FromSoftware’s upcoming Elden Ring will feature a mechanic that allows players to hoover up the souls of enemies to allow you to use them in battle as summons.
Speaking during an interview with IGN, Hidetaka Miyazaki, the game’s director, revealed players are “able to summon the spirits of deceased enemies and use them as allies in battle.” In addition, he also revealed that you can call on other players for cooperative play.
Those ones you saw in the trailer, those were the spirit summons we mentioned earlier. Usually they are enemy characters, but you can summon them as allies to assist you in battle. So those were the local offline summons.
These spirits summons, we feel like as well as there being a large variety to them, they’re a nice collectible hidden element within the game world to discover and to equip as you go. They offer a lot of different strategic options, but also the player might find that they just like a certain enemy tagging along with them, a certain summon pleases them aesthetically.
So there’s a lot of strategic and a lot of personal touch to these summons. And we hope that players will also enjoy discovering their own progression elements as well.
Elden Ring is currently in development for PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One and will be released on January 21, 2022.
[Source – IGN]