Game of Thrones might be over, but George R. R. Martin is still out there rocking it. While all of us have been waiting for The Winds of Winter, that’s not all George is doing right now. Aside from helping develop the Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon and other spinoff shows at HBO, Martin is working on adapting his Wild Cards universe into a Marvel comic series, all the while sharing his expertise in creating a mythical world for the new video game Elden Ring. And believe it or not, the game is set to become the “Game of Thrones” of the gaming world.
Players all over the world are gasping at the virtual marvel this game has turned out to be. In the prologue area alone, there’s at least 15 hours of raw, handcrafted, rich gameplay, with tonnes of unique monsters, boss battles, loot, and dungeon areas. Dozens of weapon types, skills, abilities, and armor give you a truly insane amount of control over how you want to curate and tailor your character’s playstyle. Even the most basic tombs and mineshafts feel like they have something interesting to discover at the end. That sense of awe and discovery is present at every nook and corner of Elden Ring, bristling with detail, and unique events.
The multi-platform fantasy title is a collaboration between veteran game director Hidetaka Miyazaki and Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin. Shares in Kadokawa, whose subsidiary FromSoftware publishes the game in Japan, were 8% higher in afternoon trade while Bandai Namco, which publishes it overseas, climbed 6.5%.
Martin, who has kept fans waiting for the next volume of his hit series of novels, helped with worldbuilding for the game. It is currently the top reviewed PlayStation 5 title, according to review aggregator Metacritic, ahead of titles such as Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker and Horizon Forbidden West.
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