and Final Fantasy VII Remake.

The news has led many to speculate that a genuinely new Elden Ring trailer may drop.

Source of valuable corroborated snippets about upcoming games and Niko Partners analyst, Daniel Ahmad, also took to Twitter to share his take on the possibility of a new trailer. He anticipates new footage or a rehash of the E3 2019 teaser.

Source: Twitter

The chances of a new trailer are slim. Especially considering the hype surrounding an Elden Ring trailer at The Game Awards. As we all know, we were left empty-handed by the end of Geoff Keighley’s 3-hour award marathon.

A more high-profile platform seems likely unless PlayStation wants to pay lip service to the emerging Taiwanese market with a headline-grabbing exclusive.

The Tapei Game Show starts Feb. 6 and runs until Feb. 9, meaning we don’t have too long to wait before we find out.

This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth.

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Last modified: January 22, 2020 11:39 PM UTC

Thomas Bardwell @TomBWrites

UK-based video game writer. Contact: thomas.bardwell[at]ccn[dot]com

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