A lot of gameplay information was also shared about FromSoftware‘s next game, Elden Ring.
On Reddit, there’s a big post about the game that had its background lore written by George R. R. Martin. The post says that the first gameplay will be revealed in December, at The Game Awards, and that the game will launch in April. You might say it’s fake, but there’s a lot of detailed information as well about the gameplay…
Most of the combat is built upon the foundation of Souls series. The powers you get from the bosses are integrated to combos like the prosthetic in Sekiro but for all weapons. Some of those can also be used in the open world to open new paths much like in Zelda.
There will be a new bar, named «FP». It is part of the new burn mechanic. Using these powers burns your arms until they become ashes. Your arms can also be cut by enemies if burned to a certain degree. You can use mechanical arms as a weaker replacement. Limbs are dropped by enemies but only some can be used as a replacement for your arm. Most of the others are rotten or already burned. They can also be offered to „covenants.” Resting at a specific „altar” fully recovers your arms. Stealth kills allow recovering a bit from the burns.
There will be specific skills, such as crouch, swim, dive, power stance, dash, crafting herbs, magic, dual wield, parry, deflect, climb, hiding in the environment, faith, drain, roll, super armour, high jump, awareness, knowledge. There will also be skill trees with different paths. The skills attributed depend on your starting class. You obtain some skills during the game depending on your build by using skill points.
Your arms are a new „mechanic” as well. There is a „hand” command, but to use it, you have to sheath your weapon. You can grab and launch objects (interrupters, levers, rocks…), push rocks, inspect the walls and manually push blocks by using both the joystick and the grab command. However, there will be no indication of what you can or can’t grab/push – there will be no text when you stand in front of a lever to activate it.
So if this post is true, Elden Ring will launch in April on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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