Presumptive GOTY Elden Ring is getting a board game adaptation.
Elden Ring is being handled by the same designers behind Dark Souls—Steamforged Games—and will be coming to Kickstarter soon. While details are pretty thin at this stage, one thing that already sounds cool is the way combat is being handled, with dice out the window in favor of:
Like the video game, the ELDEN RING™ board game will immerse players in the forsaken Lands Between. In a vast, sprawling world of decaying grandeur that unfolds through their exploration, 1-4 ‘Tarnished’ players will embark on a huge and varied adventure, visiting iconic locations and crossing paths with familiar enemies and characters.
The video game’s characteristically challenging fights will be recreated by intelligent dice-free combat, requiring players to strategise and adapt their plans during each encounter — whether that be a lowly Godrick Soldier or the Grafted King himself.
Steamforged has made a name for itself over the last few years, adapting a whole ton of video games, from Dark Souls to Horizon Zero Dawn to games based on both Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3.