The parents at From Software program dropped a brand new Elden Ring trailer this afternoon, offering virtually three full minutes of gameplay for the beforehand camera-shy sport. And whereas I’m positive the loremasters and different web sleuths are deducing clues in regards to the sport’s narrative and mechanics as I sort, my consideration has been targeted on one thing else completely: that double-jumping horse.
We’ve recognized for a while that Elden Ring would deviate from the Darkish Souls formulation by introducing mounted fight, however I don’t assume anybody was ready for the horses to be so freaking acrobatic. Along with the above snippet, which demonstrates how your equine companions will be capable of double soar, there was additionally a bit the place the horse rattling close to flies up a sheer cliff face. Neglect the dragons, that is all I’m serious about now.
Whereas I don’t actually care about foolish issues like lore-grounded explanations in terms of one thing as nice as magical, flying horses, it does seem to be there could be some type of gameplay mechanic concerned right here. See how the horse’s hooves are surrounded by a type of supernatural mist or power whereas they’re performing these airborne feats? I believe these maneuvers could be restricted to particular areas and even tied to a useful resource like magic or stamina. That is for positive the very first thing I’m going to attempt as soon as I lastly get my arms on the sport.
Elden Ring is lastly coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Collection X/S, and PC on January 21, 2022.