Elden Ring director Miyazaki is interested in making a traditional JRPG, but it wouldn’t be an Enchanted Arms sequel

A whole bunch of folks are currently busy digging into Elden Ring‘s Shadow of the Erdtree expansion now that it’s out, but if you love a good JRPG, it might be worth pausing your trip to the Land of Shadow to absorb what director Hidetaka Miyazaki recently said about digging the idea of him spearheading development on one.

Yup, in an interview with Rolling Stone, the developer touched on the fact that he’d like to make a traditional JRPG at some point in the future, but wouldn’t feel comfortable reviving one of the IPs that make up FromSoft’s previous flirtations with the genre. If you’re not an expert on the studio’s history, 2006’s Enchanted Arms is the main game being alluded to, though a return to FromSoftware’s first ever game was also ruled out.

“I don’t think there’s a scenario where I myself would make a King’s Field. The same can be said about Otogi and Enchanted Arms,” Miyazaki said, explaining: “I think a lot of these games are so intertwined with the directors who almost invented that style of game.”

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