23 April 2024
Games Technology

Dataminer Discovers Alternate Elden Ring Intro

An Elden Ring Tarnished lays unconscious on the ground as the ethereal steed, Torrent, sniffs their hand.

Screenshot: FromSoftware / Kotaku

I believed we had been carried out with the bottom Elden Ring narrative and, as a substitute, had moved onto determining the Shadow of the Erdtree clues director Hidetaka Miyazaki left behind. Nevertheless it seems that FromSoftware’s magnum opus actually is an countless treasure trove of cool lore and fascinating tales, as a dataminer has lately dusted off and reconstructed an alternate introduction to the sport that barely modifications issues.

As spotted by IGN, Elden Ring dataminer Sekiro Dubi found that the sport initially began with you washing up on a seashore as a substitute of awakening in The Stranded Graveyard and trudging by to the Cave of Data. Elden Ring gamers know that the sport plops you the de facto tutorial space after you (most certainly) die to the Grafted Scion boss on the Chapel of Anticipation. Nevertheless, in a March 6 YouTube video, Sekiro Dubi reveals that in “the unique Elden Ring place to begin” that they restored, FromSoft truly meant on your macerated physique to reach on a sandy seashore beneath the Seaside Ruins. This, in accordance with a cutscene that Sekiro Dubi had stitched collectively after sleuthing by in-game information, is the place you’d have first been launched to Melina and Torrent.

Sekiro Dubi

The dialogue doesn’t change an excessive amount of, although there are a couple of new strains right here and there. The place to begin itself, nevertheless, is completely new. As an alternative of taking management of your Tarnished within the Stranded Graveyard as you do within the retail model of Elden Ring, Sekiro Dubi confirmed that, at one level within the sport’s growth, you’d encounter an enemy, a mercenary and his wolf, on the seashore earlier than swerving right into a cave that leads you to the Stranded Graveyard. In response to Sekiro Dubi’s findings, all of that is even discovered within the Community Check maps of the sport, suggesting that Stormveil Fort beforehand had a teleport that’d zip you again to the Chapel of Anticipation. The (Elden Ring) world actually is spherical, huh?

Kotaku has reached out to Sekiro Dubi for remark.

It’s thrilling that discoveries like this are nonetheless being made in Elden Ring, whilst consideration shifts towards its upcoming enlargement, Shadow of the Erdtree, which can give us a glance into Malenia’s twin brother, Miquella, and his connection to The Shadowland. The DLC is due out on June 22, and already some gamers have Indiana Jones’d a bit of lore within the base sport that connects to Shadow of the Erdtree. Dataminers simply hold discovering the good stuff in Elden Ring.