Elden Ring Gets an Official Manga – and It’s a Comedy
An official Elden Ring manga has been released, featuring characters such as Melina, Radahn, and Malenia, but instead of following a deep and dark story akin to the game, the comic is actually a comedy.
As reported by PC Gamer, the manga is available for free online in 12 languages and published by FromSoftware’s parent company Kadokawa. It follows Asea, a wretched Tarnished (the naked starting character from Elden Ring) as he navigates the weird and wonderful world of The Lands Between.
While just two chapters are available now, the manga will evolve over time with the release of new episodes on the fourth and 19th day of each month. It’s written by Nikiichi Tobita, the artist behind another gag manga called A Cursed Sword’s Daily Life, but follows the same lore and storylines set out by FromSoftware.
Elden Ring Manga
“Aseo, a poor, Tarnished wretch, finds himself cast out into Limgrave, naked, penniless, hopeless, and maidenless,” an official plot synopsis reads. “His only hope in his harsh, unforgiving new home is a mysterious woman named Melina
“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?”
Elden Ring has proved somewhat of a cultural phenomenon since it was release in February, with players finding a ton of different ways to interact with the game. People have played it using a Fisher Price toy, the Nintendo Switch Ring Fit controller, and someone has even made a working VR version of the game.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.