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Elden Ring will cover themes of racism, politics and citizenship

Published: 10:49, 24 September 2020
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In the most recent interview, Elden Ring team finally talked about their long-awaited game, mentioning a couple of interesting things. It looks like Elden Ring will emphasize themes of racism, politics and citizenship among other things.

It's been a little over a year since we last heard about Elden Ring. FromSofware's next title was officially revealed at E3 2019 with a short teaser and that's about it. We're still waiting to see gameplay, but it looks like the wait could be over soon since Elden Ring team have finally revealed a small bit of info about the game.

In a recent interview, where the team mainly talked about their previous title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the interviewer asked about Elden Ring and collab with George R.R. Martin, the author of Game of Thrones. 

Since the interview is in Japanese, cocoakoumori on Reddit was kind enough to translate the interesting bits:

"This is one that I personally like and I think it's a very painful fantasy drama... There's pain there and from a human perspective there are themes of racism, politics, citizenship, and so on. So this is a work that is psychologically quote painful in a lot of ways and making a game with Miyazaki which such a huge world view.. on a world-level, everyone's looking forward to it so..."

If you follow the game closely, you probably know that insider Omni already mentioned politics as one of the themes in the game, which is not surprising since FromSoftware's games usually feature themes of politics, racism and conflict between races. 

Anyway, after a long wait, this info certainly isn't much but at least we know that the game is still pretty much on the way. Hopefully, we won't have to wait for too long to see some gameplay. 

Elden Ring - an action RPG by George R.R. Martin and FromSoftware

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Elden Ring is currently in development. The game is confirmed for PS4, Xbox One and PC but it should also come to next-gen consoles. The release date is still unknown. 

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