Elden Ring expansion announced, called Shadow of the Erdtree

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FromSoftware just announced a major expansion for most people’s 2022 Game Of The Year, Fire Ring, is in development. It’s called Shadow of the Erdtree.

The announcement was made via Twitter:

Get up, get up, and let’s 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.

As well as on the game’s official sitewhere it was also announced that the expansion, as you’d expect, is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

And that’s it! It was all that was advertised. Just the title, the platforms and the only artwork. Feel free to speculate wildly about the size, focus and content of the expansion until further notice.

Oh, and the image at the top had to be cropped a bit; here is the full illustration:

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2022 was the year of the Elden Ring

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2022 was the year of Fire Ringof Miyazakiof Malenia. The highly anticipated FromSoftware title held the industry by the throat for several months, and dominated the surrounding conversation difficulty, damage escalationand the player builds (including everyone’s favorite nepo baby, Elon Musk). It took above streamingthe renamed each animal “dog”, it created legends.

After over a decade of FromSoftware games holding court as the quintessential “git god” series, locking them off us without a masochist bent out of discourse, Fire Ringits open world opened the gates to a whole new player base. As such, it catapulted the work of Hidetaka Miyezaki to entirely new heights: Fire Ring is by far the best-selling FromSoftware title, there are GOTY awards like Rowa Fruitand it’s still generating passionate conversations 10 months after its release.

By subtly deviating from the proven FromSoftware formula and giving us a game resolved by a single, punishing, linear course, The fire Call olisted Landene tween on a beautifully decorated (but slightly tarnished) silver plate. And we swallowed that shit.

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