Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree will be huge, Miyazaki already reveals his favorite new release

Bandai Namco And FromSoftware have finally lifted the veil on Shadow of the Erdtreethe Elden Ring expansion. The base game has won numerous awards Game of the Year 2022it has more than 23 million players, which means that this additional content is eagerly awaited by fans.

Generally, FromSoftware is known for its quality extensions, adding a lot of content (and challenge) to the base experience, this one will be no exception to the rule. Hidetaka Miyazaki, director of the game, declared to Eurogamer that Shadow of the Erdtree is “our largest expansion to date, in terms of overall volume”. The playing field promises to be impressive, Miyazaki compares it to Necrolimbus in the base game, but with a level design richer and denser. We will find large areas, more traditional dungeons and places in between, for a gameplay more varied.

In addition to this, Shadow of the Erdtree will obviously add new enemies to face and weapons and spells to equip. Hidetaka Miyazaki said Famitsu that weapons and spells will be “one of the main selling points” of the expansion. All the success of gameplay ofElden Ring is based on the many builds possible, players can play as they wish by equipping the right weapons and spells, Shadow of the Erdtree will add eight new categories of weapons, not to mention new weapons in already existing categories. Miyazaki cites for example theōdachia very long Japanese sword, or the gyakute ken, a blade held upside down in the ninja style. The trailer already highlights throwing daggers (which are not consumables here) as well as a shield with blades, players will be able to have fun and discover new ways to defeat their enemies (and die ).

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree release date is set for June 21, 2024 on PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, a new edition with the base game and its expansion is already available for pre-order from €71.99 on Amazon And Gamesplanet.

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