WATCH: The first 15 minutes of George R.R. Martin's video game are going to blow your mind 1 year ago

WATCH: The first 15 minutes of George R.R. Martin's video game are going to blow your mind

So this is what he was doing while he WASN'T finishing those Game Of Thrones books...

What a match made in heaven this is.


George R. R. Martin, the author of some of the most-beloved fantasy novels of all time, working with Hidetaka Miyazaki, the director of some of the most-beloved video games of all time.

So, while Martin doesn't seem to be in any real hurry to finish his other Game (of Thrones), he did find the time to write the story of Elden Ring, which is being brought to virtual life by the guy who previously delivered the controller-smashing difficult Dark Souls, Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Admittedly, the plot sounds like it might have more to do with The Lord of the Rings than with Game of Thrones (the title certainly doesn't help, either), but the official plot synopsis has it... kinda somewhere in between both:

"Elden Ring takes place in the realm of the Lands Between, sometime after the destruction of the titular Elden Ring and the scattering of its shards, the Great Runes.


"Once graced by the Ring and the Erdtree which symbolises its presence, the realm is now ruled over by the demigod offspring of Queen Marika the Eternal, each possessing a shard of the Ring that corrupts and taints them with power.

"As a Tarnished - exiles from the Lands Between who lost the Ring's grace - summoned back after the Shattering, players must traverse the realm to ultimately find all the Great Runes, restore the Elden Ring, and become the Elden Lord."

Miyazaki's company FromSoftware have released over 15 minutes of gameplay footage from the upcoming release, and yes, this will shoot the game to the top of the must-own lists for any and all fans of Martin and/or Miyazaki.

Elden Ring is due for release of 25 February, 2022 on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One and PC.


(The footage below will only play if you are signed into your YouTube account and are aged 18 years or over.)

Clip via Bandai Namco