Elden Ring DLC Gameplay and Story Info | Everything We Know So Far

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The long-awaited expansion for 2022's Game of the Year, Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree, is finally revealed! Read on to learn about our first impressions of the game, its story, and gameplay.

Everything We Know About Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Story Plot

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Embark to The Land of Shadow, a place obscured by the Erdtree. Where the goddess Marika first set foot. A land purged in an unsung battle and set ablaze by Messmer’s flame. It was to this land that Miquella departed. Divesting himself of all things Golden: his flesh, his strength, his lineage.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Gameplay

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In the 3 minute trailer, it reveals a ton of new areas to explore, new weapons to wield, new abilities and spells to cast, and even more lore bombs to drop. The Shadow of the Erdtree expansion features an all-new story set in the Land of Shadow imbued with mystery, perilous dungeons, and new enemies, weapons and equipment. As foreseen by many players and fans alike, the DLC will start by interacting with Miquella's withered hand in Mohgwyn Palace as said in the trailer.

It was also said in an interview with FromSoftware's president Hidetaka Miyazaki, that there will be over 10 new boss fights and eight new weapon categories while retaining the structure of the base game with open fields, dungeons, and other areas.

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While the difficulty of FromSoftware games have always been challenging to say the least, it will take a similar route to Dark Souls 3's Ringed City DLC and Bloodborne's The Old Hunters DLC where it will be similar to the scaling of the endgame of the base game. Several enemies and bosses have already been shown in the trailer such as Messmer the Impaler, a horse-riding monstrosity with a boomerang for a weapon, and many more.

The new map will be somewhat larger than Limgrave, or the base game's first area, as confirmed by Miyazaki. Furthermore, he also confirmed the existence of a poisonous swamp area as expected from each and every Soulsborne game from FromSoftware and even said that he realized that he liked creating poisoned swamps and that it was "a little place of introspection and reflection" for him.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Trailer

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The Shadow of the Erdtree expansion features an all-new story set in the Land of Shadow imbued with mystery, perilous dungeons, and new enemies, weapons and equipment.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Product Information

Elden Ring - Elden Ring Product Information
Title ELDEN RING: SHADOW OF THE ERDTREE
Release Date June 21, 2024
Developer FromSoftware Inc.
Publisher FromSoftware Inc., Bandai Namco Entertainment
Supported Platforms PlayStation 5 / PlayStation 4 /Xbox Series X|S / Xbox One / Steam (PC)
Genre Action, RPG
Number of Players 1~4 Players
ESRB Rating Rated M
Official Website https://en.bandainamcoent.eu/elden-ring/elden-ring/shadow-of-the-erdtree?utm_campaign=EldenRing-SOTE-page&utm_medium=official_post&utm_source=SM_Official

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