Elden Ring is probably the last game you’ll think of if you want to have a laugh. The massively successful RPG masterpiece does tell the story of an unknown Tarnished returning to the Lands Between and on a quest to become Elden Lord, after all.
But that’s exactly what you’re going to be doing in this case as you go through the pages of this gag manga adaptation, Ëlden Ring: Road to the Erdtree…
Yes, you read that right. It’s a gag manga and it’s based on FromSoftware’s latest endeavor. Two things you probably didn’t expect to be associated with each other.
Elden Ring: Road to the Erdtree is a comedic take on the player’s journey to becoming Elden Lord. Players will surely relate as it faithfully captures the first few hours of the game from the epic opening monologue to meeting Melina, obviously minus her questioning Torrent’s choice of Tarnished.
Here’s a quick overview:
Aseo, a poor, Tarnished wretch, finds himself cast out into Limgrave—naked, penniless, hopeless, and maidenless. His only hope in his harsh, unforgiving new home is a mysterious woman named Melina. She urges him to follow the guidance of grace to the Erdtree that looms over the Lands Between. But it won’t be an easy road; a cast of colorful characters awaits Aseo along the way—Patches the Untethered, Blaidd the Half-Wolf, Margit the Fell Omen, Godrick the Grafted, and of course, Ranni the Witch…With little but a loincloth between Aseo and certain death, he strikes out for the first stop on his quest: Stormveil Castle. Will he make it there, or will his journey end before it even begins?
Want to see the rest? Well, you’re in luck, as the first 2 chapters are available for FREE courtesy of ComicWalker, with a third chapter coming out on September 19. We’ve read them, and the manga is definitely a riot, especially if you play the game, and is a refreshing take compared to the overall serious tone of the game.
Elden Ring: Road to the Erdtree is published by KADOKAWA with art by Nikiichi Tobita.