The oldsters 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 recreation. And whereas I’m certain the loremasters and different web sleuths are deducing clues concerning the recreation’s narrative and mechanics as I sort, my consideration has been targeted on one thing else completely: that double-jumping horse.
We’ve identified 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 bounce, 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 interested by 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 perhaps 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 believe these maneuvers is perhaps restricted to particular areas and even tied to a useful resource like magic or stamina. That is for certain the very first thing I’m going to strive as soon as I lastly get my palms 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.