How the latest FromSoftware game is going beyond Dark Souls
Elden Ring chronicles the journey of the Tarnished, one of the "dead who yet live," through the Lands Between. Said open world promises a level of scale we've never seen in a From title before.
Your mount Reima can carry you up cliffs, lending a sense of verticality to the world. Excitingly, it can also be summoned during boss battles.
Battles in Elden Ring look to combine a heady mix of magic and melee combat. It's also a little surprising FromSoftware has leant into non-magical ranged attacks and stealth.
While the Lands Between seems to combine a wild mix of sunlit environments, it seems many locales are underground and attached to good old-fashioned dungeons.
Co-op in Elden Ring looks like it could be more lenient in terms of where and when you can play with friends in comparison to Dark Souls. Bandai has confirmed up to four players can join one world.
According to director Hidetake Miyazaki, the Game of Thrones creator has helped forge a rich mythos for Elden Ring through legends he's written for the game's world.
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