The of us at From Software dropped a brand new Elden Ring trailer this afternoon, offering nearly three full minutes of gameplay for the beforehand camera-shy sport. And whereas I’m certain the loremasters and different web sleuths are deducing clues concerning the sport’s narrative and mechanics as I sort, my consideration has been centered on one thing else solely: that double-jumping horse.
We’ve recognized for a while that Elden Ring would deviate from the Dark Souls formulation by introducing mounted fight, however I don’t assume anybody was ready for the horses to be so freaking acrobatic. In addition to 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. Forget the dragons, that is all I’m enthusiastic about now.
While I don’t actually care about foolish issues like lore-grounded explanations relating to one thing as nice as magical, flying horses, it does appear to be there could be some type of gameplay mechanic concerned right here. See how the horse’s hooves are surrounded by a sort of supernatural mist or vitality whereas they’re performing these airborne feats? I feel these maneuvers could be restricted to particular areas and even tied to a useful resource like magic or stamina. This is for certain the very first thing I’m going to attempt as soon as I lastly get my palms on the sport.
Elden Ring is lastly coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on January 21, 2022.