What appears to be new Elden Ring gameplay footage is currently making the rounds on social media, seemingly offering a glimpse of how the game will run outside of official trailers.

The thirty-second clip is set on a rocky hilltop near a broken castle, with a spectral tree rising in the distance. After rotating the camera to offer a clearer look at the environment, we’re treated to the character jumping up to the hill crest, causing a pair of eagles to light into the air in a flurry of feathers.

The footage was allegedly captured on an Xbox One, though its origin remains unconfirmed. Assuming it’s legitimate, the new footage gives us a better feel for Elden Ring’s movement, particularly in terms of how the main character handles jumping.

Otherwise we still know comparatively little about Elden Ring, though we’re just a few months from its release date. In an interview with IGN, director Hidetaka Miyazaki described the open world and the gameplay, but little else has been shown in terms of official footage.

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Regardless, Elden Ring remains highly anticipated, not the least because Dark Souls and Bloodborne are some of the finest action games ever made. With Elden Ring Ring due early next year, hopefully we’ll get to see more of this open world Soulsborne game very soon.

Elden Ring is currently set to release January 21, 2022 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. You can find our impressions of Elden Ring’s first 15 minutes of gameplay right here.

Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN





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