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The question “Is Elden Ring a sequel to Dark Souls?” makes fans so curious about it. This article will give you the best answer! 

This game is also a bleak medieval fantasy RPG by FromSoftware like Dark Souls. It’s a fair question to ask. 

They share in terms of mechanics and visuals with Runes replacing Souls and Sites of Grace taking over Bonfires. 

So what is the connection between Elden Ring and the older Dark Souls series? We’ll focus on them in terms of story and gameplay.

Is Elden Ring a sequel to Dark Souls?

The answer is that Elden Ring is not a sequel, prequel, series spin-off or similar extension of the Dark Souls franchise although there are clear similarities between 2 games. 

The stories take place in different worlds with their own mythologies.

Of course, there are several gameplay similarities. The stories take place in different worlds with their own mythologies. 

The connection between Elden Ring and Dark Souls is comparable to how the game relates to Demon’s and Bloodborne. There’s no connection beyond being a kind of spiritual successor. 

Although the games have the same worlds, ideas and gameplay, there’s no story link between them. 

So, the players will not need to play Dark Souls or any other of From Software’s back catalog to understand this game.

FromSoftware does like to reference its own games a lot, so the ideas  crop up from game-to-game like the Moonlight Greatsword or Patches the Trustworthy in Bloodborne, Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls alike.

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In some aspects, this game is a quite similar gameplay model to Dark Souls. Although this model has additional features, like crafting, free exploration in an open world, and a little more stealth. 

This game is a quite similar gameplay model to Dark Souls

So, it’s 85% Dark Souls with about 15% Zelda: Breath of the Wild added. Still, in its RPG and combat elements, it’s quite similar to its predecessors, so you can feel safe on those as a template for how you’ll feel about Elden Ring. 

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