Big bosses in FromSofware games are nothing new. Dark Souls has Relentless Bolt and the Iron Golem, Sekiro features two Great Serpents, and the list goes on. But the latest promotional image for Elden Ring has potential players quite intimidated.
The image in question comes from a promotional tweet from the Elden Ring account. “The ferocious beasts of the misty woods offer only a gesture of hospitality,” he says. But the giant bear in the photo, all revved up to slap the little warrior across the face, seems the opposite of hospitable. It’s impressive that FromSoftware can take real-life beasts like bears and make them even more intimidating in their games.
Internet forums like ResetEra are having a field day with the tweet. TO related thread includes users who call the beast a “chad bear” and remember Sekiro’s Guardian Ape boss fight – I hope this animal doesn’t continue to fight after being decapitated. The bear boss fight also seems mechanically similar to the ape one. During the network test, some players were able to crash beyond the intended limits and actually ran into this crazy mama bear. Here’s a clip of Boss Fight database if you want to see what it looks like.
The bear isn’t the only baddie leaked before its official reveal (which is what the aforementioned tweet would be). New enemies such as knights and giant falcons were discovered, and a YouTuber shared the full character customization process. As for when the rest of us can get our hands on Elden Ring, the release date is only a month away. Coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC on February 25.