An Elden Ring fan travels 30 years back in time by creating a Game Boy demake of FromSoftware open world hit.
Twitch user shintendoTV streams the game’s development live after announcing their plans in a Reddit post (below), where they said the game will be designed to work on real hardware – probably like Analogue Pocket, rather than an original Game Boy .
Although they are currently unsure of how much of the game they will recreate (since Elden Ring is really massive), Nintendo at least hopes to be able to handle the complete opening area in Limgrave.
The development is being made in GB Studio 3.0, something Shintendo calls “a really impressive and brand new piece of software” that is still under development.
This means that certain features such as the enemy’s pathfinder (enemies are chasing the player) are not available yet, but Shintendo hopes to have a playable version of Limgrave ready, along with a demo, by the end of May.
The development is set to feature iconic locations and characters from the Elden Ring, including the Church of Elleh, where players will encounter Melina, who simply asks, “No virgins?”
Shintendo said on the stream that there is “no real plan” behind the development, but they just want to make one tile after the other, each featuring pixel-art versions of different parts of the Elden Ring.
It’s not the only FromSoftware game demake that fans of the series have made, with the Bloodborne PlayStation 1 demake perhaps the most famous example. Developer Lilith Walther has even announced a spin-off in the form of Bloodborne Kart.
It will be the latest crazy way players choose to enjoy the Fire Ring. One player, Let Me Solo Here, is endlessly summoned to fight one of the game’s toughest bosses, while a speedrunner has now beaten the match in under seven minutes.
All legendary weapons in the Elden Ring
In our 10/10 review, IGN said: “The Fire Ring is a massive iteration of what FromSoftware began with the Souls series, bringing its relentlessly challenging battle to an incredibly open world that gives us the freedom to choose our own path.”
To make these choices with the best available information, check out our guide, which contains everything you could ever hope to know about the Elden Ring, including collectibles, boss strategies, and more.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He will talk about The Witcher all day.