With E3 2019 just under a week away, leaks are bound to happen as it is the case for many years now, but it appears 2019 is trying to set some sort of record. Ahead of the big show, we have had Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs Legion and the Ubisoft Pass leaked, and even what certain conferences are going to talk about revealed.
However, Friday would be even more eventful as Bandai Namco’s E3 lineup was seemingly exposed. The headlining title has to be the latest title from From Software, Elden Ring, which is a collaboration with A Song of Ice and Fire‘s George RR Martin. This seems to confirm earlier rumours that the two are joining forces to work on a game.
The description reads:
Elden Ring, developed by FromSoftware, Inc. and Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., is a fantasy action-RPG adventure set within a world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki—creator of the influential Dark Souls video game series; and George R.R. Martin—author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Danger and discovery lurk around every corner in FromSoftware’s largest game to-date.
Hidetaka Miyazaki, President and Game Director of FromSoftware Inc. known for directing critically-acclaimed games in beloved franchises including Armored Core, Dark Souls, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
George R.R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire – A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast For Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. As a writer-producer, he has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made.
Ni no Kuni Remaster was also uncovered, as well as a new Tales game called Tales of Arise.
All three were leaked due to an apparent security issue on Bandai Namco’s website. This tweet by Tekken‘s Katsuhiro Harada should reflect the mood over there:
— Katsuhiro Harada (@Harada_TEKKEN) June 8, 2019
It is not just Bandai in the news, as a video showing off Bleeding Edge, the new game from Ninja Theory was leaked. In addition, a Shenmue 3 trailer and the new Shadowkeep expansion for Destiny 2 were all found out ahead of E3 2019.
It is sure shaping up to be an exciting time for gamers on all platforms, but E3 2019 appears to be an even more dangerous period for publishers and developers than ever.