The announcement of DLC for the video game Elden Ring has finally arrived after months of waiting. FromSoftware, the game developer, is known for producing downloadable content for their Souslike games, so it was expected that Elden Ring would receive DLC, especially given its success. The DLC, called Shadow of the Erdtree, was announced unexpectedly in a tweet that didn’t provide many details. The tweet confirmed the name of the expansion and stated that it was currently in development. No release date was given, but it is likely to be released in 2023. The DLC will be available on both current and last-gen consoles and PC.
The accompanying image with the announcement shows a mysterious character riding a horse, which has led to speculation about the DLC’s story. The image features a giant mystical tree, the Erdtree, which players spend most of the game trying to reach. However, in the DLC image, the tree seems to be leaking some sort of substance, possibly lava or sap. The character in the artwork looks like a girl, but it is unclear who she is. The character could be Miquella, who is briefly featured in the game and is said to have created the Haligtree. However, the character’s sidesaddle riding position implies that they at least identify as a woman, which is not something Miquella is known to have done. FromSoftware is known for being vague and leaving things open to interpretation, so fans are left to speculate about what the DLC will entail. Despite the lack of information, the announcement of Elden Ring’s DLC is exciting news for fans of the game.