The elephant: a majestic creature of immense strength and intelligence, exhibiting complex social structures and emotional attachments. Also, the most powerful animal man has ever harnessed for his own ends, and one of the stars of the forthcoming Far Cry 4.
Trailed in the style of a tongue-firmly-in-its-cheek video documentary, the latest trailer for Ubisoft's sprawling shooter focuses on the game's largest character. Found throughout the title's Himayalan setting, elephants will provide players with an alternative route into fortresses, taking on enemy vehicles or just getting from point to point in grand style. They can even pick up footsoldiers and helpfully hold them within your gun sights - which is pretty morbid.
Tasteful? Not really. Incredibly cool? You bet. And rest assured, no elephants were harmed in the making of this video. Quite a few bad guys died though, which is a plus.