• FromSoftware announced "Elden Ring" at E3 2019
  • Rumors have it that the game may make an appearance at this year's E3
  • The delayed game's development was reportedly due to the effects of COVID-19

A new leak revealed a new "Elden Ring" release window that fans could cling to in the absence of official announcements from Bandai Namco and FromSoftware.

The latest information about the highly-anticipated action RPG from FromSoftware comes from reliable industry insider Okami. On Twitter, the insider shared some exciting details from the recent earning call of Kadokawa Corporation, the parent company of the game developer of "Elden Ring." The major takeaway for fans is the announcement of the company's plan to release the game before the end of the current fiscal year.

In the company's forecast for the fiscal year that ends on March 31, 2022, Kadokawa mentioned it is expecting "contribution made by new works." The company also described the unreleased game as FromSoftware's biggest title so far, in terms of sheer volume. This is noteworthy, considering that the game developer is also responsible for all "Dark Souls" titles.

Leaked Image Reveals 'Elden Ring' Release Date, Appearance On TGA 2019
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Apart from those, Kadokawa Corporation revealed that the development of the "Elden Ring" had been delayed because of the impact of COVID-19. Based on this information, it is safe to assume that "Elden Ring" fans could finally get their hands on the highly-anticipated title before April 2022. It looks like a broad window to look at, but it is much better than having to speculate all the time on the game's potential release.

The new "Elden Ring" release window also suggests that fans would hear more about the game very soon. It is worth noting that there is still a chance that the game's release would be delayed since this is just a projected or target release window. Also, since FromSoftware and Bandai Namco have not yet announced the game's official release date, fans should temper their expectations and take this latest leak with a pinch of salt.

Meanwhile, supposed six-second gameplay footage of "Elden Ring" originated from 4Chan starts making rounds online and reported by VGC. It offers a brief but blurry glimpse at the game.

"Elden Ring" was announced at E3 2019 and many fans speculate that this year's E3 all-digital event would also showcase it. Other fans believe it could be one of Microsoft's press conference highlights at the E3 2021. There are also recent claims that the game would launch as an Xbox exclusive title and would be at Xbox Game Pass on day one.