The Fire Ring is being made into an actual Game Boy

Arise ye Tarnished, someone makes a Game Boy demake of everyone’s favorite game, The Fire Ring, and livestreams the development process. This demake is just the latest development in an apparent trend with From Software games that also gave us the release of the Bloodborne PSX a few months ago.

According to IGN, shintendo first announced their demake via Elden Ring subreddit, where they posted a clip of the opening area and the boss fight, which is meant to kill players and send them to the game’s tutorial itself. The short video also features the most adorable dodge roll ever and ends in the aforementioned death before text promoting Shintendo’s Twitch channel emerges. They intend to show how they develop the Elden Ring into actual Game Boy hardware there and archive it on their Youtube channel.

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In the comments below their Reddit post, shintendo clarified that they used software called GB Studio 3.0 to achieve this huge achievement. Due to the huge size, shintendo has also not settled on the scope of the project yet, but said they “at least hope to complete the Limgrave area by the end of May.”

A few hours after sharing the snippet, shintendo went live on Twitch, where they showed more work with the opening areas of the game, as well as designing sprites for Varre, NPC, who calls the player virgin, and fan-favorite witch Ranni. According to comments they have made on Reddit, shintendo hopes to release a demo on Itch at the end of May, apparently when they have completed Limgrave.

Until then, you may all have to settle for the actual Elden Ring, which we gave a perfect result, calling it “a masterpiece of open-world design that places exploration and player agency at the heart of the experience.” If you’re just jumping in, we also have plenty of guides to help you find your foothold while on adventures through Lands Between.

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