A video of the impressive mod has already gone viral, showcasing just how detailed the characters appear in the game.
Elden Ring,But it’s actually Tekken pic.twitter.com/3m1ll8RN0Y
— Ultraboy (@uwais_alqarani) March 30, 2022
Honestly, it’s impressive stuff. But Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada isn’t quite so impressed.
“Um… Sure, Elden is a Bandai Namco-funded title, and I was the production general manager in charge of Elden, so it’s not irrelevant … it’s ridiculously well-made mod but plz stop it lol,” he said via Twitter.
When asked if he meant to stop the mod or stop telling him about it, he replied that a lot of people are assuming the mod is official.
“U probably don’t know, but there r surprisingly many ppl who think this is official one or make various misunderstandings & contact us,” he said. “I DON’T say anything for ur personal enjoyment, but I want u to know that there r ppl in ur community who make noise based on misunderstandings.”
So, if you do happen to be playing this wildly-unofficial Tekken mod, just don’t tell Katsuhiro Harada about it.
The mod itself replaces Tekken characters for its Elden Ring counterparts. For example, Melina replaces Lidia, Malenia replaces Kunimitsu, and Ranni the Witch replaces Kazumi. Hilariously, a big old lobster replaces Heihachi, while Alexander the Iron Fist (or Pot Boy to his pals) replaces Gigas.
Elden Ring has already seen its fair share of mods itself, with modders adding a new easy mode for those of us who aren’t used to the relentless slog of a Souls-like.
Meanwhile, a hidden pause function has been found in the game which doesn’t require a mod. Want to read more about Elden Ring? Check out our beginner’s guide for all the basics as well as our hints, secrets, and tips to survive.
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