Malenia from Elden Ring has been transformed into a boss battle in Sekiro
Elden Ring is replete with notorious boss battles, yet none of them can rival Malenia, the Blade of Miquella. She is widely regarded as the most formi...
Elden Ring is replete with notorious boss battles, yet none of them can rival Malenia, the Blade of Miquella. She is widely regarded as the most formidable boss in the game by a significant margin, primarily due to her swift attacks and her technique known as the "Waterfowl Dance," which can appear utterly unavoidable if one is not adequately prepared. She bears a striking resemblance to a frenetic boss encounter from Sekiro, seamlessly integrated into the world of Elden Ring, prompting contemplation on how the Wolf would fare against her.
Well, we need not speculate any longer, for someone has actually managed to incorporate Malenia into Sekiro. The individual in question is Kento Ame, who uploaded a video a few days ago showcasing his confrontation with Malenia. It appears that this particular modification replaces the boss battle against the Divine Dragon and substitutes it with a fight against Malenia, who emerges out of nowhere when lightning strikes the ground.
A minor skirmish ensues as Kento Ame skillfully blocks most of Malenia's attacks, thereby replenishing his posture gauge. Once the initial deathblow is executed, this iteration of Malenia even transitions into her second phase, simultaneously leaving behind a poisonous flower bud. The majority of Malenia's moveset has been faithfully replicated, with Sekiro successfully countering a few of her attacks using the Mikiri Counter. It is an incredibly impressive feat of modding and, truth be told, it does not appear out of place, further proving that the original Malenia is indeed a disguised boss from Sekiro.
However, Malenia is not the only boss battle that has been added to Sekiro. Kento Ame recently uploaded a video where Sekiro fights against Slave Knight Gael from Dark Souls 3. Instead of facing him in the Divine Dragon's arena, this modification seemingly replaces Sword Saint Isshin with Gael, pitting him against Sekiro in that very arena. They have somehow managed to replicate every single phase of Gael's battle, and it looks just as flawless as the Malenia modification.
Although it may come as a surprise, the seamless integration of these boss battles into Sekiro makes sense when considering that FromSoftware has been utilizing the same engine for some time now. While I am not a modder myself, one can assume that it is easier to organize modifications across different FromSoftware games when they all run on the same engine. In fact, FromSoftware even employed the engine from Elden Ring for the recently released Armored Core 6, which piques my curiosity to witness how Malenia fares against a fully equipped AC.