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Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Edition Unveiled: June 21 Release Date Confirmed

After months of anticipation, fans of FromSoftware’s critically acclaimed open-world game, Elden Ring, can rejoice as the much-awaited DLC, “Shadow of the Erdtree,” finally gets a release date. Bandai Namco Entertainment has officially confirmed that the expansion will hit the shelves on June 21, 2024. This news follows the success of Elden Ring, which took home the prestigious Game of the Year award in 2022.

The Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree trailer has provided eager gamers with a comprehensive look at what to expect in the upcoming expansion. The footage showcases a new area for exploration, introduces various formidable bosses, and teases players with glimpses of powerful new weapons. Among the standout features is a colossal burning wicker man, a spark-emitting hippo-like creature, and a formidable flaming crossbow weapon.

The story remains shrouded in mystery, with the trailer’s description hinting at Miquella’s anticipation for the return of his promised Lord in the Land of Shadow. The expansion promises to deliver a challenging adventure with a satisfying yet difficult gameplay loop reminiscent of the original Elden Ring.

For those eager to dive into the Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree experience, pre-orders are now available. The standard edition of the expansion is priced at $39.99 USD and comes with three editions: Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Edition, Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Collector’s Edition, and a pre-order bonus – the Ring of Miquella in-game gesture.

The Elden Ring modding community, which has played a significant role in enhancing and expanding the gaming experience, is expected to continue its contributions with the arrival of Shadow of the Erdtree. Modders have been active in creating enhancements for Elden Ring on PC, fixing issues, and introducing new ways to play. The modding scene is likely to thrive with the new expansion, offering players even more opportunities to customize and enhance their gaming experience.

As Elden Ring is available on various platforms, including PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, the Shadow of the Erdtree expansion will also be accessible across these platforms, ensuring a widespread and immersive experience for players.

In addition to the standard edition, Bandai Namco Entertainment has introduced an array of collector’s editions for the most dedicated fans. The Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Collector’s Edition includes both the base game and the expansion, along with exclusive items such as a hardcover art book and a Messmer the Impaler statue.

With the promise of a captivating new story set in the Land of Shadow, new bosses, enemies, weapons, armor, and spells, Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree is poised to captivate players once again when it launches on June 21, 2024. Whether you’re a seasoned Elden Ring player or a newcomer, the expansion offers an unparalleled adventure in the mystical world crafted by FromSoftware and Bandai Namco Entertainment.