It appears an embargo on an Elden Ring preview event just lifted, allowing select outlets to share their initial thoughts based on 15 minutes of gameplay footage. Unfortunately, press haven't been allowed to actually share it publicly, but what we do have access to are some brand new screenshots. We've embedded as many as we can find below.

The previews in question have also uncovered some new Elden Ring details, including the ability to fast travel from absolutely anywhere on the map, lots of optional encounters, multiple paths and endings to the game, and lots of lore to go alongside them. If you choose to be an archer or magician, you'll still be able to fight from horseback. Finally, there are mentions of legacy dungeons that are separate from the actual overworld. There's also a map, which is always nice.

If you'd like to read more, check out some Elden Ring previews from Eurogamer and IGN. Do you like what you see? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.