When you think of any FromSoftware game – in this case, Elden Ring – you think of the deep lore the writers have created, you imagine beautifully nightmarish creatures roaming the lands, and you remember the tragic fates of many NPCs. or enemies. To sum up, these are rarely happy thoughts. However, playing any of these games, especially the first time around, makes for quite a fun sight. The player character’s fate – likely a stupid death – and the player’s reaction would make even Radahn laugh.
Perhaps it was with this idea that an official Elden Ring manga was started, with a comedic angle. Elden Ring: Road to the Erdtree is based on the original FromSoftware story, but is told in the form of a gag reel. The Ternished encounters the same nightmares we have in the game, but rather than remaining the silent protagonist, reacts and behaves the same way a newbie player would – scared and confused. You can read the first two chapters for free at comic walker.
“Aseo, a poor tarnished wretch, finds himself thrown to Limgrave – naked, penniless, hopeless and without a maiden,” reads the synopsis for the manga series. “His only hope in his harsh and unforgiving new home is a mysterious woman named Melina. She urges him to follow Grace’s counsel to the Erdtree that looms over the Midlands. But it won’t be an easy road. a cast of colorful characters await Aseo along the way – Patches the Untethered, Blaidd the Half-Wolf, Margit the Fell Omen, Godrick the Grefted, and of course, Ranni the Witch… With little but a loincloth between Aseo and certain death, he strikes for the first leg of his quest: Stormveil Castle. Will he get there, or will his journey end before it even begins?”
It looks like Bandai Namco is going all out on the Elden Ring books. Only two days ago we reported that a set of two art books, with a total of 800 pages, is now available. Volume 1 will cover concept art for locations, NPCs, and armor, while Volume 2 will contain concept art for enemies, weapons, and items.
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