Shadow of the Erdtree Will Be Elden Ring’s First and Final DLC, FromSoftware Director Says

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Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree, a new expansion to the award-winning action RPG from Bandai Namco that will tempt players back into the Land of Shadow with a new story, bosses, weapons, and more, will be its first and only DLC, FromSoftware director Hidetaka Miyazaki has revealed. Miyazaki, who also serves as company president, shared the news in an interview with China’s Bonfire this week, suggesting that any additional stories would probably come by way of a sequel.

Miyazaki said (per machine translation):

  • “It is the first and last DLC. We have no plans to add more content to Elden Ring.”
  • “…but it has not yet been decided whether the entire story of Elden Ring will be the focus.”
  • “FromSoftware’s style of doing things is that it generally does not allow the future of an IP to be easily locked…it is better to leave some possibilities.”
  • “…but as far as Shadow of the Erdtree is concerned, it is the only DLC.”

A preview of some of the challenges that await players in Erdtree:

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

Some of the latest Elden Ring merchandise:

Bandai Namco on Elden Ring and its upcoming expansion:

Winner of hundreds of accolades including The Game Awards Game of the Year and Golden Joystick Awards Ultimate Game of the Year, ELDEN RING is the acclaimed action RPG epic set in a vast, dark fantasy world. Players embark on an epic quest with the freedom to explore and adventure at their own pace.

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.

Discover uncharted territories, face formidable adversaries, and revel in the satisfying triumph of victory. Dive into the riveting interplay of characters, where drama and intrigue intertwine, that create an immersive experience to savor and enjoy.


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