Elden Ring, an adventure between The Lord of the Rings and RuneQuest

Expected in February, the game imagined by FromSoftware and George RR Martin is revealed more and more.

At the start of 2022, a title is particularly expected: Ancient ring. Several times postponed, it will finally be released on PC and consoles on February 25. Already crowned with the Game Award for “Most anticipated game of the year” (a ceremony which also sacred It takes two), the title is developed by FromSoftware, the creators of Dark souls, Demon souls and Chopped. This action-RPG is the result of a collaboration between George RR Martin (to whom we owe Game of thrones), and Hidetaka Miyazaki.

A possible hit with many cult inspirations

The title is expected on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series and PC. A little over a month before its release, the Japanese designer has allowed himself to reveal a little more, during an interview with Edge media. During this interview, Hidetaka Miyazaki notably indicated that he will not play his game, on the one hand because he has worked on it for a long time, but also ” because he wouldn’t have the impression of playing “. Whether it is its open world or its fantastic medieval atmosphere, the influences allowing its creation were multiple.

Asked about this, Hidetaka Miyazaki unveiled the main licenses from which he was inspired: “ It’s hard to give a single inspiration that had a major impact on Ancient ring. There have been a lot of different works that have influenced the creative process in various ways: The Lord of the Rings, the series of novels The Eternal Champion by Michael Moorcock, as well as some aspects of tabletop role-playing games such as RuneQuest. There are many patterns and themes that I was able to choose from among these different works that had an effect on the development ofOld ring ”.

When the creators of Dark Souls and Game of Thrones collaborate

The presence of George RR Martin should allow fans to find a more or less pronounced touch of Game of thrones (whose universe is making a comeback in 2022). As a reminder, the title edited by Bandai Namco Entertainment will offer us to play as a Sans-Éclat, an exile of the Entre-Terre who has lost the grace of the Circle, who must cross the kingdom to find all the Great Runes, restore the Circle of ‘Elden and become Lord of Elden.

The collaboration between George RR Martin and Hidetaka Miyazaki is inevitably eagerly awaited by all fans of heroic-fantasy. On his blog, the emblematic creator of Game of thrones came back to this joint work: ” Miyazaki and his team at From Software were doing groundbreaking stuff with magnificent art direction, and what they wanted from me was just a little world-building: a deep, dark, resonant world, to serve as the basis for the game they planned to create. And I happen to love making worlds and writing an imaginary story. So I did my part, and I passed it on to my new friends in Japan ”.



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