Is Elden Ring a Lord of the Rings Game?
Elden Ring is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It was first announced at X019 in November 2019.
The popular game has generated a lot of excitement and speculation, with many wondering if this game is set in the world of Tolkien’s Middle-earth. So, is Elden Ring a Lord of the Rings game?
No Connection to Tolkien’s Work
While the world of Elden Ring will undoubtedly be influenced by classic fantasy stories, director Hidetaka Miyazaki stated that “Elden Ring is not a game based on any existing IP”. As such, there is zero evidence connecting the game to the world of Lord of the Rings. In fact, Miyazaki stated that the world of Elden Ring “originates from a brand new fantasy world created collaboratively by myself and the beloved creator of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, George R.R. Martin.”
Elden Ring is said to feature a breathtaking interconnected world in which players must venture. The game will also combine elements of Dark Souls and Norse mythology.
It is expected that the core gameplay loop of Elden Ring will resemble that of other FromSoftware games. Players will be able to customize their character with different weapons and armor and defeat powerful bosses.
The game will also feature several online components, including co-op gameplay and player-versus-player battles.
No, Elden Ring is not a Lord of the Rings game. While the world of Elden Ring is expected to be heavily influenced by classic fantasy stories, it is not directly connected to Tolkien’s work. The game will feature its own unique story, characters, and gameplay, and is expected to be released in 2021.