Right before E3 is always a tough time for developers and publishers to keep everything a secret. Leaks are always abound before the biggest event in video games. Bandai Namco is the latest to suffer from this occurrence with three of their games leaking right before E3 starts. According to Gematsu, the leaks came via a publicly accessible URL on the official Bandai Namco website which listed these games. The three games are Elden Ring, Tales of Arise, and Ni No Kuni Remastered.
Elden Ring is reportedly the title that FromSoftware, Dark Souls series and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and world renowned author George R. R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire series, have been collaborating on. According to the description of the game on the Bandai Namco page, Elden Ring “is a fantasy action-RPG adventure,” and is set in world built by Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin. The game is also being teased as “FromSoftware’s largest game to-date.” Elden Ring is apparently set to come to PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
The next title from the leak, is the next game in the long running Tales of series, Tales of Arise. Tales of Arise is an Action RPG and is set to feature a newly update battle system, but “retains classic Tales of gameplay.” The description of the game, states the game follows two separate characters that are “looking to change their fate and create a new future.” Tales of Arise is apparently set to release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Finally the last game to leak was a remastered version of the 2013 PS3 exclusive JRPG Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. The game was developed by Level 5 in conjunction with legendary Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli. The game follows the story of Oliver as he sets on a quest “in the hopes of bringing back his mother after a tragic incident.” The remastered version of the game is apparently set to release on PS4 and PC, and will feature performance enhancements. However, there seems to be a port of the original version of the game headed to the Nintendo Switch as well.
While this was unfortunate for Bandai Namco and the developers of these games, eager fans got a taste of what’s in store for them this coming week. It’s expected we see a trailer for these games during E3 proper, so fans won’t have to wait long to see these games in action.