There are different particulars in the trailer, although, that contribute to a much more convincing argument that Elden Ring might certainly someway be associated to Dark Souls from a lore perspective. For occasion, we get a short have a look at an Elden Ring metropolis that some say seems like the legendary Dark Souls stage, Anor Londo. Some followers had been additionally fast to level out that the Elden Ring trailer’s narrator sounds so much like a painter you encounter in Dark Souls 3. Interestingly, that painter even tells the participant that they intend to create a brand new world.
I might go on, however the level is that there are quite a few character, world, and merchandise designs prominently featured in the Elden Ring trailer that had been both merely impressed by comparable ideas seen in Dark Souls (and Bloodborne) or had been carried out as a approach to clearly inform the participant that Dark Souls and Elden Ring someway exist in the identical universe.
Just in case your tin foil hat isn’t on tight sufficient but, take into account the undeniable fact that Dark Souls was alleged to be known as Dark Ring till FromSoftware determined to alter the identify late in growth. That’s a part of the cause why some followers speculate that Elden Ring might someway assist tie all the FromSoftware video games collectively or even perhaps function a type of prequel to Dark Souls.
As fascinating as all of these potentialities are, that is the portion of the program the place we have now to throw some chilly water on most of the fan theories we’ve heard thus far.
First off, that is hardly the first time that FromSoftware video games have shared concepts and even property. For occasion, a variation of the Moonlight Greatsword is featured in a number of of the studio’s video games, and a personality named Patches seems in Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, and Bloodborne. Even Sekiro options just a few curious nods to the Soulsborne video games. FromSoftware likes to reference its earlier works in their video games even when they don’t technically seem to share a universe.
Second, FromSoftware and Bandai Namco have gone out of their approach to describe Elden Ring as a “new fantasy world.” While that doesn’t essentially rule out the chance that the sport’s world might share some connections with earlier FromSoftware creations, different features of the sport’s growth do make it unlikely that’s the case. For occasion, it’s been reported that George R.R. Martin was concerned in crafting Elden Ring‘s lore and history, which would be a strange assignment for Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki to give to an outsider if Elden Ring was so closely related to Miyazaki’s earlier works.