Dark Souls’ magic to let you transform into solid iron and… a vase?

By Nathan Grayson, Friday, 4 February 2011 06:38 GMT

No, Dark Souls won’t let you play as a Wonder Twin. This, you see, actually sounds pretty darn cool. Also, we’ve yet to see any purple spandex, which is always a plus.

Game director Hidetaka Miyazaki recently highlighted some of Dark Souls’ more unique powers, and the keyword here seems to be “versatility.”

For instance, one spell turns you into a hulking, practically stationary iron man (not, unfortunately, to be confused with the Iron Man), hugely boosting your defense at the expense of mobility.

Or you can turn into a vase. An ordinary, non-genie-filled vase. It’s infinitely breakable, sure, but it also takes a page right out of Metal Gear Solid 4’s book. Similar to the way Snake was able to blend in with a group of statues, Dark Souls will grant you near-invisibility when you plop down next to a row of vases. From there, you’ll be able to mount a surprise attack against your unsuspecting foe.

All told, it sounds hilariously entertaining. Let’s just hope Link never finds his way into the game.

Thanks, Siliconera.

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