Elden Ring gets Game Boy Makeover in 8-bit
The colossal open world game Elden Ring full of unique bosses, quests, and secrets gets a 8-bit makeover version as a demake for the oldschool Game Boy in a fan project.
ShintendoTV, a Twitch user, announced the intention with a recent teaser trailer that blew up on the Elden Ring subreddit. It shows Tarnished rolling through 8-bit recreations of the early part of the game.
The demake is being made in GB Studio 3.0, something Shintendo calls “a really impressive and brand new piece of software” that’s still in development itself.
This means that certain features such as enemy pathfinding (enemies chasing after the player) aren’t available yet, but Shintendo is hoping to have a playable version of Limgrave completed, alongside a demo, by the end of May.
The demake is set to feature iconic locations and characters from Elden Ring including the Church of Elleh, where players will encounter Melina.
Shintendo said on stream that there’s “no real plan” behind development but they’re just going to make one tile after another, each featuring pixel-art versions of various parts of Elden Ring.
IGN said: “Elden Ring is a massive iteration on what FromSoftware began with the Souls series, bringing its relentlessly challenging combat to an incredible open world that gives us the freedom to choose our own path.”