Elden Ring Barbarians Of The Badlands, Tekken 8 Among Games Allegedly Leaked Via Bandai Namco Hack
The DLC for Elden Ring is titled Barbarians of the Badlands, based on alleged information rumored to have been leaked via a major Namco Bandai ransomware attack. Malware tracker vx-underground, which discovered a claim by infamous ransomware gang ALPHV (also known as BlackCat), first reported the incident.
The leaked information contains what appears to be a presentation slide (note: the tweet has since been deleted) from Bandai Namco’s forthcoming Fiscal Year 2023 report, featuring names of unannounced titles, such as the Elden Ring expansion/DLC titled Barbarians of the Badlands as well as Tekken 8.
The full list of unannounced games and their respective release window within Bandai Namco Fiscal Year 2023 is as follows:
- Dragonball The Breakers (Q1 FY 2023)
- Little Nightmares III (Q2 FY 2023)
- Dragonball Fighter Z (Q2 FY 2023)
- Digimon Story Cybersleuth 2 (Q2 FY 2023)
- Elden Ring Barbarians of the Badlands (Q3 FY 2023)
- Tales of Ascension (Q3 FY 2023)
- Tekken 8 (Q3 FY 2023)
- Code Vein 2 (Q4 FY 2024)
- One Punch Man Fighters Association (Q4 FY 2023)
- Dragonball Xenoverse 3 (Q4 FY 2023)
Based on this information, it appears that Elden Ring Barbarians of the Badlands and Tekken 8 are both scheduled for release sometime during Bandai Namco’s third Quarter, which would fall somewhere between July and September 2023.
Elden Ring is a 2022 action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Hidetaka Miyazaki, who also served as the director, produced the game with the help of fantasy author George R. R. Martin, who developed its backstory and world building. It was released on February 25, 2022 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
From Software’s open world action role-playing game is played in the third person perspective and emphasizes combat and exploration. It has characteristics in common the studio’s previous titles, including the Souls series, Bloodborne, and Sekiro. Players can freely explore the six primary sections of the Lands Between, which are set in an open environment and contain places like castles, tunnels, and tombs. The main form of mobility for exploring these massive locations is the protagonist’s steed, Torrent. The demigods that control each region function as the game’s primary bosses.