Elden Ring Director Reveals Influences Like Lord Of The Rings, RuneQuest, And More

From Software’s Elden Ring is one of 2022’s most-anticipated games, and it’s almost here. Ahead of launch, director Hidetaka Miyazaki spoke about the game’s inspirations, and one of them is The Lord of the Rings.

Speaking in the latest issue of Edge Magazine, as reported by Wccftech, Miyazaki said The Lord of the Rings was one of Elden Ring’s inspirations, the others including The Eternal Champion books, and parts of tabletop RPGs like RuneQuest.

“It’s difficult to give any one single inspiration that had a major impact on Elden Ring. There have been a lot of different works that influenced the creative process in various ways–The Lord Of The Rings, The Eternal Champion series of novels by Michael Moorcock, aspects of tabletop RPGs such as RuneQuest, etc,” he said. “There are a lot of motifs and themes that I was able to pick from these various works that had an effect on the development of Elden Ring.”

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Author: Eddie Makuch