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 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 Darkish Souls method 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 have the ability to double soar, there was additionally a bit the place the horse rattling close to flies up a sheer cliff face. Overlook the dragons, that is all I’m occupied with now.
Whereas I don’t actually care about foolish issues like lore-grounded explanations relating to one thing as nice as magical, flying horses, it does seem to be there is likely to be some form of gameplay mechanic concerned right here. See how the horse’s hooves are surrounded by a sort of supernatural mist or power whereas they’re performing these airborne feats? I feel these maneuvers is likely to 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 Sequence X/S, and PC on January 21, 2022.