It was a typical chilly February morning when the gaming world received an unexpected jolt. UK-based gaming journalists and fans worldwide were just starting their day when FromSoftware, the masterminds behind the critically acclaimed game ‘Elden Ring’, made a sudden announcement.
They revealed their first expansion, ‘Shadow of the Erdtree’, and the gaming community has been abuzz ever since. But here’s the twist – after that early morning announcement, there’s been a hush. No further details, no follow-ups. Just the news that ‘Shadow of the Erdtree’ is in the works.
What Do We Know About the Expansion?
If we’re honest, there’s not much to go on. The details about ‘Shadow of the Erdtree’ are as elusive as some of the game’s hidden bosses. We know it’s under development – and that’s about it. However, fans have been piecing together theories and speculations.
A popular one revolves around the concept art which seems to feature Miquella and Torrent. For those who might not recall, Miquella is the elder sibling of Malenia, one of ‘Elden Ring’s’ most formidable bosses. There was hope for more news at events like the Summer Game Fest and The Game Awards, but alas, no updates came.
Are There Clues From Recent Announcements?
Interestingly, some recent product announcements have added fuel to the fan theory fire. PUREARTS, a company known for its detailed figurines, tweeted about their first ‘Elden Ring’ collectable launching in February 2024. Their message to the ‘Tarnished’ (that’s us, the players) was to stay tuned.
Around the same time, there was a leak from Thrustmaster, famous for their gaming hardware accessories. This leak hinted at a collaboration with ‘Elden Ring’, coinciding with the ‘Shadow of the Erdtree expansion release – Elden Ring anniversary/February 2024’.
Could We See a Surprise Release?
These product releases, especially with one explicitly referencing the expansion, have got fans on the edge of their seats. Could this mean a surprise, or ‘shadow drop’, of the expansion is imminent? The timing is interesting.
February 25 marks the two-year anniversary of ‘Elden Ring’, and the expansion was first announced on February 28 last year. If patterns and anniversaries mean anything, this could be a prime time for FromSoftware to surprise us.
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What Should Fans Expect?
While we wait and hope, the community is buzzing with anticipation. Theories, guesses, and wishful thinking are all part of the excitement. ‘Shadow of the Erdtree’ promises to be another chapter in the already rich and intricate world of ‘Elden Ring’. Whether it’s more lore, new challenges, or unseen areas to explore, it’s sure to be an adventure. We can only speculate, but isn’t that part of the fun?
In Conclusion: When Is the Release Date?
As of now, the ‘Shadow of the Erdtree release date’ remains a mystery, wrapped in an enigma, nestled in the lands between. Fans can only keep their fingers crossed, hoping for a February 2024 release. For now, we wait, ready to embrace whatever FromSoftware throws our way. Stay tuned, Tarnished, for the journey is far from over.