Fighting plays a huge role in Elden Ring, with a parade of big, bad bosses lining up to knock your block off as you traverse the landscape.
However, if you’re looking for a little inspiration to pick up your sword once more and charge back into the fray, a new trailer for the game might offer you the pep talk you need.
From the Octagon to the Lands Between
The trailer, which you can watch in full below, features battle-hardened MMA fighter Israel Adesanya, who’s no stranger to a good barney, being the current UFC middleweight champion.
So, what wisdom does this battle-hardened warrior have for those struggling to stem the tide of opponents lining up to batter them in Elden Ring?
Well, first of all, Adesanya gets philosophical, declaring that: “power is nothing without the mind to control it”, with the cool robe he’s wearing really enhancing the Yoda vibes of this deep truth about human nature.
The fighter then gives players a bit of a to-do list to help them on their way to becoming an Elden Lord, saying: “a king is not crowned without first slaying his demons”, which might not technically be how orders of succession work in real-world kingdoms, but this is a video game, so it’s cool.
Adesanya then changes his tune a little bit, offering the motivational advice: “when you fall, don’t lose faith, get back up”, with the key to success being that once you do this, you must: “be sharper than their swords and hit harder than their hammers”.
Finally, Adesanya utters the rallying cry of those who play Elden Ring and other FromSoftware games, declaring: “may death never stop you”.
So, if that’s got you pumped up for a few more rounds of Elden Ring, get ready to fight and make sure to follow us for more updates on the game’s modding scene, which might have some tools to help you out on your quest to become Elden Lord.