Bandai Namco has updated the official Elden Ring website to reveal some additional details about the game. According to the publisher, players can use the environment and weather to gain an edge in combat.
In Elden Ring, players will ride across vast fields, bounce over hills and jump to the tops of rocky cliffs on their ephemeral horse, discovering a world full of life and danger.
The game will have mythical creatures that roam the veldam, untold horrors that lurk in the swamps, and all kinds of wandering warriors. Various shy creatures will gnaw on sweet grass or make their way through the undergrowth.
Plus, players can try out dozens of skills and find the one that best suits their style. Players can practice stealth to avoid danger or catch enemies off guard. They can also use the environment, weather, and time of day to gain an advantage.
The game will also rely on dodge and parry mechanics. Players will have to learn the art of combat, where they will have to anticipate the intentions of their enemy. Thus, a well-timed dodge or parry can be the difference between life and death.
“Ride on horseback into battle with the mounted mercenaries and throw them off their horses. Master the secret spells of the masters who still live among the ruins of the war. Summon familiar spirits to even the odds against you. Summon your fellow Dim to fight by your side and share the burden of your exploration. Or plunge into the complex bloody history of the Sundering and uncover the lost secrets of the demigods and their relatives. “
Elden Ring will be released on January 21, 2022, on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One.