Besides the obvious European architectural inspirations in Elden Ring, a statue in Midland looks identical to the one in Valladolid.
Games that bear the signature of Hidetaka Miyazaki and FromSoftware are special in many ways, and Elden Ring is no different. One of the aspects that draw players’ attention is the secrets and mysteries revealed in the weeks and months after release, which is happening in the Midlands.
From’s latest instalment, like the Souls saga in general, draws inspiration from many aspects of European architecture, sculpture and painting, but what we didn’t expect to find is a reference to the city of Valladolid in Spain. There is a statue in the game that is identical to a real one, as Velkan has rightly shared on social media:
Un saludo al crack de From Software que ha metido uno de los soldados de Valladolid en Elden Ring.
Con bebé incluido. pic.twitter.com/TxzBRKjm5r
— Velkαɳ (@Thorned_Bug) March 20, 2022
As the user points out, these soldiers decorate the portal of the Colegio San Gregorio and are ruled by the aesthetics of the late 15th century in the Iberian Peninsula, as well as having a baby on one of the sides. If you want to see the statue in the game, it is located at the gate that connects Liurnia to the valley.
Miyazaki’s inspiration from medieval times and European territory is evident, and there are probably many more references to be discovered. The game’s own armour is actually faithful to the preserved armour of medieval times. Other secrets hidden in the game are tricky, such as the false wall that takes more than 50 hits to open a new area.
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