Owing to its over-the-top captivating gameplay, Elden Ring has successfully captured the wildest imaginations of gamers across the world. In its high-fantasy world, players find themselves wholly immersed in jaw-dropping lore and epic characters.
From the very moment the game was announced, it took the gaming community by storm, with many players eagerly anticipating its release. And now, with the official announcement of its first-ever Shadow of the Erdtree DLC game expansion, the excitement levels have reached new heights!
Now, without any further delay, let us explore what this DLC is about.
Shadow of the Erdtree DLC
Although many had already been wishing for an Elden Ring DLC, its announcement came as a sudden surprise. More often than not, there are leaks long before an official announcement. And for a high-profile game like Elden Ring, it would have been more natural for a DLC news leak to occur but it didn’t happen.
As such, gamers were caught off-guarded when the developers made an official announcement from the game’s official Twitter page. For now, the only confirmed news is that the DLC is “currently in development”.
The official Tweet reads: “Rise, Tarnished, and let us walk a new path together. An upcoming expansion for #ELDENRING Shadow of the Erdtree, is currently in development. We hope you look forward to new adventures in the Lands Between.”
Moreover, Shadow of the Erdtree DLC is set to release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, as well as PC via Steam.
Elden Ring DLC Speculations
Although FromSoftware has been all but silent about the upcoming DLC, it has not stopped Elden Ring fans from making tons of speculations. So far, we only have the image of the upcoming Elden Ring DLC. And other than this, we know its name: Shadow of the Erdtree. And that’s it.
Remarkably, based only on the image and the name of the DLC, Elden Ring fans have come up with numerous story content speculations. Of these, a few are quite notable and likely to be what the DLC is going to be about.
The DLC feature image shows us a rider in the foreground and a tree in the background which is leaking some sort of dust. When we compare it with its name, we find that it is too literal. Maybe this is what the DLC is about: Shadow of the Erdtree.
But that is not important. The rider in the image foreground has stolen way more attention than the tree. There is a mysterious aura about it and fans are hugely speculating.
Consequently, this one such speculation revolves around the legendary character, Miquella, whom players never get to meet physically in the game. He is the twin brother of Malenia who is one of the most powerful demigods in the game. For now, in the base game, players only hear about Miquella under item descriptions.
Perhaps the most terrifying thing about Miquella surrounds the bone-chilling remark given by his twin sister, Malenia, that he is the most powerful of all demigods! Now, given the countless failed attempts players make while fighting Malenia, one can only imagine in horror what is truly Miquella capable of!
It is worth noting that despite Miquella’s rumored strengths, he is cursed to stay forever young. Also, his beloved sister’s body is slowly but continuously being rotten away by another curse. As such, he is constantly trying to figure out ways in order to cure both of these curses. So far, he has not been successful.
Moreover, Miquella is not present in the game during the player’s time in Lands Between. As part of the optional storyline, if completed by players, they would find out that Miquella has been kidnapped by Mohg who is seeking to elevate himself to the level of God. Currently, Miquella is sleeping in some weird flesh cocoon.
About Elden Ring Video Game
Elden Ring is a 2022 open-world action role-playing video game developed by FromSoftware. It has been a critical hit since its launch. So much so, the game went on to bag the Game of the Year (GOTY) award at the 2022 Game Awards shows!
Essentially, Elden Ring is played from a third-person perspective. In the game, players find themselves in a bewitched world of Lands Between that is divided into 6 main areas. Each area is under the rule of a demigod and is unique in terms of its terrain, enemies, and features.
In their quest to become the ultimate Elden Lord, players are required to defeat the demigods and obtain the fragments of the broken Elden Ring. Only by combining these broken fragments can players become the supreme Elden Lord.
Although Elden Ring takes its inspiration from the likes of Dark Souls, Bloodborne, as well as Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, it is unlike any other in the souls-like genre. What truly sets Elden Ring apart is its ability to transport players into a world of wonder and magic promising an adventure of a lifetime. Its soul-like genre further adds to the thrill and challenge, making each victory all the more rewarding. The game’s magical world is a breathtaking blend of fantasy and reality, with intricate landscapes, stunning visuals, and fascinating characters.
Whether you’re battling fearsome foes, exploring hidden ruins, or uncovering dark secrets, Elden Ring never fails to captivate and enthrall. And with the release of Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, the journey continues to become even more exciting, intriguing, and magical.
In the end, what truly will happen remains yet to be seen. Is it really Miquella or someone else entirely? Or is it some sort of sickly joke altogether that is being pulled by FromSoftware developers on Elden Ring players? Only time will tell when the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC will launch.
As an Elden Ring player myself, I cannot wait for its launch! What about you? Are you a fan of this state-of-the-art action RPG video game? Share your thoughts with us and let us know in the comments below!