Following the loss of life of acclaimed manga creator and Berserk creator Kentaro Miura, gamers within the Sq. Enix MMORPG Closing Fantasy 14 paid tribute in a digital vigil.
Miura is greatest often called the creator and artist of the manga Berserk, a seminal darkish fantasy sequence critically acclaimed for its storytelling, artwork, and world-building. Works which have been impressed by Berserk are quite a few together with games like Dark Souls in addition to Closing Fantasy.
One of many hallmarks of Berserk is the absurdly giant sword carried by its hero Guts. In Closing Fantasy, loads of characters wield equally giant weapons together with Cloud in Final Fantasy 7 and the Darkish Knight class in Closing Fantasy 14. And it is the latter who confirmed as much as pay respects to Miura just about.
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Movies started to emerge on-line of gamers lining up in most important cities round Closing Fantasy 14 wearing Darkish Knight gear as an homage to Miura’s Berserk inspirations. The Darkish Knight class makes use of the massive sword as its major weapon and lots of of its story-related armor units are darkish fantasy-inspired.
In the primary metropolis of Ul’dah, the road of gamers wearing Darkish Knight gear was so lengthy that the MMO struggled to load correctly.
Miura died on the age of 54 of acute aortic dissection. Younger Animal Comics, which publishes Berserk, issued an announcement writing, “We want to categorical our utmost respect and gratitude to Dr. Miura’s portray work and pray for his soul.”
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