We thought that whips were exclusively reserved for jockeys and saucy video clips, but it turns out that they serve a much greater purpose in Freedom Wars’ post-apocalyptic world. Sony has released a brand new trailer showing off the thorned gear that you’ll be able to wield in the upcoming Monster Hunter-esque game, which has many more uses than mere mobility.

As demonstrated in the clip embedded below, you’ll be able to use the device to lay traps, create defensive walls, and even heal your teammates. It seems like you’ll have to pick between which type of whip you want to use, though, so think of this as a nifty class system. Which iteration of the tool do you reckon looks the most useful? Flog us in the comments section below.

[via siliconera.com]