This Friday, you will be transported back to ancient Rome to take part in battles the likes of which you've never seen before. Will you emerge a victor in Ryse: Son of Rome?

There's some gameplay on display, but this launch trailer for the Xbox One exclusive is more about the story of Marius than anything else. As you can see, there's a bit of trouble on the horizon for the Roman empire, but at least one man is willing to push himself to the limit to keep the barbarians at bay.

From what we do see in regards to the actual war is elephants, and then we were distracted because nothing else is more awesome than war elephants wreaking havoc across the battlefield. Guy gets his arm sliced off? Big deal. Nice stab in the middle of the chest? Whatever. War elephants? Now you have our attention. Might make Ryse worth checking out on that aspect alone.

Ryse: Son of Rome will be available on Nov. 22 alongside the Xbox One.