A new Elden Ring trailer teases some surprising new bosses and locations.
The official launch trailer, released today by Bandai Namco, offers a further glimpse at the world of Elden Ring. And that includes some weird and wonderful new bosses.
“Though shattered, it shall guide thee,” says the video’s description. “Though fractured, it yet calls. Enact thy will. Become Lord. Seek the Elden Ring.” Check out the trailer below:
Teasing the awakening of your character, the Tarnished, it feels almost Destiny-esque as a mysterious light finds and revives them. But the trailer soon thrusts you into the world of the Lands Between – a dark, fantastical world filled with perilous monsters. And… err… giant lobsters?
“Never met someone with a taste for prawn I didn't trust,” says a mysterious, obviously memeworthy character. And as the player is plucked from the ground by its monstrous lobster claw, it looks as though you’ll need all the help you can get to tackle this scurvy cur.
Elsewhere, there’s a boss fight that seemingly takes place in space, an enormous tusked, shamanic-looking creature, as well as a player character riding some sort of contraption down a river of lava.
Oh, and dragons. Lots of dragons – but frankly, those are the least-weird-looking things you’ll find in this head-scratching trailer. There’s a weird, contorted statue made of heads, as well as a spindly-spider-like boss with human hands, enormous wings, and a tormented face. Creepy.
It’s unclear whether the trailer features some of the game’s main bosses, or whether these are some of the difficult optional bosses to be found throughout the Lands Between.
Thankfully, only a few more days remain before you can get your hands on Elden Ring, and find out for yourself. In the meantime, check out IGN’s Elden Ring preview, and make sure you’ve got the best pre-order deal you can find.
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